2012 Topps Skip Schumaker Squirrel Card
I first saw this card right before the first series of the 2012 Topps set was released last spring. Those unfamiliar with the story of the Rally Squirrel may read here. I knew that I had to have one of these cards, but was a little bit disappointed to find out that it was "super short-printed" and the first copy or two sold for over $600 on Ebay. That's a really steep price for a card, especially one featuring Skip Schumaker.
The price of the card slowly dropped and settled around $100 for awhile. I saw several for trade and worked that angle for awhile, but I found it difficult to gather much traction towards closing the deal with anyone. I kept my eye on the card throughout the summer and noticed that it continued to work it's way under $100 and is currently settled anywhere between $50 and $75.
Finally, a week ago I spotted a copy of the card in the photobucket album of a fellow trader and was able to swing a deal for a few Giants autographs. I was happy to get my squirrel card and not break the bank to do so.