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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

On The 8th Day, Ebay Gave To Me, 2 Free Cards

8th day in a row. I'm thinking that I purchase way more cards than I thought I did. Although, technically, 1 of those days was a package from someone else and not a purchase.

Today, I actually had to walk to the mailbox to get my cards because my daughter, who normally grabs the mail after school, had a field trip to Chicago so she wasn't getting home until later. I thought the change of routine might stop the streak. I was happy to see 4 envelopes, each containing 1 card I purchased but 1 envelope had 3 other cards as filler and 2 of those I could use as well.

2015 Topps Baseball History
 I picked up this modern day Carlton for $.37/shipped. I love the powder blue uniforms of the 80's, I really don't know why. This is my 67th card in the Steve Carlton collection.

1992 Score
I grabbed a couple more of Cal off of Ebay. I continue to grab his cards cheap, mainly because there are so many during the junk wax era. I paid a quarter shipped for this big headed Ripken.

1988 Fleer
A double Ripken. I grabbed this one for $.44/shipped so $.22 a Ripken. These 2 cards bring the Cal Ripken Jr Collection to 229 cards. What was nice about this pick up is the seller wrapped it in 3 other cards. 1 card was a NBA card which is going to my cousin in my next card dump but the other 2 fit in another collection.

1980 Topps
I assume since I purchased a Ripken card that he assumed that I was an Orioles fan. We all know that I'm not but I can certainly use this in the Vintage Collection.

1980 Topps
He sent me 2 cards from the 1980 Topps and I needed both of them. Those 2 cards put the 1980 Topps set at 112 cards which is just over 15% completed. I still can't believe he sent 3 vintage cards.

2011 Topps Finest Orange Refractor Autograph
Just like Josh Fields (Sunday's post) Brent Morel was supposed to be our 3rd baseman of the future and he's no longer with the Sox. I picked up this autograph that's numbered to /99 for $2.99/shipped. It's a pretty slick looking card, very shiny.


  1. Pick up a Greg Norton autograph and you'll have the trifecta of failed 3B prospects.

  2. Oddly enough I just saw Morel homer for the Orix Buffaloes against the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in Japan this morning...