Sunday, January 29, 2012

eBay Mailbag: Alex Rodriguez

My latest eBay pickup is a 2010 Upper Deck Biography card of Alex Rodriguez. I paid a total of 6 cents shipped for the card. That’s pretty good for an ARod card. This was one of those penny auctions that I placed a bid on without any expectation of winning. For some reason, there were no competing bidders. To make this an even better deal, I paid using eBay Bucks. By the way, if you still have any eBay Bucks remaining, they will expire this coming week.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

eBay Mailbag: Josh Willingham

My latest eBay purchase is a 2006 Fleer Tradition Rookie Card of Josh Willingham. The card cost me all of 5 cents. I love buying cards for less than the price of postage. You might notice that Willingham is shown in his catcher’s gear, even though his is listed as an outfielder. He is still an outfielder. He actually just signed a 3 year $21 million contract with the Twins. Not bad for a .262 career hitter.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Draft Results Part 2

So here is the remainder of my draft haul from Cardboard Heaven. It’s interesting to see the different strategies used by different people in the draft. I often found myself saying “Why take that card with that pick?” I sure everybody said that about me a few times. After the game-used and autographs were gone, I basically stuck to rookie cards and shiny cards. The best rookie card is the 1983 Donruss Tony Gwynn. It’s not in perfect condition, but it’s still a nice card. I also think the 2003 Topps Chrome Utley Rookie was a steal. The shiny cards consist of Chrome, Refractors, and XFractors. Overall, I think I did pretty good. The draft was a lot of fun. I can’t wait for the next one.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Draft Results Part 1

I have received my draft proceeds from Cardboard Heaven. Thank you Cameron. Overall, I think I was a very good general manager. I wound up with 7 autograph cards and a game used jersey card. My first pick of the draft was the Adam Lind auto. That was the card that I was really after. I only sought out autographs to begin the draft. I picked up the lone game used card mid-draft. It’s a no name player, but nobody else took it and it was getting kind of late into the draft. The remaining autographs are Cliff Pennington, Lance Broadway, Dennis Sarfate, Carlos Villanueva, Trevor Crowe, and Ian Snell. I picked up a bunch of other cards in the draft which I will detail in a future post.