In an effort to avoid Soviet style inflation on Listia, I spent most of my remaining credits on one auction. I spent about 40,000 credits on 4 game used jersey cards of Josh Hamilton, Garrett Anderson, Freddy Garcia, and Seung Song. I bought the lot to get the Hamilton card. The Garcia and Anderson cards will likely go into my collection. I will probably trade the Song card or sell it as part of a lot at some point. Song never made the majors, but he is still pitching in Korea. I have about 4,000 Listia credits left. I should spend them soon before they become worthless.
In my latest Zistle trade, I scored a bunch of 2012 Topps base cards, as well as a few additional cards that I needed. I was happy to acquire the 2012 Allen & Ginter cards as I don't have many of them from that year. The cards that I gave up were mostly Topps base cards from 1982, 1986, and 1988. I'm good with that. Here's a photo of the haul:
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.