Due to the weather being really nice lately, and the COMC challenges finally working properly this week after months of being completely wonked up, I haven't been spending very much time thinking about blogging. Between trying to get outside stuff done, and building back up my COMC credit before the challenges start screwing up again (because they will sooner or later), there hasn't been a lot of time for me to do anything else. That being said, I have a couple of posts to do that I really don't want to let go for too long, lest I start to appear to be ungrateful for the things that have been recently sent my way. So the next three posts will be devoted to the generosity of others.
This first of three thank you posts is going to be slightly different than the next two, in that not only will it be a thank you post, but also a recommended (highly) eBay seller post.
About two weeks ago I won a couple of different 2014-15 Prizm basketball parallel lots from kbsportzcardz on eBay. After the auctions ended, I was contacted by the seller, who since I don't know if he would want his real name mentioned publicly or not, I will just refer to as "Ken". Anyway, Ken sent me a message asking if I would be interested in any extra base cards, as he had opened four cases of the 2014 Prizm, and as one would expect, had plenty of base duplicates. At first he wanted to know if I was interested in any particular players or teams, which I was not, but I did let him know that I would probably be working on the set at some point, to which he replied... and I'm paraphrasing, "Great, I can definitely hook you up"... and hook me up he did.
Now, I was honestly only expecting maybe 25-30 base cards (at best) to be tossed in, which would have been great, instead Ken decided to drop a Prizm bomb on me:
Later in the evening I contacted Ken to thank him profusely, and to offer to pay something towards, not only all the base cards, but the difference in shipping as I knew this box cost more to send than the $6 I paid for shipping. Ken didn't want any extra compensation, instead I was told that it was done merely as an act of kindness, and to pay it forward when possible, which is something I had already intended to do upon seeing all of these cards.
So since there are so many duplicates, if anyone reading this wants any, please let me know. I'm assuming Billy wouldn't mind a few, and if Chris sees this, you will be getting some as well (Note to Chris: I'm still working on putting your box together, but going through these has delayed me even more). Anybody else though? Raz, Rockets? Kerry, Blazers? Anyone else? Also, if anybody wants a 100-150 card starter set, I can easily put that together. Most of the rookies are missing, along with the Lebron's, Curry's, etc., but there are still some big names. A large part of the duplicates come from the retired player's portion of the checklist, for example, there are about a dozen Iverson's, Shaq's, Bill Russell's, Grant Hill's, Mychal Thompson's and so forth.
And if that wasn't enough, after I dug through all the base cards to get to the cards that I actually purchased, I found that Ken had also included these two as well:
After all that, here are the four lots that I won, all of which went for far less than I anticipated:
Since there were way too many to show all of them, and this post going on way too long, so I will just provide a small sample of what was in each lot. Starting with the Prizms:
Blue Wave's :
Red, white, and blue's:
Many (many) thanks to "Ken" for the overly generous amount of freebies, thanks doesn't seem like enough, but hopefully it will suffice. And for everybody else, please click on the link near the top of the post and add him to your favorite sellers list. This is the kind of person who eBay needs more of, and who deserves as much business sent his way as possible.
Thanks for taking a moment (or two) to look at my page.