Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Eli's Cardboard:Latest Adds

 
I have a confession to make, I am one of those buyers that eBay hates. I am a low baller.

But, how can I not be? I have a very limited tight budget to spend on cards and I try my best to get the most out of every situation.

When I got a $25 eBay gift card for my birthday I wanted to make sure I let that baby stretch as far as I could.

That Eli above, $2.40. I have been wanting the Super Bowl 46 version a long time. I have multiple chromed versions for that card for Super Bowl 46.

 
This card /25 is needed for my Clear Shots rainbow and seller wanted $25 for it. I first of all wasn't going to pay that and second of all didn't have that in my budget.  I also felt it was a little steep comparing it to others I bought in the rainbow chase so I offered $10. The seller countered with $20 in which I countered with $15 and they accepted.

Now I am only the 1/1 Purple away from completion.

 
Finally, being the only bidder on this quad relic for $1.77 I thought was a tremendous score. Other than Eli, Willis had a solid career as well.

I know I am not alone in admitting to be a cheap buyer. I also won't accept any offers unless they fall in what I consider a "fair" range in my budget unless I desperately need the card.

How about you guys? Anyone else out there a low baller/cheap buyer?

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Let's Talk About Sets Volume 57: Pro Bowl Die Cut

1995 was probably one of my favorite years to collect. So many fun creative base cards and inserts including that 1995 Fleer.

One of these Pro Bowl die cuts could be found in 30 packs. They feature players that played in past and present Pro Bowls.

Monday, April 19, 2021

The Rest

I am a week behind on this, which I apologize for, but here are the Birthday Presents that @gmccarthy sent along in our trade for the Lamar Jackson autograph.

Kicking off this post are two Project2020 cards. Last year I didn't have any interest in these cards whatsoever, but as I have added a few to my collection, I am beginning to be a fan. With the Jeter and McGwire adds, I now have 4 of the P2020 cards in my collection with no plans of moving any of them. If anything, I would like to add to them. Especially with 2 I really want off from my Top 20 list in the Project 2020 #199 Don C Mariano Rivera and the Project 2020 #383 Don C Derek Jeter.

Up next, a Donruss Junior rookie. I lost track of how many of these I have in my Griffey PC but I never get tired of seeing them.

LT! New card for my Giants collection.

Lamar Jackson pink Mosaic. This product brought the bling and I believe this is my first Jackson parallel from it.

And to end, a Darius Slayton autograph. This is also a Slayton autograph I didn't have.

Big thanks goes out to @gmccarthy for the birthday gifts. Even though this was our first time talking and our first trade, you nailed it all around with the gifts and trade. Thanks so much! I really hope to trade with you again.

Also if you haven 't traded with him, look at how well it went for me. I suggest you give him a trade!

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Rodney's Cardboard:It's ALL Here!

 
I have been doing posts on Rodney Hampton for the past three years and I think it's finally time to show off everything in one post of my Super PC.

I have already shared these once on Twitter, but figured a lot of you don't have Twitter so why not do it on here as well.

So here we go,







(uncut sheet)


(this binder has all of my non rare Rodneys')

(Rares)

(Oddballs)








And there you have it. At least for now. I have a good amount in trade coming still as well and will need to do an update post at some point in the future as well.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Saturday's In The 90's: Metal

 
There's not much I am going to say about today's post as the pictures of these cards speak for themselves.

I was reminded back at the end of 2020 how awesome and amazing the Fleer Metal sets were from 1996-1998 and that reminder led me to seek out any and all of the cards I could get my hands onto regardless of sport.

My buddy @CardpocalypseNC and I pulled off a trade where he included a good amount of Fleer Metal cards.

So, even though my writing in today's article is short, I think the images will say enough.



















I could stare at these all day. I can't wait to add more.

Thanks again to Tim on the Metal cards and my apologies for taking so long to post about them!