Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I've Got the Blues

I picked up a lot of 4 2013 Topps blue variation cards for a grand total of 31 cents on eBay.  These cards are only available at Walmart apparently.  I like the blue color.  It’s a nice looking parallel to collect.  I could also see a base set with a similar design though.  The four players on these cards are Devin Mesoraco, Mat Latos, Jordan Zimmermann, and Tommy Milone.  Those aren’t exactly no name players. 

Friday, December 27, 2013

My First Topps Chrome of the Season

I was fortunate enough to acquire not one, not two, but three 2013 Topps Chrome cards of Matt Cain on eBay for a grand total of 11 cents.  (Photo of the back for contrast!)  These are my first Chrome cards of the year.  I usually don’t buy packs because they are overpriced.  These are decent looking cards though of a legitimate star pitcher.  I will likely pick up a few more Chrome cards here and there.  But I won’t be wasting my money on packs or boxes. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

More 2007 Topps Cards

I bought a small lot of 2007 Topps Cardinals cards on eBay for 12 cents shipped.  I don’t know why I did this.  I guess the price tempted me.  2007 is probably my least favorite Topps set.  I hate the black borders.  Yet I have purchased and continue to purchase the product.  Go figure.  I got one card of Kip Wells, one of Juan Encarnacion, and two of Todd Wellemeyer.  Not exactly an All-Star Team, but at least I didn’t overpay. 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Remember Carlos Zambrano?

I picked up this 2009 UD Spectrum card for just a few cents on eBay.  It’s a cool looking card of a guy whose stock has fallen sharply over the past few years.  Zambrano was most recently in the Phillies minor league system and is currently a free agent.  I didn’t even realize he was gone.  I would have to believe that some team will take a flyer on him this year. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

eBay Mailbag: Nick Swisher

I picked up a 2009 Upper Deck card of Nick Swisher for just a few cents on eBay.  The photo is a cool staged shot of Swisher that must have been taken right after he came to the Yankees.  I can’t help but to be a Nick Swisher fan despite the fact that he has left the Yankees.  He just always seemed like a cool guy.