I guess it depends on your personal quality standards....I try and only collect higher grade signs, that way you only have to buy them once with no need to upgrade. I wouldn't have paid that much for it personally, but the times they are a changin' on all pump plates. I'm having a hard time swallowing some of the prices being paid for these plates. 4 or so years ago I bought a better condition (than the one in question) 1946 Mobilgas plate for $85 on Ebay, ended up trading it for a Mobilgas plate variation last year I didn't have that a dealer had priced at $225. Like I said, the market has changed in just the last year or two on these plates and they are definately bringing stronger money in all conditions.

Darin Sheffer
Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!