Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Piles and Piles of Ginter
Some giveaway goodies from @jedijeff13 help me get my Allen & Ginter act together.
Look at me, I've finally got a proper want list going for one of last year's sets that I collect! Although there's still a ton of work to do, I'm no longer totally embarrassed to hyperlink to the list of 2015 Allen & Ginter cards that I need. JediJeff from 2 by 3 Heroes was giving a bunch of stuff away recently, and I sort of jumped in one of the deals at the last minute, which netted me the pile of goodies you see above. I needed something like 60-70 of the cards for my set, which inspired me to finally list out which cards I still need from the thing.
On a related note, I made a trek to the westside version of our monthly card show this past Saturday and swooped in on a stack of $2 hobby-style Ginter packs, which netted me this framed Matt Carpenter relic. Huge! I already had the clearly inferior "full size relic" card of Carpenter from this set, so I was even more excited to pull this. The funny thing is, I had originally passed on these loose packs at the previous card show because I wrongly assumed that they were retail (fewer cards for one thing) and also because I knew the package from JediJeff would be here soon and wasn't sure my want list could handle it all. (It could.) I ended up with another, I don't know, 40-50 so more cards that I needed along with some foil Anniversary stamped cards that I probably don't need but will bury in a box somewhere until I forget that I own them.
If you've got any of this junk lying around and want to help me out, give me a jingle.