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.
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.
Alfred Morris and Matt Davidson autographs for $2.75. I feel that I got a steal, especially in an area where there are numerous Cowboys fans. Davidson for a buck, that was numbered to 49 and cut, was worth the flyer to me. He strikes me as someone who will benefit from a change of scenery.
Continue reading “Bid Board Finds: End of September ’16”
Since I have been doing the site, ‘Bid Board Finds’ has been one of my favorite segments to tackle. I have got a bunch of cool stuff: https://angrycardcollector.com/category/bid-board-finds/ You never know what you are going to find week in and week out on the bid board of your card shop. This haul is no exception. I scored 3 items for $7.75. None of the items are low class, and in fact all 3 would probably be the best item of most of the ‘Bid Board Finds’ that I post about. I will be honest, I may have overbid on the first item because I wanted it so bad. It is not even a card and probably worth nothing but I don’t care because of how unique- at least for me as I will never think to check Ebay an item like this, or anywhere else. An ‘authentic meteorite.’ It is tiny, just bigger than the ballpoint of a pen.
The other 2 items are patches/prime jerseys from former Dodgers. My personal favorite is the Kevin Brown swatch as it came from a time when patch pieces were not a dime a dozen, plus it’s from Fleer. I also wasn’t collecting in 2002 as I was busy in high school, and running a successful music website that saw me go to a few concerts a week.
Very small bid board find for this week. I bid on a ton of stuff but only came away with one item, a dollar flyer I took on former Dodgers first round draft pick Chris Anderson. Judging by his stats this year, he looks like more of a suspect than a prospect. I can’t complain, it was a dollar Dodgers autograph going to a Dodgers fan in a Dodgers town.
2 pickups this week for $3.40. $3 for the Glavine World Series Ring Relic and 40 cents for a handful of minis.
Two quick Bid Board Finds.
Mike Goodson autograph and Harold Baines autograph: $3.75
Harold Baines is one of my favorite players and that is where the majority of the total came from as I paid $3.50 for that card. One of those unheralded players who has amazing career numbers. Mike Goodson is a former Carolina Panther so both of these are legitimate personal collection items.
Random Shaq lot: & Luis Sardinas autograph: one dollar
The Shaq lot included rookies and sample cards. I have a small personal collection of so called samples. You also have to love the Blue Chips card.
Compared to last week’s haul this week’s offers little in value; but then again that was a huge haul.
Only 4 cards today, and I paid $6.75. $3 of that went to the vintage 1951 Bowman card and another $2.25 to the Bryce Brentz autograph flier that I took. The other 2 cards were a dual UFC card and Billy Butler uncirculated rookie. This was my 2nd uncirculated card in as many weeks. I said before and I will say it again, they are under appreciated in today’s market. The UFC card had Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, limited to just 188 cards.
This week’s Bid Board Finds has to be the mother-load compared to past posts. A lot of it has to do with bidding 28 hours before the bid board ended; as opposed to the usually 100 or so hours that I normally do.
This weeks haul was $16.25 for 14 cards. These cards are best broken up in 2 categories: Steelers and non Steelers. I am not a Steelers fan but in comparison with others this is my favorite load because of the value. Steelers players have a lot of trade value because of how popular they are. There is really only 1 card in the Steelers lot that I would consider untouchable in terms of my PC. The 3 non Steelers are all PC cards.
The non Steelers:
Kony Ealy autograph – love it because he is Panthers player
Brandon Barnes autograph – PC item because he was with the Lancaster Jethawks when I lived near their stadium and went to a ton of games
1953 Topps – Jim Rivera – a solid starter for his time
David DeCastro autograph, limited to 99 – my PC item because I love offensive lineman
2 Terry Bradshaw Triple Threads #ed cards, one to 199 and the other to 1199
Kordell Stewart/ Jerome Bettis dual jersey, limited to 400 – you have to love Slash. I will be honest, I am not a Bettis fan
Duce Staley prime jersey #ed to 50- big jersey piece with a sliver of a patch
Antwaan Randle El autograph
Cameron Heyward autograph
Lawrence Timmons autograph – this is the second Timmons autograph in my collection and I am not a fan of them. I hate how he took the easy way out and only signed LT.
Lamarr Woodley autograph – the owner of the shop thought that this was the steal of the haul
Ben Roethlisberger uncirculated, limited to 750 – uncirculated cards under appreciated in today’s card market. I wasn’t a fan of them when they were around but now that they are gone, I miss them.
Rashard Mendenhall autographed letter ‘E,’ limited to 20 – this was the most expensive item in the lot at $3