I picked up a few random cards from 2013 Topps from three different sellers on eBay. The cards cost less than 50 cents in total. However, each of the three sellers shipped the cards to me without a penny sleeve, top loader, or any other protection inside of a bubble mailer. That is a strange and dangerous way to ship baseball cards. As luck would have it, all 7 cards arrived in great condition. The Cahill card looks slightly twisted, but there is no crease so I can fix it. I got lucky this time. But would it kill eBay sellers to use a penny sleeve every now and then?
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.