Thursday, November 28, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Regular readers will know that I fully admit to being only a semi-organized collector. That goes for my collection as a whole and also for my main player collection, Cubs legend and Hall of Famer Ron Santo. I'm lucky if from time to time I have his cards all in the same box (which I don't now). I do not have any kind of database or checklist. I do have a good idea of what I have but as the title of this post indicates I don't really know all the cards I'm missing.
If you have a player collection you're probably like me in that you check eBay on a regular basis looking for either new cards or cards you don't have. I look at least every few days. A couple of weeks ago I saw the card below with this title, RON SANTO 2005 DONRUSS SIGNATURE #6/25 GOLD CENTURY SP" I would have skipped right over it if I hadn't noticed the end part. I know I've never seen this one before. Now if the starting bid had been say ten bucks I might have put it in a watch list but that would have been it. Instead, the seller started it off at $1.00. I can sure play in that ballpark! I've already forgotten if I just put in the minimum or maybe a few bucks. No matter. Believe it or not this one slipped by everyone but me and I came away with it as the only bidder.
This is a card I've had for a long time, in fact I have a couple.
I do like autographed cards but in this case between the small design change at the top and without the intrusive sticker (which covers up Santo's #10) I think it's a much nicer looking card. Add that it's serial numbered to just 25 and I think I'd take it over the auto version. So the moral of this story is, keep a sharp eye out when you're hunting for cards. You never know what might come up.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
This looked less pathological when everything was spread out between three or four boxes and multiple shelves. Do you have a collection of unopened boxes and packs?
I forgot to pull these--I've had them for 41 years.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Starlin had a very disappointing season in 2013, hitting just .245 with a career high in strikeouts. He also dropped from 25 stolen bases to just 9 (this may be attributed to team philosophy). If the Cubs are going to improve in 2014 (man I hope so) Starlin needs to find his stroke. These two cards were $.22 and $.11 shipped.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
I'm not really a fan of contrived animal pictures and some of the others in this 1935 set are kinda weird but this one was just too cute to pass up. If you're familiar with 1948 Bowman's (think Musial rookie) this card is just about the same size
Monday, November 11, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
I've been playing a little game on eBay recently. Call it my e-version of the dime box. Call it I don't have much money for cards but I still love buying them. I picked this one up for 11 cents shipped. Blue and red are my favorite colors and this one is nice and shiny, ooohhh!. Zubrus passed the 1100 games played mark this season.
Dainius seems to love coffee as much as Jim Palmer loves pancakes.