Last weekend there was a major card show here in Houston. I went and scoured the dime-boxes for hidden treasure. I picked up quite a few but I decided that I wanted to post the “other” pickups I made this month before I flood everyone with posts from the card show. So, these are the random ebay pickups from the month of January. I’ve got hundreds of cards to scan for my cardshow posts, but in a lot of ways these outshine what I was able to find at the show. The show was all about quantity, while my ebay hunting was just cherry-picking the good stuff.
Back at the beginning of the month, I completed a trade with Adam from ARPSmith’s Sportscard Obsession. He’s been posting his “Embarrassingly Late” trade posts and I realized I had never posted mine. Shame on me. He sent me some great stuff and I wanted to make sure I mentioned it.
I said it a couple years ago when the last set came out, but it bares repeating: I love the Olympics. The Winter Olympics, especially the hockey and the skiing are by far and away my favorites. So, it was pretty much a no-brainer that I was going to be picking up some 2014 Olympics cards. In 2012, I managed to put together an entire set in just two blasters. This year, while the distribution of cards is equally good, and I only have a small handful of duplicates, sadly I wasn’t able to nail down all 1-100. I managed to only get about 80-85 of them, but I did luck out with two pretty solid hits.
I’m including an awesome trade with Douglas from “Sportscards from the DollarStore” since they were received the week of Christmas and they were quite a gift. I had sent a Kawasaki blue prizm and a Pillar auto his way and he hooked me up with a great selection of Sox cards in return.
One of my more significant presents for BirthdaMus was a hobby box of 2013 Gypsy Queen. I had finished the Red Sox set, minus a couple minis, and I had bought a complete set (minus the SPs) from Sam when he was busting boxes. So, those were the two big things I was looking for. Minis and SPs. I didn’t manage a single mini, and only 3 or 4 SPs, but I did get not just my four hits, but one of them was pretty awesome.