2017 Immaculate Collection Andrew McCutchen Multi Relic /10
When the majority of your collection comes via eBay auction you lack those unique cardboard obtaining experiences. See card, like card, bid on card....hope for good deal. I'm always envious of those that have access to weekly card shows or high quality shops. When I was in Boston last year Mark Hoyle and Shane from Shoebox Legends tipped me off about a nice shop they frequent. I spent all afternoon digging in boxes and talking to the owner. That experience was sooooo much more than my standard eBay auction win.
Maybe this is why I like blogging so much. While not quite the in person experience, it adds an extra fun element. When I first started I mentioned that I was craving some interaction in regards to collecting. You add blog post to the end of the eBay purchasing process and it becomes a little more enjoyable/personable.
Obviously I'm aware that most don't care that I added a new Cutch card, but posts like this can tell all kinds of stories. Maybe you completed a set, came across a card you didn't know existed or just got a crazy ass deal. Blogging gives us a nice medium to give a virtual high five to one of your collecting cohorts or to learn something new. Often when I see posts of new cards purchased I often look to see what Pirates are in those sets. Don't be afraid of the "look what I just got" post. It may prove more useful than you think.
With all that being said this one card post probably won't be that useful :)
I've posted several cards from Immaculate over the course of 2017 because so many bargains exist on the secondary market. I paid $11.50 for this card right before Christmas. The low price can be solely attributed to the holiday season. The same card sold for $45 in mid November. I'll take it!
Thanks for reading.