Thursday, April 18, 2013

Paintball, Anyone?

What's up with Ozzie's eyewear here?

This is one of my recent Listia wins, and while it's a nice idea, I probably won't be using it as a bookmark at any point. Barry Colla cards always seemed to fall into a grey area between unlicensed cards and flat out bootleggery, but it at least appears that they got the big time consent to make these Bookmarkers. I don't have many Colla Collection cards in my collection - in fact, I can't think of any right off the top of my head.

If you haven't signed up for Listia yet, you must hate getting things for free. It's not amazing and it does require a few minutes of your time, sort of like a virtual garage sale, but it's the laziest and cheapest way to get free cards that I know of. I've actually put together a healthy chunk of the 2007 Allen & Ginter set from Listia alone, which is a good thing because I never see unopened packs of that stuff.


  1. Ha, I picked up a few of these too. Same seller I assume.

  2. Ozzie likes to relax between innings. His latest hobby is wood-working, so he goes back into the clubhouse and uses his lathe. Lately he's been making bats for all the rookies who can't afford them, but usually he makes chair pieces, table legs, and other sundry ornate turnings. Sometimes he leaves on his safety glasses to minimize the transition time (especially if he might be batting that inning).

    I grabbed 3 of those Colla Collection Royals off of Listia. Mark Aubrey (Mark's Ephemera) outbid me on the Hershiser.


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