Thursday, May 31, 2012

It's Time for a Contest!!

There is a nifty new contest at It's Like Having My Own Card Shop.  The prize includes some neat cards from Upper Deck and Gypsy Queen.  How does one enter you ask?  Click here.  Post a comment.  It's that simple. 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

More Alex Rodriguez Cards

OK, so here is ARod lot number two.  This lot also cost me $1.04 shipped from the same eBay seller as the previous lot.  I received a total 16 cards in this lot.  I think my favorite card out of this lot is the Allen & Ginter.  It is one of the few cards showing ARod in a Yankee uniform.  And I just like Allen & Ginter. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

An Addition to My Alex Rodriguez Collection

My latest eBay purchase was a lot of 15 Alex Rodriguez cards.  Settle down all of you ARod and Yankee haters.  I paid $1.04 with shipping for the lot.  This is actually the first of two ARod lots that I bought.  I will show off the second lot in a later post.  These are mostly Mariner and Ranger cards but that’s OK.  I have been accumulating ARod cards over the past year or two for some reason.  Maybe I’ll sell them once he retires and buy a yacht with the proceeds.  Or maybe not.  But I paid less than 10 cents a card which is pretty good.  But the way, if you haters are looking to trade your ARod/Yankee cards away, let me know. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

eBay Mailbag: Grady Sizemore

My latest eBay auction win was a lot of 8 Grady Sizemore cards.  I paid a total of 49 cents shipped for the entire lot.  For the record, it cost $1.95 to ship the package.  I think my favorite card of the lot is the Allen & Ginter.  Perhaps this lot was cheap because Sizemore does not play much.  The oft-injured Sizemore has not played a full season since 2008.  He has been on the DL with back problems since the beginning of the 2012 season.  He is a talent but is so prone to injuries. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

My First Gypsy Queen Card

My latest eBay purchase as a 2012 Gypsy Queen card of John Axford.  I paid 6 cents shipped for the card.  This is my first card of Axford and my first Gypsy Queen card.  I like the overall card design and the fact that the card lacks a glossy finish.  Gypsy Queen seems to have plenty of parallels which is a plus.  However, I’m not sure that I would shell out the $100-$110 that hobby boxes go for on eBay.  The cards are nice but they are not that nice.  I would prefer to just buy and trade individual cards.  Axford has a bloated ERA so far, but he has saved 6 games.  In fact, he just blew his first save in 50 tries.  I have a warm spot in my heart for closers.  I have won at least one fantasy league because of my closers. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

eBay Mailbag: 2011 Topps Lineage

I recently purchased a lot of 5 2011 Topps Lineage cards on eBay for 32 cents shipped.  All of the cards featured Detroit Tigers.  I received 2 Victor Martinez cards, 2 Austin Jackson cards, and 1 Al Kaline card  I don’t have too many Lineage cards, so I picked up a few at a decent price.  By the way, Dave & Adam’s Card World sells a pack of 8 cards for $3.25.