(09-05-2012 10:57 AM)pingbling23 Wrote: i believe the card is real, but its still unknown if it was from a promo or from a convention. The 2 year old thread has people saying they pulled it from a pack. Im not sure when elite was released if they had kobe's contract, these could have been added and were never mentioned on the checklist they provided to beckett, wich is why its not in their database. I think you paid an average price for the auto, probably over paid less then $20 but its no big deal. I would guess that 200 beckett value would be a fair guide price.
(09-05-2012 10:59 AM)skywalker Wrote: I purchased the card for $125. Fair purchase price?
I just got off the phone with Panini and they have verified that it is indeed a real authentic card. Apparently it was not supposed to be autographed but when it ended up being autographed they had to verify its authenticity without the typical wording, as the card already had all the wording on the back. There answer for that was the gold "24" sticker. The next question would be... Unique story/RARE = bigger value??