Happy Easter, y'all! I decided to spring into action today, the third day of Detroit's season (hey, 2-1's not bad!) and show off my first purchase from Cardbarrel since they switched over from the JustCommons name. Aside from the title of the site everything seems to be the same, including lots of reasonable prices and shipping, nice selection, and t he usual minor issue that seems to accompany all my orders there, though as usual I was taken care of by their excellent customer service. Two of the cards I'd ordered weren't included in the original shipment but they PWEd them to me eventually.
I managed to score more than 150 cards for just a cent over their $25 minimum purchase to achieve free shipping and managed to coordinate what I bought here with another Sportlots Box buy (coming soon!) so I could take advantage of Cardbarrel's lower minimum prices, with some cards as cheap as $0.12 (Sportlots sets the floor at $0.18), and free shipping. In the end I grabbed cards for 11 different player collections and a couple base sets I'm working on as well.
Here's a look at everything I ended up with:
Here's the first of three scans of the smaller groups. Card #1 shows the benefit of using TCDB over Beckett: while the latter labels it as "checklist", the database made me aware that it's a new Abbott for my collection! I thought it would be fun to grab a few early 80s cards of Evans (and would love to add more at lower prices or via trade) plus I couldn't resist grabbing a couple Sportflics issues I needed too. Kaline and Kell form a nice pair in 2010s retro-themed sets. And that Lemon is one of a few Kellogg's cards you'll see in this space in the near future, including two more in this very post.
Fuji, and the Pinnacles came from the larger of my two pre-pandemic Facebook purchases last year. I had to get a bit creative to fit the latter here, but in case you care the other players are Andujar Cedeno, Jay Buhner, and Rob Deer.
As with Baseballcardstore.ca I definitely feel like I got my money's worth here while stocking up on some new items to bolster some of the PCs I'm most interested in lately, so I'm very happy with this purchase and will surely go back to the well at some point.
Speaking of new pickups, the aforementioned Sportlots haul may be the subject of my next post, pending delivery of that (and any surprise deliveries) so stay tuned. Until then, happy Easter and MLB season!