Back in the early fall I discovered a Pirate collector looking to get rid of his collection. He was listing most of his auctions with the BIN function. After a little back in forth I was able to get a few hundred cards off of him. Most were parallels and mid 90's variants which made me extremely happy.
The most recent cards I received from him were some the mid 2000's Studio sets. Here is some of the more notable 2005 versions.
I was happiest to secure the /10 proofs I showed first. They don't pop up much so to get them from the same seller was a huge bonus. The Private Signings Jose Castillo is numbered to /50 while the bottom silver proofs are to /100.
It is fun trying to chase obscure guys from the mid 2000's. While the likes of Kip Wells and Jose Castillo remind most Pirate fans how thin the organization was doing this time, I continue to try and fill loose ends from this time period. Maybe to constant reminder of how bad these guys were help me appreciate how far the Pirate organization has come recently.
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