Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Odds & Ends & More Trade Bait


I have cards flying in and out the door these days at a high rate. I'm still making good headway with Listia, despite my 0% success rate in referrals. I picked up this fake-o Bob Gibson patch and a couple of certified autos from the 2003 Bowman's Best set recently, one of which (should become obvious) is up for grabs. I also bought a few more packs of Update at Target and took advantage of a loose pack sale which strikes me as the first time I've ever seen that store do anything of the sort.


This is the "up for grabs" card. I couldn't tell you who Eider Torres is, but he came with the card I was really bidding on. Hopefully I can make a super hardcore Cleveland fan something slightly more favorable than indifferent with this card someday.


This is my second certified auto of Tyler Johnson won from Listia. He was a key member of the bullpen on the rag-tag Cardinals crew that won the 2006 World Series. These autos are on card, which is always nice.


Nothing remarkable emerged from the three Update packs, aside from one of my packs containing two Golden Giveaway code cards. I finally earned myself a $10 shoptopps.com code. Hooray!


I like the Target parallels well enough, but I should take some time to hit one of the other big box stores if I want any variety in my pack ripping life.


So the big Target sale was on loose packs of 2012 Topps Series 1 and 2. Not only were they 50 cents off, knocking the initial price down from 1.99 to 1.49, but it was also a "Buy 3 Get 1 Free" sale. 8 packs of Series 2 ended up costing me just $9, which is a nice deal. Somehow, I actually struck out in the code department, but I did get another pile of inserts and parallels that are fully up for grabs.


George Brett is a guy. He's on a card. You can have that card if you want.


I swear this is the fourth time that I've pulled this card and I really haven't bought all that much Series 2.


Just imagine that the ball is a taco.


It's sad because Galarraga's career has gone nowhere but south since this game.


Dillon Gee's hobbies include hunting and golf!


What's worse, breaking your ankle in the ALCS at Jeter's age or going 0-for-13,000 like A-Rod?


I hate these cards. I am fearful that Topps will come up with something even worse than the gold sparkle and diamond vomit for next season.


Cameron Maybin. On acid.


I should mention that there was also a dearth of Cardinals cards in these packs. I still need to go over my want lists and add some things to them, especially in the Topps base department.


There's a lot of wasted space on this card, especially in that red area.


I've heard of this guy!

9 comments:

Ryan H said...

They did come up with something worse than gold flakes and vomitfractors. Pink Pepto borders!

Mark Kaz said...

I'll take that gold vomit Johan Santana card off your hands! :)

Joe Average Card Collector said...

How about the Bob Gibson and Tyler Johnson AU for:
Tim Lincecum Cards:
2006 Tristar PRO DEBUT #8
2008 UD Masterpieces #80
2008 UD Timeline #21
2010 Topps Attax
2010 Topps Opening Day #41
Troy Tulowitzki Card:
2007 Topps Turkey Red #163 ROOKIE

Joe Average Card Collector said...

How about the Bob Gibson and Tyler Johnson AU for:
Tim Lincecum Cards:
2006 Tristar PRO DEBUT #8
2008 UD Masterpieces #80
2008 UD Timeline #21
2010 Topps Attax
2010 Topps Opening Day #41
Troy Tulowitzki Card:
2007 Topps Turkey Red #163 ROOKIE

madding said...

I guess I wasn't clear enough. Unfortunately, the Cardinals cards are not available. Everything else in the post is.

Joe Average Card Collector said...

I'll take the indians au and the strasburg for the cards above if you want? Sorry, I guess I didn't notice that. I was wondering why a Cardinals man was wanting to get rid of Cardinals! ;)

madding said...

Sure, that sounds good to me.

Joe Average Card Collector said...

I know the auto is a no name but my son likes it! I will send you those cards tomorrow! you still have my address right? Thanks for another trade!

TSHenson said...

Can I put my name down for the Lou Marson Target card?