Monday, March 27, 2017
Howe You Doin?
I bought one card this past weekend.
I was hoping to add some cards to my 1984-85 OPC hockey set, which is now at 70% completion. My source for these PSA-graded singles has been 4 Sharp Corners, but it seems I've cleaned them out; they only have two PSA 9 singles I need, and the PSA 10's are either cards I already have or they're way out of my price range.
There was one eBay seller who had five singles I needed - including a Denis Savard upgrade. I didn't have a lot of money, but I thought I could grab a couple PSA 9 HOFers for under $10 each and one PSA 10 HOFer for under $15.
This Mark Howe cost me just over $15, which is a bit more than I wanted to pay but a bit less that 4SC is asking for. The PSA9s of Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier sold for $13+ and the Savard PSA 10 did sell for about $10 - but I passed on it because I already had a 9.
Once this card is in hand I'll be at about 71% completion.. which sounds like an accomplishment. But if 4SC doesn't restock their inventory and I have to pay $15 for PSA9 HOFers (not to mention the handful of Wayne Gretzky cards I still need) this is going to get a lot harder from here.
Speaking of difficult projects...I'm at 18% completion of the 1956 Topps Baseball set. My four newest additions were about $15 each:
How are you doing with your set builds? What collecting project(s) are you working on?