Friday, December 21, 2012

Not Just a Win. I made out like Marquez over Pacquiao!!

Listia has been good to me and sometimes it is better than others.  I've won lots of auctions for a way better value than should be possible.  Every now and then though I get a deal that is more then good. More than great. Amazing, Astounding!!!  Check out what 3000 credits won me on Listia.

Not One 

Not Two

But Three,
 cards from one of the greatest sets ever, 1961 Fleer Ted Wiliams.  

I already owned a couple Ted's from this set but this is the first one of The Splendid Splinter in his Red Sox uniform I have owned.

If you haven't tried out Listia yet you should.  There are lots of cards on there and some amazing deals.    It is a really good way to get good value out of your 70s and 80s cards too.  I approach it as trading.  Those three Ted Williams cards cost me one Kevin Garnett Game Used card and a stamp.  I still had 2000 credits left over from the Garnett to get other stuff too.  

I'll trade game used basketball for vintage Ted Williams all day long.  

Like I said check it out if you haven't already.  Follow this link to get 100 free credits just for signing up.  I have won plenty of cards for less than 100 credits so basically you are signing up for free cards.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Contest Winnings

It isn't very often I write a post but one good way to get a post out of me is to have a contest and let me win and that is exactly what Brad did.  Brad is the proprietor of the appropriately named Brad's Blog and I am getting used to thanking him because he is the very same guy who helped me out with the Virdon 1/1 card not long ago.  Here was my contest winnings.

First up is a Marlins auto.  I have no idea who Matt Dominguez is. A quick Wicki search says he was traded to Houston in the Carlos Lee deal.   Not so long ago I would have shot Wicked an email and asked him if he needed this.  Now I don't know what to do with it.  Maybe Dimwit will want it, I owe him anyway.

Bad scan, bad, bad, scan.  Other than that, what you need to know about this card is that it is a refractor and it is numbered to 75.  I have a destination in mind for this card already.  I have some boxing cards that need to be sent north, this will make a good addition to that package.  (By the way, Dennis if you are reading this your not going to get your package until mid January or so.  I'm not fighting the lines at the PO before Christmas and I'm out of town afterwards. Sorry about that)

Not long ago I wrote many many posts about how nobody ever sends me Nomar cards. It was nothing to get 100 early 2000s Red Sox in the mail and not a single one of them be Nomar.  I guess he has been retired long enough now that people are no longer hording his cards because I have got quite a few this year. I didn't scan them but Daniel sent me a bunch with the micro cards I posted yesterday.  Brad sent me this cool insert from one of the many years of Ultra.

The very first Bowman Chrome card I received this year happens to be an insert.  Big Papi with the SS heir apparent Xander Bogarts.   It is supposed to commemorate Ortiz as a major league all star and Bogarts as a miner league all star but that isn't what I see.  I see card with a guy with Z and a guy with a X in his name on the same card.  I don't know every card ever made but I kind of doubt there are many Z/X combo cards out there.

Lastly Brad sent a bunch of Archive Red Sox stuff.  I thought that Archives was just Ehhh but the inserts are great.  The 77 Cloth Design, 67 Sticker Design, and the 69 Deckle Edge are all solid inserts that I like alot.  The Boggs reprint is pretty lazy but I don't expect to like everything Topps makes.I'm pretty close to having all the different Archives Red Sox inserts now.  I only need the following to have them all:

2012 Archives 1977 Cloth
77C-JE Jacoby Ellsbury

2012 Topps Archives 1967 Topps Stickers
67S-CY Carl Yastrzemski

2012 Topps Archives 1958 Combos
58-YE Carl Yastrzemski
58-JE Jacoby Ellsbury

There are not many sets out there that I have the whole team set and every single team insert too.  With a little help I may be able to knock them all off.

Once again, Thanks Brad.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Oddball Size Storage Solution

Recently I got a package from It's Like Having My Own Card Shop.  In it was a whole bunch of 1992 Topps Micro cards.  Once I got them I didn't know how to store the things.  They were too small for pages and they don't store right in a monster box.  Luckily he included an A&G Mini with them and I noticed the Micro cards were as long as an A&G mini is wide.  So here is what I came up with.  

That is a 15 card mini page with 3 micro cards in each slot.  They fit perfect.  So now I can put them in my binder with my other 1992 cards.  If anyone has #3 Jeff Reardon Record Breaker or #734 Scott Hatteberg please let me know, they are the last two I need for the 1992 Team Set.

Thanks for all the great cards you sent Daniel.  I love going through a package of cards where I finish off multiple team sets and not get a single double.