To Rip…Or Not To Rip – 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Edition

Now I am spoiling my Gint-A-Cuffs future points posts, but this is pretty important. You probably saw I pulled a rip card if you saw my 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter review.

But here is where the question gets difficult. Do I rip it, or do I sell it? I actually had an offer of $100 for the rip card, but the guy hasn’t responded to me since I said I’d probably accept it. It’s serial numbered to the player’s jersey number and it’s one of the stars of the league, well kinda. Hunter Pence is considered a star by some people, right? I mean his Houston Astros are terrible, but he’s still a star. He might even be traded to a contender.

But if I rip it, it will obviously lose value. However, I have not seen that many great cards being pulled out of rip cards. This fact is both good and bad. It’s good because there are still some good rip cards out there with great cards inside, but bad because no one is pulling anything real nice.

What would you do? I need the guidance of fellow collectors out there.

Rip Card!!!

Plus if I rip it, I think I get +10 more points for Gint-A-Cuffs….already get +34 points for this card. That should at least be part of my consideration. But I’d probably want to know how close I would be to winning first…