First of all if I had 50K to spend on Ebay I would wait until the right card came along. The right card is an M-101 Babe Ruth. You know the card where he is in a Red Sox uniform. It would make for a short post though because it would take the whole 50K. Since this exercise is supposed to be right now I have to write a lot longer post and you didn’t really want me to mail it in that easily did you? (But then again at least I would be posting something; yea it has been that long since I last posted)
Not a lot of commentary because there are a whole lot of cards here. But a ton of cool pictures of cards to drool over.
So basically my first search is 54 Bowman Ted Williams. Money spent $1,549.
Next I did a Ted Williams Playball search and came up with the following.
1939 Playball Ted Williams $5,995
1940 Playball Ted Williams $2,567
1941 Playball Ted Williams $4,736
After I knocked out all the Ted Wiliams cards I thought I would be getting I switched to doing a search for Red Sox only Pre-War and only over $250. Then I sorted by highest price first.
1916 M101-5 Forrest Caddy $5,500
1909 T204 Eddie Cocolte $1,950
1941 PlayBall Jimmie Foxx $1,350
1914 Cracker Jack Joe Wood $1,750
1934 Goudey Lefty Grove $1,045
1948 Leaf Ted Williams $995
1911 Turkey Red Tris Speaker $900
1909 Coglans Chip Tris Speaker $753 Odd Buy It Now Price
1914 Cracker Jack Tris Speaker $750
1911 Turkey Red Harry Niles $700
1909 Coglans Chip Harry Hooper $604
1941 Double Play Ted Williams $500
1920 T210 Old Mill Harvey Bussey $475
1914 Cracker Jack Harry Hooper $455
1911 Turkey Red Ed Walsh $450
1923-24 Exhibit O’Neil $400
Insperation for those pain in the ass Goudey SP cards.
1938 Goudey Bobby Doerr $355
1921 E220 National Carmel Everett Scott $350
Not sure what is going on in this card but it is a 120 years old so I gotta have it.
1912 T202 Hassan Stahl/Cicotte $250
1917 H801 Boston Store H.B. Leonard $250
N29 Allen& Ginter John Morrell $200 I don’t know why this one squeaked by the $250 preference but I am glad it did because I always wanted an original A&G card.
1910 UNC Candy Jim Jeffries $5000
I have no idea that these are and I would probably be getting a raping dropping a grand on them but they are really cool. Good thing Gellman gave me lots of virtual money1909 Jim Jefferies Playing Card Complete Set $995
1937 Doughnut Company Jim Jefferies $436
Panicking now because I know I am running out of time. I get desperate and search for Ted Williams auto because I know I can knock a ton of money out with only a few cards.
2003 Sweet Spot Classic Ted Williams Auto $3,500
2006 SP Legendary Cut Ted Williams Auto $1,750
2009 SP Legendary Cuts Williams/Sisler Auto $1,300
2003 Sweet Spot Ted Williams Auto $1,550
This is actually my favorite of all the auto cards. Ted Williams auto on a Ted Williams card produced by the Ted Williams company.
1993 Ted Williams Card Co Ted Williams Auto $800
Total price comes up to $48,080 for 34 cards. Honestly if it wasn’t for the time limit I wouldn’t have picked a quarter of those cards. I would have nickel and dimed thousands of pre-war cards with my 50K. I also wouldn’t have ended up with a single auto. I also have to admit that I probably couldn't have actually bought all those in 15 minutes. I counted opening the window as bought. I didn't even really look at some of them either. I really REALLY wouldn't have bought that Williams/Sisler auto if I had really looked at it. I hate those Frankencut autos.