Last week was absolutely brutal on me, and this week won't be any better. It was a picture-perfect day here in New Jersey.. but my wife is ill once again, and so I've been stuck inside attempting to keep my two daughters out of her hair. Fortunately I got some cards in the mail to relieve my stress.
A couple months ago I posted a few scans of cards I had available for trade. AJ (The Lost Collector) showed interest in my Derek Jeter insert from 2000 Topps HD, but he didn't have anything to trade at the time. However he recently acquired some short prints from the 2017 Topps Heritage set and we completed the trade.
I sent his Jeter last week, along with a few other trade packages so if you've received something from me recently please let me know.
AJ knocked three cards off my Heritage wantlist - including my most wanted SP:
These lava lamp backgrounds are far out, man.
He also threw in some extra Red Sox cards:
Some random goodies, including a Kevin Millar MLBN insert. if Heidi Watney isn't in Series 2 I'm boycotting Topps. (ok, maybe not. damn monopolies...)
This is my first taste of 2017 Donruss. I don't hate it. And how cool is the Dumatrait Stadium Club?
Thanks for the trade AJ!
While I was enduring a stressful week I had racked up a few bucks worth of store credit on COMC. I keep telling myself that if I can do enough challenges - and resist the urge to buy low-end inserts/rookies/parallels/etc. - I can add a 1956 Topps Hall of Famer to my collection for free.
But that'll never happen. I'm far too easily distracted by low-hanging fruit; over the past month I've spent nearly $40 on the site, and only $10 of that was PayPal. That would have been enough for a mid-grade HOFer like Bob Lemon or Monte Irvin... and I know this because I went shopping on 4 Sharp Corners as well (#retailtherapy)
4SC had a 20% off sale for cards under $50, and I really wanted to pick up at least one HOFer from '56..but I wasn't thrilled with the centering on the Lemon or Irvin.
Instead I spent a tiny sliver of my tax return on these six cards:
At $27.99, Sandy Amoros was the biggest piece. The other three were under $10 each.
I've said before that there aren't many cards left on 4 Sharp Corners that I still need for this set; now that I have this Hamel the only PSA 9 need on 4SC is the Hakan Loob RC. Sutter was one of a dozen PSA 10 singles priced between $10 and $15. Kind of strange that it cost more than anything in this order except the Sandy Amoros.
I'm now at 71.45% completion on this set - and I don't see any way I'll pass 75% without another source for these high-grade OPC singles.
If I'm able to post again later this week I'll discuss the cheapo cards I bought on COMC - or maybe the NHL playoffs. Or both. :-)