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This blog is about sports cards. I tend to only purchase cheap items so don't come hear expecting to see big money cards. My teams collections are Chicago White Sox and Michigan Wolverines. I also have a bunch of player collections.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Relic Saturday

I actually got these cards yesterday, but I'm a slacker. I already looked on the USPS site and I'm not getting any more cards today so we'll just pretend they are from today. By the way, if you haven't downloaded the USPS app (or use the website) and checked out the Informed Delivery section, you're missing out. It tells you what will be in your mailbox today (with photos).


This comes from 2013 Topps and is actually a mini but it's just a touch smaller than your normal card. I like the no borders look. I picked this up for the White Sox collection for $2.25/shipped.


I also picked up this AJ for $1.04/shipped. I actually already have it but I keep dupes of relic/autos. I just don't bid on them as high if I already have it. Really though, for a buck, could I really turn it down?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Catch Up Post

I've got some catching up to do. I bought a couple more cards over the weekend and then I got cards in the mail yesterday and today. This would be easier to keep up with if I would quit taking naps after work.

Sunday, my daughter took my debit card to go to Walmart to pick up something for us (I don't remember what now) so I told her to grab a couple more packs of 2019 Topps. Why the hell not? It was pretty much the same as the other couple, base and inserts. I needed 57 of the 68 cards, the rest were dupes. Also as what happened with the first couple packs, I got 2 White Sox cards.


Our super phenom rookie pitcher who's recovering from Tommy John surgery and our current starting shortstop.

Monday, I got 1 envelope but it had a bunch of cards in it




These 6 cards are all from 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects. How much did I pay? Nada. They came with the following cards that I won. Now, I know sometimes you get freebies thrown in but those are some nice freebies. So nice, that I went to the sellers store and checked to see if he sold these to someone else and mixed up and sent them with my purchase but I didn't see them anywhere. I'll take them. They came with these cards.


These 2 cards of the former Knick now, Tim Hardaway Jr, came in a lot of 2, that I won for $2.25/shipped. So under $1.25 each plus all the freebies. Great purchase in my eyes.

Then today, I got 2 envelopes.



I got these 3 cards for $.06/each/shipped. Apparently the seller was getting rid of some Orioles cards. I also won a Ripken card but when I went to log it in, I already had it marked. Oops, guess I'm out the quarter it cost.


Last but not least, I got this card which is the start of the Moritz Wagner collection. I've bid on a bunch of his auto's but this was the first relic I saw, and won. I picked it up for $1.99/shipped.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

2019 Topps

I didn't get any mail today but I did get some cards. Since I started the baseball card collection or in other words, cards not in my other collections, I figured I'd pick up some packs here and there. I haven't picked any up in a few years because I only spent money on cards for my collections, but now all those cards in the pack will go to a collection. I'm not going to buy a bunch or anything but I may pick up at least a pack from most releases and as you all know, the first release is up, 2019 Topps.

I went to Walmart after work yesterday and had planned on picking up a blaster but they were pretty much out of everything. All they had were the 16 card packs and while I don't normally grab packs from a retail outlet like that because of pack searchers, I was already excited about grabbing some cards so I grabbed 5 of those packs.

I won't go through a boring post of everything I got, I did get them logged into the Trading Card Database so if you have the need to see everything I got, you can go there. I will show you the cards I got for all my other collections, which is only one collection, the White Sox collection.


This would be the first White Sox card I pulled for 2019. It was in the first pack so I thought maybe I'd get a few since I started out so well.


Nope, I only got the 2 and this card came in the last of the 5 packs.

It was fun opening packs again, I actually opened them in the parking lot because I was waiting on my groceries to get put in my car. I flew through them and then went through them slower once I got home.

I didn't get any short prints, variations are anything special. Base cards and inserts. It wasn't a terrible start to the 2019 card year, I did get 2 Sox cards.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Yaz Thursday

I've been debating on raising my high bid on player collection cards because I don't really win them very often. I originally started the quarter bid because I was broke. I'm doing all right now but I kind of felt like picking them up cheap was my niche. I'll leave some of the other collections at a quarter but only raising the player collection bids. I haven't decided yet.

Only one card today but it's a player collection that I rarely win cards for, as a matter of fact, this is the 2nd one this year which doubles up how many I won last year.


I picked up this Carl Yastrzemski for $.25/shipped. Which I think is a great price for this Hall of Famer, it would have been better if it was a card during his playing days but I'd be surprised if I could win one of those at a quarter.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A couple on the cheap

I got a couple cards today from the same seller. He lists all kinds of card at a penny and now that I'm doing the baseball collection, which is essentially any card that doesn't go to my other collections and I find for under a dime, I bid on a ton of his cards. I probably only win 5% of them though but I'm okay with that.


We'll start with this 1994 Fleer Alfredo Griffin. When I think of Griffin, I think of him with Oakland and he only played 3 years with them out of his 18 year career. I picked this up for $.06/shipped. I don't remember ever seeing this card before and I'm fairly familiar with the set. It's funny how some cards you just blank on.


I also picked up this card of the Hawk from 1989 Topps. I watched a ton of Cubs games growing up because they were always on WGN and most of the neighborhood were Cubs fans. I picked this card up for $.10/shipped. I definitely remember this card, I had a crap load of 1989 Topps back when I collected as a kid.