I was once a very active trader on Sports Card Forum and a few bloggers including me have shared how much better trading is through the blogging community. Traders on SCF are driven almost solely on Beckett Book Value. Sometimes there is a differentiation between Hits (GU & Autos) and Inserts/Parallels/Base, and multicolored patches seem to be traded at a premium, but for the most part the trading is done by BV down the dollar or even closer.
My SCF involvement is down to the occasional viewing of a Box Break of a new product and seeing if there are any good sales going on. A few weeks back I ran into a seller who had a long list of cards for sale for a dime each - a virtual dime box. My favorite sellers sort by team but these were listed alphabetically by player first name so it took a little digging and some references to my want list but I was very happy with the haul.
Here are the cards I got in the virtual dime box:
These cards are all various parallels. I would have to say the Pablo Sandoval is my favorite in the group followed by the Rich Aurilia. The Aurilia card is very thick with a nice gold script signature along the bottom.
These are some miscellaneous cards. Not a huge fan of the Blue Jays clad Jose Cruz but the team says Giants and it is the sample version of the card. The John Burkett sparkly in the center is the highlight from an aesthetic standpoint, I love those Pacific Prism cards. I would enjoy some of their creativity returning to the marketplace. It was nice picking up a couple Bazooka minis and a Panini sticker in the group as well.
These are all long ago retired players and I was happy to score all of these for a dime each - great value! I am a big fan of the inaugural Greats of the Game release and recall buying a box back when it came out. I remember pulling a Darrell Evans auto in a Giants uni and being pretty excited. All of these cards have a great look in their own way. The two similar looking cards along the bottom are variations. I normally may not seek out both copies but the same seller had both for a dime a piece so why not? I have mentioned a couple times that I am a Conlon Collection fan. Need to see if there are still affordable boxes of this stuff out there.
Haven't run across too many dime boxes, the best I have seen at local shops is a quarter box. However, I am happy to have discovered this virtual one and took the time to "dig" through it.