It's time to have a look at some of the cards I got, following my ebay binge of the past couple of months. I'm actually proud of myself, as I haven't bid on anything since March 9th. I don't know if this earns me a chip, but the first step was admitting I had a problem, and that's done. I'm glad I had an intervention with myself. I'm still expecting a big package from Comc that should be here anytime, but after that, I'll be done with my ebay purchases.
The good thing though is that at no time did I receive cards wondering why on earth I'd bid on them. Well...sort off...
As always, I'll start with vintage !
1960 Topps just may be my favorite post 50s card set. Yep, even in front of 65.
My very first vintage Koufax ! His cards can't be found for cheap, even in bad shape. This one is semi-beat up and cost me $7. I'm still actively looking for (relatively) cheap copies of his 63 Fleer, 60 and 65 Topps...maybe one day.
I got both of those for $10 shipped (they were sold together). Not the most glamorous of May's cards, but still a very cool one to own.
For once, I got this Pirate card for my PC and not for Matt's collection. Please don't hold it against me !
The listing did not mention that the Munson was a Topps mini. I'm ok with that, it'll give me an excuse to chase down his regular issue too. The Ryan is for my 'let's get a copy of each of Nolan Ryan's base Topps cards" project.
Now, the modern cards :
I own several of Well's autos (3 or 4, which for me is a lot), and am always happy to add new ones, especially when they're on card.
I don't know if you can tell from the scans, but those two cards are partly acetate, hence transparent. They look real nice. The first one, I got simply because I'm trying to add as many UD Black autos as possible.
Hardaway looks way scarier on that card than on-court...
This is a great looking booklet ! (yeah, I'm feeling very inspired tonight)
Mark was nice enough to send me a bunch of those a couple of months ago, and I instantly fell in love with them. So it's naturally that I'm trying to complete the Knicks team set.
And finally, cards from nowhere. Well, actually, I got those cards for Wes, of jaybarker fame. Why ? Well, because I was absolutely sure that he collected Rockets players. I don't know why. Turns out he doesn't, as I mistook him with another blogger (sorry, can't remember who !). Those are still real nice looking cards, but talk about a dumb purchase ! I'll explain to my accountant that my heart was in the right place, that I was just trying to make Wes happy. He'll understand.