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.
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.
The other day I had to make a trek to school to take care of some business. As much as it sucks to go to school because I was on vacation, it meant that I was able to step in to the card shop nearby and see if I had anything to pick up off their bid board.
I won 2 cards for a grand total of: $3.60
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When it comes to the NBA, I am not a fanatic. I may not be a big NBA fan but I love basketball. I follow UCONN hoops religiously and while I am going to a division 1 basketball right now, I go to as many of their games as possible. Unfortunately California State University Northridge doesn’t have many household names and our biggest tie to the NBA is a point guard named Landon Drew, who’s father Larry Drew is a coach you might’ve heard of-note I may be a little biased about Landon’s ability because he shares the same major as myself, but he has a good chance to star in Europe. I also love coaching basketball.
Anyway, off the tangent, basketball cards are my favorite to collect. I may not be a fan of teams but I am a fan of the players. I do collect current Memphis Grizzlies because they are my team, just not diehard; and old school Lakers like Eddie Jones, Kurt Rambis, and Michael Cooper because I grew up watching them. I also like how the NBA has only 2 rounds in their draft. This means that you don’t have to deal with too much junk. No offense to players like Joe Adams and Stefan Lefors but I have way too many of your cards to justify your NFL career. That is not to say that the market isn’t as flooded as other sports but some 2nd round picks do stick. One of my all time favorite pulls was a Paul Milsap autograph; a 2nd rounder who has carved a great career for himself. Realistically we are talking about 35 players who are worthless to collectors, whereas sports like baseball and football have double that amount. You have to love 15 man rosters.
Also, I like collecting foreign players. As I said, I am a basketball fan. I seek out cards of the guys who are tearing up Europe, even if they already flamed out in the NBA. This is why I have a few Fran Vazquez and Juan Carlos Navarro autographs in my collection. I want to know who the good players are on the powerhouse teams like Maccabi Tel Aviv and Olympiacos.
(My current kick is Prestige from 2013/14. As a lot of people know, I have been buying autograph cards from that set left and right.)