Back from my second trip to Orlando in the past month and decided it was time to get a post or two up. I decided that today I would go with the LIFO method (last in, first out) and share something I got in the mail yesterday.
I picked up a 4 card lot that I came across accidentally. I still have an eBay search that shoots me daily emails of new 2018 Willie McCovey cards and I saw a posting with this title "Topps Inserts Sp Willie McCovey,Rickey Henderson,Hank Aaron,Ted Williams 2018." I already have the McCovey SP parallel from last year's Topps but the picture is what piqued my interest:
I hadn't picked up this Henderson card for my Rickey collection so I decided to put in a bid. The post listed 3 other HOF names but only showed two pictures:
I nice Hank Aaron insert but one I already had, and:
An SP parallel of Ted Williams. I had seen this card a couple times and love the photo. Teddy Ballgame is wearing his warm up jacket, practicing his swing in the dugout with what I think is Fenway Park in the background. The big grin on his face makes the photo, looks like a guy who just loves the game.
The final card was a mystery as there was no photo but as expected the aforementioned card I already have in my McCovey collection ended up being the final card:
In the end I won these cards for $6 delivered. As mentioned the Rickey was a need and I figure the McCovey can go in the Giants binder since I have one in my player collection. I will probably see if the Hank can find a new home. The Williams isn't going anywhere, I love the card. Any time I run across one of the retired player parallels I keep a hold of it. I have considered going back to when they started a few years back and collecting all of them but I really don't need another collection.
Overall I am really happy with the pickup and have to appreciate the crappy listing job of the seller. I have to think if these were better listed the price would have been higher than a $2.26 sale price. Have you ever picked up something on eBay that was listed poorly and resulted in a good deal?