Welcome to the final Bid Board Finds of 2016. This haul is one that I have been sitting on because I have been hoping that people who come around my house will have some idea who two of the people are. I jumped right in there but I am talking about two actors from James Bond movies. Unfortunately, despite living in a place where I can see an actor at Costco, no one I knew, knew who these people are. That doesn’t mean anything as I found out that one actor is very accomplished.
3 cards for $2.50 from Northridge Sports Collectibles. 2 autographs and an NFL patch. The actor autographs appear to be from Rittenhouse’s 2010: 007 product.
Kenneth Tsang seems to be the best of the two actor cards. He appears to have been typecasted as an Asian villain but that doesn’t make his resume any less impressive. In fact, judging by his IMDB page, he appears to be ‘the Asian villain’ and has had a long excellent career. Despite many not knowing who he is, boy has he been in some amazing movies.
I also love his autograph. It appears to me to be Chinese gibberish. In all the autographs that I have seen in my life, his is truly unique. I have never seen anything like it. It shows that no matter what culture you are from, there will always be laughable autographs.
What Christopher Muncke lacks in a resume, he makes up for with a nice autograph. When I bid on his autograph, I was taking a flyer on an A list actor name. The other is a Ronnie Brown patch from Threads numbered to 50. As far as I am concerned, you can’t go wrong with Dolphins patches.
I do have to admit, the 007 autographs piqued my curiosity and I am curious to check out what Rittenhouse has to offer.
7 cards for $8.50.
Tyler Bray autograph from the underrated Prominence, Andruw Jones patch from another underrated product: Donruss Zenith, and an autograph from the injury prone Saints second rounder Hauoli Kikaha.
3 ‘500 HR Futures Club” coin cards; Josh Donaldson, Joc Pederson, and Adam Jones. These have some major weight to them. Another ‘Medallion;’ celebrating Tom Glavine’s debut.
When I walked into Valley Sports Cards on Saturday, I wasn’t expecting to buy anything for myself. I went in there for Pokemon cards for the twins. I wasn’t expecting to get any cards off the bid board as I was there a little past 1 pm, and their bid board ends at 1 pm. So how did I end up with cards from the bid board? They said that if something wasn’t bid on then I could take have the card for the minimum bid. Part of me wanted to take every jersey and autograph that was qualified and was a dollar. I operate in moderation however and only took a few items. $3 for 3 cards.
Alvan Adams jersey; grabbed it because I would never sniff National Treasures in real life. Kenny Bell patch, because a dollar for a recent patch , even if it is event worn, is a steal from any card shop. Rashad Greene because acetate autographs are beautiful. All PC impulse buys.
Quick post for a lot of loot that put a smile to my face when I needed it. $6 for 5 vintage cards ranging from 1960 to 1970, Palmeiro stamp card, graded Sosa rookie, and a graded Mantle. It felt like value to me but upon inspection of sales on COMC, I got what I paid. As for some site housekeeping, look for a different kind of contest starting tomorrow on Twitter.
From the Northridge Sports Collectibles bid board.
Clay Holmes – you can’t see it but the top corners are rounded, Adam Carriker, Steve Mix, Matt Dominguez
Ricky Ledo, Brian Leonard, Austin Johnson
7 cards for $5.25. Not an exciting haul but a good one for the value.
I put dollar bids on any card in a one touch. The card that I was surprised to get the most, is probably the least valuable card of the bunch: the Matt Dominguez autograph. I got this haul from Northridge Sports Collectibles, and this card shows Dominguez in his high school jersey. Chatsworth high is located right off the freeway exit before the card shop – another cool fact is that Chatsworth is El Camino Real, my alma-mater’s biggest baseball rival.
$9.80 for 8 items
I walked away feeling a little underwhelmed but after doing the math in my head, and realizing that I got value on the items that I took a flyer on, I feel better.
The coin from the Roman Empire makes a second appearance this month – Bid Board Finds: 2 shops, 1 post. I bought another one because it will make a great gift for any number of people that I know. I paid 3 bucks for the Case Keenum autograph. Hey, he is the starting quarterback of the team in my city so why not. If you take out those 2 items, I would have paid less than 5 bucks.
The rest is a bunch of flyers and a Randy Johnson pin.
Autographs of JT Realmuto, Yan Gomes, Sean Coyle, Tommy Coyle, Jason Hursh, and Terrance West. I really like Realmuto and am happy to have his autograph as he is one of my favorite rising stars. Looks like Sean and Tommy are related as they went to same high school, unless the internet was lazy and mixed them up. Tommy’s autograph is numbered to 50.
Going to do 2 posts this week, today and tomorrow, as I wanted to do my haul at Northridge Sports Collectibles justice. This is my haul from Valley Sports Cards.
I was there when the bid board closed so I was able to get the few cards that I wanted.
$2 for the dual patch, Bayless & Smith numbered to 99
25 cents for the Hester Unparalleled numbered to 99
A buck for the Noel Rookie jersey that I can add to my massive Prestige 13/14 collection
I love the bid boards at my favorite hobby shops because I get quality stuff and end up spending more on gas.
It’s all basketball this week, encompassing 2 shops again. Ironically I spent 4 dollars at each shop for the 2 basketball cards they each gave me.
Let’s start with the shop that I consider my home away from, Valley Sports Cards:
Spent 3 dollars for the Morris autograph and a buck for the Dragic dual. I really like the concept of the Dragic card. Morris started the season great the other night as he put up 17 points with 9 rebounds. He is averaging those numbers this season as well; you can guess why.
Now onto my loot from Northridge Sports Collectibles: Celtics triple jersey for 1.25 with Jared Sullinger, Marcus Smart, and Avery Bradley; numbered to 99. A.C. Green autographed letter for 2.75. Maybe I will start trying to build ANGRY in these letters, now that I have an extra N.
5 cards for $6.50 from Northridge sports Collectibles
The find here is the Yasmani Grandal autograph off a bid board where I am basically bidding exclusively against Dodgers fans. For 2 bucks in the heart of Dodgers town, this was a steal; now if I bought it online that would be a different case.
The patch is London Fletcher.
I took 3 flyers on players that I am not familiar with: Greg Pateryn autograph numbered to 499. I liked that it was a cut autograph.
Ben Koyack Crown Royale, like the hockey card, autograph to 299. I liked the design of the card with how it is layered.
Julian Leon Prospect Ticket autograph. Hey, it says he is a Dodger and they are my favorite team.