Thursday, December 8, 2011

Merry eBay 1/1mas!

Another of the exciting eBay purchases I alluded to a couple times this week arrived today:
Rich Hill's 2008 Upper Deck Heroes Autographs Beige.  Yes, beige, I know.  As you can clearly see, this guy is #d 01/25.  I didn't get it specifically because of that--I got it because it's the only one I've seen so far, and better yet, the seller was very cool and took my best offer on an auction where he actually hadn't set that up.  As these are getting hard to find, such a gesture is very significant and I certainly appreciated it.  

This version ties for my second-lowest number in the rainbow thus far with the Patch Light Blue; the Jersey Autograph Navy Blue tops the list at 10 copies made.  In case you're interested, the new average numbering for the remaining cards I need is 43, mainly thanks to a /100 and /200; after those two are gone, the highest-numbered version will be /49 and the new average will be 17!

I'm now exactly 2/3 of the way done with this 30-card rainbow, and fortunately I have a line on a couple other copies.  Just as encouraging is the fact that this is Rich Hill hit #31 for me, comprising almost half my Michigan baseball PC!

Coming up in the next couple days watch for at least two more eBay posts (unless those somehow arrive at the same time) plus a Sportlots package.