While willing to pay a premium price for a premium card, I am still not going to pay an outrageous amount for a card of a player like Jon Jay. While Jay is a nice player it's hard to justify spending $40 dollars or more for one of his cards. Even for something like a 1/1 printing plate of the Cardinals outfielder, I have seen the prices much lower than that. So, when this years version of Museum Collection dropped the prices on the Cardinals jumbo pieces were a bit backwards. The Adam Wainwright jumbo jersey card, for example, hovered in the teens. Meanwhile, collectors fought tooth and nail for the jumbo version of Jon Jay.
Finally, the copies of the cards started drying up and one or two final copies floated up on Ebay. I waited patiently for copy to end and was able to secure this copy of the Jay card for less than $10.
2013 Museum Collection Jon Jay Jumbo Bat Card
While it was pointed out to me by a fellow collector, during my pursuit of this Jay card, that the pricing premium was probably caused by the fact that this is the only Jay jumbo relic on the market, it also reiterates the fact that collectors need to set their budget where they value the card. If you are honest with yourself about where the price should land, chances are that the secondary market will eventually correct itself, and you will find your card for the price you want it for.