As previously mentioned, Gough's goal is to eventually own one of the three PSA 10s in existence.
"I do want a PSA 10. The total population of that card is 3. The population on my PSA 9 is a 6. This 9 is arguably the best 9. PSA has mentioned that. PWCC has been publicly saying that. A lot of people have argued that this is maybe better than the PSA 10. In my eyes, it’s the 4th best. Hopefully, I can get 1, 2, or 3."
You might be asking yourself how a $5.2 million card gets delivered or what you do with it once you have it in hand. According to Gough, the card was delivered via an armored vehicle and is currently being stored in a vault. However, he has big plans for it in the future, hoping to display it for all to see. He is trying to figure out, with his insurance company's help, the best way to do that.
"This is art. I collect art," said Gough. "This is definitely an art. Let’s say you take the same $5 million and put it into a house. There are a lot of houses you can buy for that money. To me, this is amazing because there are only six of them. That’s why I do consider this art. It’s got a great history of increasing in demand and value. How many paintings did Warhol do? There are only a certain amount. If you look at art, you spend the money on a piece of art, and it could be fake. This is safer because it’s graded. Ideally, I’d like to share it with the world. A lot of these assets just get locked away in wealthy people’s safes, and nobody sees it. I think it would be cool for other people to touch it or look at it."
When you look at this card in relation to a painting, maybe the value isn't so crazy. After all, 35 paintings are on the record of being sold for over $100 million each. However, to Rob, that isn't what it's all about.
"When I first got in, I was probably thinking, let’s just make a quick buck and get out, but you do it and catch the bug and realize how much fun it is," said Gough. "What a great hobby of people. I’m in a text chat with so many incredible people. It’s become addicting. We talk cards and the guys you are negotiating with along the way, initially, you enter the hobby for one reason, and it’s pivoted. I really just enjoy the hobby."