At the beginning of the year I set a goal to add 6 new autos to my collection from Baseball Hall of Famers. I set up a few eBay searches to send me the new listings each day so I could start to gauge the prices of some of the more reasonably priced cards. This helped me score autos of Rod Carew, Barry Larkin, Pat Gillick and now Red Schoendienst. I have found that this gives me confidence in the pricing and allows me to pull the trigger. The Carew and Larkin game from my LCS but I had been watching prices for weeks and knew the price was right.
Last week I saw a nice looking Schoendienst card pop up with a $10 buy it now price. I had seen most of his cards going for around that price or a little higher but he has some cards out there that just aren't too attractive to me. Within minutes of seeing this list, the card was mine:
Only one more HOFer to hit my 2015 goal, seems like that should be in reach.