August 31, 2010

New COMC Purchases

Since I'm not getting my COMC lot shipped this month, I figured I'd snag the pics from the site and show off what I buy more often. Then I won't have to scan a bunch of cards later. Today's focus has been Topps Archives Reserve which is basically a chrome refractor version of older Topps cards. Very cool if it's a player you collect. I got a few Reds and a Fridge card. I found an '88 Donruss (Donruss Originals) of Griffey which is pretty cool. I love these new retro cards.





August 21, 2010

COMC

So I have another huge lot of Check Out My Cards ready to ship. I'll have to do the bulk ship which falls on the last week of the month. It seems like every month I either forget or don't want to pay the price of a hobby box for shipping. That's right, hobby box. I have approx. 320 cards waiting to be shipped right now. The cool thing is they're all cards that I want versus a hobby box where I might not get anything I really want. What I usually do is load $10 into my account at work and shop for cards throughout the day. I've found some really cool sets that I didn't know about just surfing around looking at specific players and years, etc. The latest sets I've been checking out are the mid 2000's Bowman Heritage. I really like these cards especially the variations like the Mahogany (Ginter wood anyone?) and the rainbow foil versions of the '07 set. Another would be the 2003 Fleer Platinum which has prospect cards that look like '88 Fleer. I also found a 2007(?) Topps Wal-mart Manny Ramirez card that looks like an '88 Topps. I'm a sucker for these reprints that feature new players on old cards or old players on newer cards. One thing I think is funny is I almost went all in on the Tony Hawk Ginter wood card on ebay lately but bailed out and I'm glad I did. After seeing the mahogany Bowman cards, it doesn't seem that special.

One last COMC thought, I have a box i'm working on to send to them so I can get my own cards up for sale. I'd like to be able to fund my account from stuff I already have. Anyone have a lot of success doing this? Anyone have any random thoughts about COMC?



August 12, 2010

Steroid Power!!

Random COMC purchase.

August 7, 2010

Team Collector Wanted: Angels

I really want to condense my collection and rid myself of all of my cards that I don't care too much about. I have a friend at work who I assembled almost all of my Yankees cards for and I've thought about working out trades like this for the other teams. While shipping may be a bit much, it would be worth it to eventually empty some boxes out of my closet. So here's how I would like it to work: I'll post one or two teams at a time. Whoever would like that team leave a comment. The only thing I would like in return would be something that I collect. I really don't care how many or what kind of card it is. You can wait until the box arrives or whatever. First team up is the Angels. If there is a team you are interested in you can leave a comment and I'll keep it in mind. If you're not the first one interested then tell me what you have to offer and I may contact the first person and take a best offer kind of thing. Included will be commons, stars, rookies, prospects, maybe relics or autos.