I've been sifting through my collection for the past month getting ready to make my first batch of packages for the Super Traders. I don't purchase a lot of product, so I thought I would search Ebay for a large auto or relic lot to mix into the packages. After watching a few of those lots go for $100 I decided to reach out to a seller who was advertising lots built with 1 Auto, 1 Relic, 1 Star Insert and 1 Star Rookie card. I mentioned that I was looking for around twenty of the aforementioned lots, but I didn't want any cards of Marlins, Royals or Indians. He complied, but said that he didn't have many relics left and asked if a certified auto or two IP autos would suffice as a fair substitution. DEAL.
In the end I paid a little over fifty cents per card, which I thought was a good deal after watching other Ebay auctions.
The package had one contained one relic, but it was a keeper for this Cubs fan!
This also happens to be the only serial numbered card (#/250).
There were 52 non-certified autographs in the package. Most of them are prospects, but there are some major league players with recognizable names.
Twenty-one certified autographs were in the package and the Cubs landed one.
I did get one Star Rookie.
I have about six or seven copies of this card already, but that's okay. Most of the star rookies from the lot are truly stars, but they are largely from the junk wax era.
The cards were split up fairly evenly as twenty-three of the teams will receive at least three cards from this Ebay purchase. The Braves, Dodgers, Yankees and Astros made out the best with eight to ten cards each. Two teams were skunked overall, which I was disappointed about. I'll just have to hunt down some more cardboard.
Be patient Super Traders, for high school baseball season is upon us! Tryouts for my team start tomorrow, which means any chance that I might have had to get to a post office after school is now long gone. I'm thinking about getting a stamps.com account and shipping from home. Maybe during my spring break at the end of March? #patience #SuperTraders
With all those autographed cards it looks like it was a fun package to open up.ReplyDelete
It certainly was! I wish the names were a little bigger, but I can't argue considering what I paid for them.Delete
I think we have a patient group overall. 26 packages to mail at once is a bit much to ask of anyone. If we keep it light (pwe style) it may not be so overwhelming. Glad you found some Cubbies for yourself! I was quite excited to see Dexter resign with the Cubs! THIS IS THE YEAR!ReplyDelete
Every time someone says or writes "THIS IS THE YEAR" I hear Ron Santo saying that. I am so brainwashed.Delete
Felix Pie does not have a pretty signature. Not a bad deal at all, though!ReplyDelete
No, he does not. All a that space on the card and offers a couple of scribbles at the very bottom. At least he added his number?Delete
I spent the weekend getting cards ready to ship. High school baseball is a great sign spring is closeReplyDelete
I have a Stamps.com account and it works beautifully. The monthly fee is a pain in the butt, but I threatened to quit after the first few months and they offered me a low monthly price. Between not having to go to the post office and the cheaper rates it is worth it.ReplyDelete