Today we're going to look at eight of the hits I grabbed, seven of which are baseball and one of which was hockey. I picked up a good number of these (as well as the forthcoming football haul) from just a few sellers because of the always advisable COMC strategy of combining and offering, hence my process of starting with one card I want, picking a seller and combing through their collection for each and every player I collect. It takes a while but as with SportLots, it often pans out, especially in terms of pricing. I also had some luck by sifting through some of the site's classifieds as they note sellers who are heavily discounting and/or auto-accepting various offers. The lesson: put in your time and you will be rewarded.
Enough walls of text, the tl;dr crew is screaming at me for some scans, so here they are:
Brendan Morrison 2008-09 Upper Deck Trilogy Two-Way Threads dual jersey: I definitely don't have as many Morrison hits as I'd like, but it's something I can work on provided I can continue to find nice prices on his stuff on COMC occasionally. I do at least have an autograph of him in my PC already, but considering he's one of the best players in Michigan hockey history, I should definitely have more. MOAR!
Cal Ripken Jr. 1982 Fleer RC: I figured I'd lead off the baseball section with this guy because I'm pretty excited about finally having it. Thanks to a package deal with one of the wantlist cards I bought, I got a pretty nice price when my offer was accepted, and now I have all three of his RCs from that year. (Donruss and Topps here) The Topps is my favorite (you know I love multiplayer RCs even when the other guys aren't great) and this one would be my second because of the cool action photograph, but I definitely don't like the rest of the ugly, boring design that year, so Donruss takes second despite its close-up headshot. Anyway, as with some of the insert sets I completed, it took me way too long to finish this trifecta, but now it's done and part of my Cal Ripken PC. Maybe someday I'll also pick up his highly sought-after 1982 Topps Traded as well! This was my only non-Michigan PC card of the order, but it was definitely a nice one.
My Michigan baseball PC now tips the scales at 51 cards, so that's a nice little milestone to have cleared, even if it's only a fraction of my football stash. Don't think I won't keep plugging away at collections for my favorite, Rich Hill, or the legends, like Bill Freehan and Barry Larkin.
Still, you all know football is king at this here school, so keep your eye out in the next couple days for that portion of this COMC package!