The Legend

The Legend

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Liking Lots a Lot

Other than my box breaks with Kevin from Card Papoy and Brian from HSCA, my main way to accumulate trade bait is buying lots off of eBay.  Either a box breaker is getting rid of his Judgeless loot in one mega lot or the seller offers great combined shipping rates.  My latest pickup was of the combined shipping nature.

 I won several non Pirates, but this one was my favorite. Bowman Inception is always a much cheaper way to get a high end prospects autograph or future Game of Thrones actors.


 Polanco cards are dirt cheap right now as he is getting really close to being labeled the dreaded "injury proned" player.  This only cost me $8, which is about half of what it would have been last year.

 This jersey/auto cost me $4. When Polanco was first called up these were in the $30 range.

I always mention how collecting the late 70's Pirates is really cheap.  Players like Madlock, Parker and Al Oliver all sell low.  This Topps Supreme Madlock only set me back $3.

If you are a frequent purchaser on eBay it may be worth your time to check the sellers other listings. Usually I see a Pirate card I like and put a bunch of low ball bids on other auctions.  You may be surprised what you end up with.

Thanks for reading!

15 comments:

  1. I love low balling on auctions... sometimes I walk away with some nice Cubs cards on the cheap!

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    1. Usually this works better for me with my WVU collection, but nice to see it work for Buccos and trade bait.

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  2. I always love the look of Inception autos.

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    1. Me too! Always a much cheaper alternative to regular Bowman or Chrome.

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  3. All nice but the Madlock in particular is a thing of beauty. I love lots! That's how I pick up the high-end base to spread around the blogs. Yeah, I keep a few too.

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    1. I know I can speak for many of us in that I'm thankful you pick up that high end base. That is by far the weakest portion of my collection. Just no easy way to find those cards cheaply.

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  4. That Madlock for $3 is a steal! eBay 1 of 1 ;)

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    1. Madlock, Oliver and Cobra are all sooooo cheap.

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  5. Mad Dog for $3? What is this world coming to-doesn't get the respect he deserves but nice score for you Matt great card

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  6. I'm with you, I always look at other items the sellers have. I might be able to find good trade fodder.

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    1. I don't have a card shop or local card show. Lots and box busting is my only way and I just don't open that much these days.

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  7. Nice Thor auto! And $3 for a Madlock auto is a steal, 70's Pirates not named Stargell are so affordable I might be tempted to collect them myself! At that price I can only imagine how many you'd gobble up.

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    1. If you have $20 you could get a Madlock, Oliver and Parker and still have money left.

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