Sunday, June 26, 2011

Flea Market Finds

So I made another trip to the local flea market this past weekend because I have no life. I walked away with some decent baseball cards though. I bought 22 Alex Rodriguez cards and 6 Albert Pujols cards for a grand total of $3.00. I can’t complain about a deal like that. The cards are mostly base cards but they are in great condition. Most came in top loaders and penny sleeves for some reason. I notice that most baseball cards at flea markets are junk wax with rubber bands around them. These vendors should save themselves the embarrassment and just set fire to these cards.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

More TTM Requests

I haven’t had too many TTM auto returns lately. So I figured I would increase my odds by sending a few more requests out. I mailed out three envelopes to Javier Vazquez, A.J. Pierzynski, and Chase Headley. I feel pretty good about getting these back signed based on past history.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I Own an ARod Autograph!!

Usually when I make an eBay purchase, I don’t spend more than $10. However, I decided to splurge on my latest purchase. I was looking for a nice autograph in the $25 area. I started looking at a bunch of different players. I also looked at Alex Rodriguez autos which are admittedly more than $25. Most of his autos can be had for under a hundred bucks. At the end of the day, I purchased a 2011 Topps Tribute card with a triple relic and autograph. The card is numbered 58/75. The total damage was $73. Not really too bad considering. This is the new best card in my collection. Once I am able to replenish funds, I may purchase a Jeter autograph which will probably run about a hundred bucks. That won’t be for a while though.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I Don't Collect Vintage Cards

I made a trip to the local flea market this weekend and walked away with a couple of vintage baseball cards. I should point out that I don’t collect vintage baseball cards and I have very little knowledge about them. I honestly have no idea why I bought these cards. Both cards are from the 1957 Topps Set. The first is Jim Pisoni. The other is Bobby Gene Smith. I paid $6 for both which is probably too much given that the condition of each card is only so-so. Pisoni only played for 5 seasons and sported a .212 career average. Smith lasted 7 seasons and batted .243. These guys are not exactly all-stars, but I guess I was drawn in by the allure of old cards. Anyway, if anybody out there is interested in trading for these two cards, please leave a comment.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

TTM Requests

I have not sent a TTM Autograph request out since spring training. Today, I sent out three. I sent two baseball cards each to John Maine, Fausto Carmona, and Max Scherzer. I have seen some recent successes from these players and I would love to get the autographs. For the record, I was 4 for 13 during spring training. Maybe I was too ambitious.