Pickups: an awesome online store discovery

 

Being a budget collector, it is not often that I get to browse through an online shop and have the pick of anything I want. So when I found an online store that sold cards that I wanted, and where everything was in my budget, I was in heaven. I know that I paid a fair price for the cards I got but staring at them, and doing the average in my head, I am amazed regardless. Several aspect of my PC got some amazing additions. Check out: http://www.cincycardsandsupplies.com/

10 cards for an average of $2.60 a card; all cards that I really wanted. More importantly, they were all quality cards. I paid $26 total.

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Joe Adams may be the worst 4th round pick that the Panthers ever had but look at that patch in the corner. It is the eye of the panther; so awesome. I was in Panthers heaven.

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Random Review: Bad Boy Box Breaks

In the whole year plus that I have done this site, I have yet to do a break. I simply avoid breaks. Most are priced way too high for a budget collector like myself. On top of that, my two favorite teams are usually priced at a premium. My teams only have the two best players on the planet in their respective sports in Clayton Kershaw and Cam Newton. With Cam Newton coming off an MVP season, finding a reasonably price break team break with the Panthers is next to impossible. So when I saw a reasonably priced 5 box break from Bad Boy Box Breaks for the Panthers, I thought about it for a few hours then jumped on it. After a package hiccup from them, see post titled “Angry,” I knew karma was on my side.

I feel that I did pretty well. Hit an autograph, and a two numbered cards. Kuechly’s card is numbered to 75, while the Cam is numbered to 249. It is pretty easy to do worse in breaks.

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I should add, I accidentally bought into this break on a day that wasn’t conducive to my schedule. There was no way that I could be home during the time of the break. I was able to catch the break when I came home a few hours later.

This might be the first time I posted about a break on here, but it might not be the last if Bad Boy Box Breaks keeps offering reasonably priced breaks.

Twitter Mailday

Happy Super Bowl Sunday. It’s a long wait for the game. As Panthers fan the game can’t come soon enough. In meantime, here is something for your reading pleasure:
As I always do, whenever I make buy something off a Twitter user, I highlight them because trusted traders are always good for the hobby. Today’s highlight is a deal that I made with Goldy’s Cardboard: @Goldcollectible

And now for the eye candy: a Panthers Armanti Edwards relic that I needed, Manziel relic, and Jake Locker patch. All for $4.

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Check him out, he is having a huge relic sale on Tuesday. Sometimes he does shipping deals.

Bid Board Finds #10 & 10.5

Two quick Bid Board Finds.

Haul 1:
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.

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Haul 2:
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.

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Bid Board Finds #7

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 Haul:
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

The Steelers:
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

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Random Review: Another Fairfield Product

Since The Fairfield Company treated me so well after one of posts about their product, I decided to buy product for a third time. For the price of $5.99, I bought a ‘Jumbo Box’ of football cards. I bought this product purely because I liked how they treated me when they sent me that jersey card.

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