All in all, it was time well spent, as I was able to delete quite a few folders. Some of the stuff was just to good (my opinion) to delete before sharing it with everyone, so I figured I might as well throw all of said good stuff into one post, and call it good. Most of the cards that you'll be seeing are just some smaller purchases that have accumulated over the last couple of months, and the couple of non-card items mentioned at the end are all from the last two weeks.
|2008 Topps Chrome Trading Card History refractor #'d to /400|
Blog Bat Around a few months back, I decided that I would like to have another one of these refractors, which was easier said than done. The only one that I could find for sale, was on Sportlots, since you're seeing it, obviously I bought it. I don't know why a card that is numbered to /400 is so hard to find, but it is, so good luck if you decide to seek one out.
Getting this second card seems to have triggered a new collecting interest as well, which is... seeking out duplicates (and triplicates, and quadruplicates, etc.). As a set collector, I've never really had much in having more than one of any particular card, but my interest in set collecting is almost non-existent as of late, and my interest in duplicates has gone through the roof. This will be very evident when I get around to showing some of the stuff from the most recent card show, as well as when I get my COMC horde at the end of the year. I don't know if anyone is going to care or not, but sometime in the very near future, I will be adding a new tab for cards that I'm looking for multiples of, I just haven't figured out what to call it yet -- "cards that I'm looking for multiples of " seems awfully long for a tab title.
|1955 Topps All American|
|2005-06 Topps 1952 Style Fan Favorites Autographs|
I don't really seek out cards from the set anymore, but a couple of months ago I did come across this really cool Em Bryant on eBay that I just had to have, and luckily, the final price ended up being only about half the normal going rate. This is one of those cards that was supposed to get it's own post, but I had already talked about Emmette twice in the previous year, and I just couldn't come up with anymore to say about him.
|2016 Rittenhouse Star Trek 50 Autographs|
|2001 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Ground Hoggs|
My semi-recent love for the 2001 Ground Hoggs set has been well documented here on the blog, so it should come as no surprise that I just recently picked up another one. The piece of shoe might look kind of boring, but it's actually an outer piece of the tongue, which is really cool -- it also happens to be my first piece of game used tongue :p
|2014 Panini Golden Age Historic Signatures|
Another cheap eBay win, how cheap? Around $4 with free shipping! With this card, I'm now have 17 of the 49 autos from the 2014 set. I also now only need more Globetrotter (Geese Ausbie) to complete their portion of the 2012-14 Historic Signatures checklist.
|2016-17 Panini Select Copper Prizm #'d to /49|
|2017 Panini Prizm Purple Crystals Prizm|
Now for a couple of non-card items:
I always enjoy doing these kinds of posts, the more variety there is, the easier it is for me to put words on the screen, so hopefully everyone enjoys reading them just as much.
Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.