Topps’ Golden Ticket Baseball Pulled by Shop Owner

It’ll be a nice payday, a great little advertising tool–or a nice display piece for his shop.  Either way, it’s a win-win for a northern California card store owner.  Chris Seibel, owner of D&P Sports Cards in Sacramento, has landed one of the ten ‘Golden Ticket’ gold baseballs that are the big prizes in 2012 Topps Series One.  The redemption cards were placed inside boxes of the newly issued baseball cards.

The ball, signed by Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Ken Griffey Jr., was in a jumbo box opened at the shop recently, placed not inside a pack but sitting inside the box itself.

Seibel is asking $20,000 or ‘best offer’ according to the eBay listing which you can see here.

That price may be a little steep, but his job got a solid publicity boost from the local Fox affiliate which stopped in to see what the fuss was about and had a little fun with the Wonka-like concept.

You can see their story here.