Sunday, August 7, 2016

Making a pause during the Olympics to show off cards

Things have been very slow lately card-wise at Papoy HQ in France. No new cards added in July (I was away most of the time on vacation instead of gorging myself in 90s cardboard like I usually do in the summer) and I haven't received a trade package since the month of May. I definitely need to address that issue and start packing cards to send out to my fellow bloggers !

Before going to Britanny, I did however have Comc send a few cards I had accumulated from a couple ebay dealers the previous weeks. This allowed me to see that they increased shipping from $3 to $5. Ah well. Still way worth it and a great all around service.

Woohoo, one of my main PC guy's first auto ! There are many Vizquel autos available out there, but I was just waiting for the right card, I suppose, and decided this was it. Got it for $11 I think , and it's nice and on-card.

This one seller had those two cards with BIN options. I made an offer ($6 each) which was accepted, and that's pretty normal since those are not encased. And man, I love that collection. So much that I then realized I already had the Dave Stieb (forgot to put it in my spreadsheet, so that had me fooled). I now have 2 mustache-less Dave Stieb autos in my collection. On the other hand, this is my first Jimmy Key auto, who was really underrated in his Blue Jays days.

 The good thing about a player being assigned to the minors is that his cards (usually) stay cheap. I'm hoping he gets called up next season despite a so-so season at AAA.

Those two shouldn't be reassigned any time soon. I liked those cards, and even more the fact that they were .99ct each. Not that they're really worth more

A couple of real nice quad Museum Collection relics. Unless I get completely mad, I'll never open one of those high end boxes, so cherry picking cards here and there ($5 each) is a nice option. I especially like that red fabric on the Donaldson. Maybe it's from Canada Day.

And finally, a random card of a random player. A good player, mind you (out for the season apparently), but random to me. But I picked it up because I thought the patch was very purty and I like my cards to be pretty, even when they're of Cardinals players.

So there, finally some cards to show off here ! Hope everybody's having a nice summer, I'll go back to watching the Olympics 10 hours per day !


  1. Nice pickups! The Stieb and Key autos are cool. May need to actually look at COMC one day

    1. thanks Mike ! COMC is great for inserts and parallels. For vintage or higher end cards, I usually go through Ebay and have them shipped to my Comc mailbox. It allows me to get US shipping prices instead of paying $20 to have a card shipped to France. Very convenient !

    2. I can imagine.. I looked into getting a Topps Now card from Topps.. Shipping was close to $50. Just from the US to Canada.. That was a definite Nope. lol

  2. Buying Cardinals cards make me think you hate babies, puppies and sunshine :)

    Wow!!!! you picked up some nice stuff. Congrats on getting the Donaldson card. He is a tough guy to find good deals on right now.

    1. Yeah, I was the only bidder on those Museum cards, that made things easier ! Like you, I don't specifically look for relic cards, but if some show up at decent prices, I'll pounce if I think they look nice. I had nothing against the Cards before I started trading with other NL central collectors ! You and Tony and other Cubs fans contaminated me (and reading about the history of the sports too

  3. I got a stack for you - I just need the damn bill collectors to stop taking my shipping money.