I picked up a lot of 20 baseball cards on eBay for only 42 cents shipped. There is really no common theme to this lot, but the price was certainly very cheap. These cards were not junk wax and contained several stars, including Albert Pujols. The lone Pujols card was probably worth 42 cents. Also included were card of Hideki Matsui, BJ Upton, Mike Piazza, Torii Hunter, Greg Maddux, and Vladimir Guerrero.
I have been rather quiet on Listia lately. However, I did pull the trigger on this autographed card of Elliot Johnson. It set me back 864 credits. Johnson may be best known for running over Yankee catcher Francisco Cervelli at home plate during a spring training game. That seemed kind of unnecessary during spring training. Johnson is currently warming benches for the Kansas City Royals. It seems like everybody plays for the Royals at some point.
I found a pair of 2009 O Pee Chee black bordered cards on eBay for 12 cents. The only other black bordered card that I have from this set is Phil Coke. I picked that card up at a card show for cents. I have no idea why I remember that. These two cards feature Anibal Sanchez and Carlos Villanueva. Sanchez is currently starring for the Tigers. Villanueva is actually starting for the Cubs. I did not know that. I would have guessed somewhere in the minors. Anyway, I really enjoyed the short-lived return of O-Pee-Chee. It was a really colorful card design. It also lacked a glossy finish which is my mortal enemy.
I picked up a 2008 UD First Edition “rookie” card of Clay Buchholz on eBay for 6 cents shipped. First Edition is the cheaper cousin of the regular Upper Deck set. So far this season, Buchholz has been a stud. He has a tiny ERA and 4 wins to show for his efforts. This will change if history tells us anything.
Jered Weaver. Chad Billingsley. Zack Greinke. Joel Hanrahan. What do these people all have in common? They are all Major League pitchers. They are all on the disabled list. They are all on my fantasy team which now finds itself in last place. My starting pitchers now consist of Madison Bumgardner, Phil Hughes, Tim Hudson, and Matt Cain. Free agency can only help me so much. And don’t even get me started on my relievers. John Axford is awful. Carlos Marmol is awful. Steve Cishek might get some saves if the Marlins ever win. That leaves Huston Street as my only reliable closer. It can’t get any worse, right?
I picked up a lot of 3 2013 Topps Angels cards on eBay for 16 cents with free shipping. I bought this lot for the Jered Weaver card. Weaver is on my fantasy team and I have a habit of accumulating cards of my fantasy players throughout the year. Of course, Weaver isn’t helping my cause since he is on the DL. To add insult to injury (or perhaps injury to injury), Zack Greinke is also spending time on the DL. Thanks Carlos Quentin. The other two cards represent a past Blue Jay in Scott Downs and a current Blue Jay in Maicer Izturis.
I have been a New York Yankees fan for my entire life. I have collected baseball cards for over 20 years. I did take a brief hiatus from 1996 to 2004. Nine years is brief, right? I prefer cards made after 2004. I also prefer cards that measure 2.5 in. by 3.5 in. I also have a thing against baseball cards that don't feature a baseball player. I collect all teams and players, even the Red Sox.