Pickups #5.5

This post is part 2 of my mega mail day that encompasses a massive purchase where I got 29 cards from one seller. You can see the first post here. I got a massive steal and I want to thank the people at JB Sports Memorabilia for a hassle free transaction. Every card collector has an Ebay horror story, or ten, and a purchase like this really gave me fear of another one. That was not the case at all.

Between the two posts, you have now seen all 29 cards of the lot. The grand total for 19 cards shipped was $35.56; an absolute steal. Again, they could have easily squeezed me on shipping but they didn’t, as shipping was only $6.50. The total for all the cards was $29.06. Some cards were sold for lower than 40 cents. The reason why I bought so much was I had my eye on the Prestige pieces. All of those went for at least a buck with the Boris Diaw autograph tilting the scale at $7.50. The lot was so giving that I got a Yu Darvish patch for under a buck. The only other card I paid more than a dollar for was a Jay Austin autograph in his Jethawks jersey; a huge PC item as I used to live within walking distance of the stadium before I moved to a safer neighborhood.

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