Monday, September 18, 2023
Sunday, September 3, 2023
I haven't felt like blogging much lately but I still have a lot to show off, so I decided I'd compromise and kind of half-ass it. Here's a quartet of cards I bought in May, July, and August:
Monday, August 21, 2023
Here's something I've been wanting to get to for a while! I crossed the 100-transaction threshold on TCDb earlier this year and now I'll be showing off some of those deals that led to that very milestone. It looks like I've completed (or at least received my end of) 24 trades and one purchase going back to February of this year. I covered some of those with my summary of cards I received from Dan (vrooomed) (who, by the way, just sent me another PWE), and I have more from some of my closest buds on the site, but tonight I'm recapping 16 transactions that have been sitting on my desk for way too long.
There's LOTS of cards and 16 deals is a lot to cover so I'll likely be fairly sparse in my wording this evening. Instead, enjoy the fruits of my trading labor in image form:
Each item is actually listed separately on TCDb so I decided to show them off here. The tin counts as one, the disc (with writeup and display instructions) is another, and the last piece is the card itself, which had a protective wrap on it that I peeled off. (Also you can see that the tin had some staining from the foam-type substance and I tried to clean it off with mixed results. Not the end of the world as the card itself is fine.)
Saturday, August 19, 2023
So here's what I ended up with:
Sunday, August 13, 2023
A couple Fridays ago I headed back to Taylor for my favorite monthly show and as usual I wasn't sure what to expect. Sometimes the guy whose tables I spend about 98% of my time at has lots of great dime stuff and on other occasions the $1 and $2 stuff ends up being more worth my effort.
This time the more expensive boxes were a bit crowded so I joined a few guys on the other end by the dime boxes. There were tons to look through and as usual I passed on the stacks of more recent base from all sports plus most of the basketball. But I started having luck finding card after card for myself or others and quickly amassed a healthy stack.
Eventually the other end freed up and I picked up some fun stuff there, then headed back to the dimes to finish up my day, until I found one last big item in his "as-priced" box that I didn't want to pass up.
Here's what I believe the breakdown was this time:
- 190 dime cards = $19
- 8 "dime" cards in toploaders @ 8/$1 = $1
- 6 $1 cards = $6
- 8 $2 cards = $16
- 1 card priced at $20 minus a $7 overall discount = $13