Saturday, July 28, 2012

Detroit Tigers Cards from eBay

My latest eBay purchase was a lot of 20 Tigers cards for just 99 cents shipped.  I got a good share of parallels and various shiny cards.  I think my favorite card is the Curtis Granderson gold foil card.  I also received a nice rookie card of former Yankee prospect Austin Jackson who was traded for Granderson.  After seeing that Dontrelle Willis card, I felt compelled to find out what ever happened to him.  Apparently, he retired earlier this month.  Who knew?

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pack Break: 2007 Topps Series 1

I picked up a pair of 2 2007 Topps Series 1 packs at a flea market for $4.00.  I am not sure why I did this.  I bought a ton of this stuff in 2007.  I really don’t like the design or the inserts or anything about this set.  Yet I still buy more.  I didn’t get anything great.  But here are the proceeds.  

Sunday, July 15, 2012

eBay Mailbag: Red Sox Cards

 I picked up a lot of 20 Red Sox cards on eBay for 99 cents shipped.  I still hate the Red Sox, but I am a collector of all MLB teams.  I got a bunch of parallel cards as well as the usual Topps fare.  I especially like the Bowman Platinum cards.  That’s about all the time I wish to spend on the subject of the Red Sox.  End transmission.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

eBay Mailbag: John Lackey

My latest EBay purchase is a 2006 Allen & Ginter card of John Lackey.  It cost me 6 cents shipped.  This card is technically a short print.  That really doesn’t impress me since I don’t collect short prints.  But, in 2006 that would be a big deal.  In 2006, this card would probably sell for $6 instead of 6 cents.  However, in 2012 this card is reduced to a mere common card.  And, John Lackey has been reduced to an injury-prone bum.  He is also a Red Sox now so that’s another strike against him. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Pack Break: 1995 Upper Deck SP

I picked up two packs of 1995 SP at a flea market for some reason.  I had never purchased any 1995 SP before.  So I added some cards to my collection 17 years late.  Each pack contained 8 cards.  I didn’t do too bad.  I picked up insert cards of Frank Thomas and George Brett.  I also picked base cards of Matt Williams, David Cone, and Robin Ventura.  These packs were $2 each.  I think I got a better value in these packs then I would in a lot of newer products.