Once in a while I search eBay for Panini Immaculate relics and autos in the $10-20 range. My primary focus is the 2015 Immaculate Numbers acetate football patch relics. These are serial numbered to each player's uniform number. I won't ever complete the set but it doesn't stop me from accumulating as many as I can.
Last week an Aaron Rodgers card serial #d 12 of 12 popped up. I knew it would be too expensive based on the numbering and the seller - Probstein123. The single-color relic sold for $100.99. However, Probstein had another acetate relic from this set - a three-color patch numbered to just 28 copies. And it was much cheaper.
Carolina Panthers cards always look cool, especially patch cards from high-end sets. I'd just purchased some penny sleeves the day before so I only bid $6 for this Jonathan Stewart, fully expecting to get outbid because it's Probstein. I didn't. I scooped up Stew for $5.50, plus shipping and tax for a total of just over $10. I'd buy these for $10 all day long.
Meanwhile, I made a Time Travel Trade with Matt of Diamond Jesters, acquiring these two cards:
I was surpised that the Jordy Nelson wasn't already in my collection, but now it is :) Never saw any Score McDonald's cards before. And I couldn't resist a color-matching Whit Merrifield parallel.
Trevor also threw in some basketball cards for my PWE swap. I'll have to scrounge up a return for him soon.
Thank you both for the cards!
I've got two ideas for posts at The 1993 - and I'm not sure which one I will write first. Perhaps I'll publish both this weekend. If you're not following me over there now's the time. I might even focus on that blog for a while. We'll see.
Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!