Sunday, June 26, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
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
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 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.