Sunday, February 18, 2018

2018 Trading Card Database Trade #5 - wbaker01

It's funny how after so many years, collectible value has dropped on once highly-desired cards.  I picked up this lot of 28 1994-95 Upper Deck Electric Ice cards in a trade.  My trading partner is a set builder and I sent him 128 cards, most of which were 1980s Topps baseball that he needed for sets. 

It's just reading text, but he seemed as happy to make the trade as I was!


If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back from purchases there.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $150 in a year (including $15 back on one Black Friday purchase last week).  They put $63 in my Paypal account last week!  FREE CARDS!

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

2018 Trading Card Database Trade #4 - stevienicks77

Another PWE trade from TCDB, this one hitting a couple of sets.  You may also know this trade partner as Laurie of LV's TTM autographs and Baseball Cards.  Thanks for the trade, Laurie!


If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back from purchases there.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $150 in a year (including $15 back on one Black Friday purchase last week).  FREE CARDS!

If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  You can also find me on Trading Card Database.  I love trading cards, when it makes sense.  Happy collecting!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Box O' Cards From Home - 3

This item from the box o' cards is the item that I'm most glad was saved.  It's the one that would be the toughest to replace and probably the most expensive.


It's not in perfect shape, but I'm thrilled to have a copy of this 1993 schedule.  The team went 11-0 during the regular season, winning the Big East title.  Unfortunately, they couldn't complete the perfect season and lost 41-7 in the Sugar Bowl.

A couple of players on the team went on to long NFL careers.  Todd Sauerbrun punted in the league for 13 seasons, playing in three pro bowls.  Aaron Beasley played nine seasons, registering 24 interceptions and two touchdowns.  Rich Braham played 13 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, starting 142 games.  Canute Curtis was a consensus All-American and Big East Defensive Player of the Year in 1996.  He ended his Mountaineer career the program leader in sacks (33.5) and went on to play six seasons in the NFL.  Mike Logan played ten seasons in the NFL and was a member of his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers when the won Super Bowl XL.  John Browning played 11 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, tallying 27.5 career sacks.

Defensive back Mike Collins is the man on the schedule.  He's one of the many players from the 1993 team remembered fondly by WVU fans.  Some of the other players on the team were Vann Washington, David Mayfield, Jake Kelchner, Mike Baker, Darren Studstill, Jay Kearney, Zach Abraham and Lovett Purnell.  Fortunately for Mountaineer fans that are also collectors, a handful of these players ended up on trading cards.


Hail, West Virginia!

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back from purchases there.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $150 in a year (including $15 back on one Black Friday purchase last week).  FREE CARDS!

If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  You can also find me on Trading Card Database.  I love trading cards, when it makes sense.  Happy collecting!

Monday, February 12, 2018

2018 Trading Card Database Trade #3 - SteelPerogie

Just a nice, small trade that gets me slightly closer to completing my 2017 Gypsy Queen set.  PWE trades are the best!


If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back from purchases there.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $150 in a year (including $15 back on one Black Friday purchase last week).  FREE CARDS!

If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  You can also find me on Trading Card Database.  I love trading cards, when it makes sense.  Happy collecting!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Box O' Cards From Home - 2

Yesterday's post about the box o' cards from home didn't show anything but a picture of the box.  Today you get the first look inside...



The 1990 Pro Set Collect-A-Books!  I loved these as a kid.



And for a look at the inside of the "books..."






I would have been 11 years old when these came out.  It was also during the baseball card boom.  I don't know any other time these would have worked, or any other clientele that would be into these.  As an adult, if something like this came out today I'd just roll my eyes.  I guess you never know unless you try.

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back from purchases there.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $150 in a year (including $15 back on one Black Friday purchase last week).  FREE CARDS!

If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  You can also find me on Trading Card Database.  I love trading cards, when it makes sense.  Happy collecting!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Box O' Cards From Home

My Saturday was spent running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  My uncle (the one that got me into collecting cards) passed away overnight and I was heading to Birmingham for the funeral.  Mama was also headed in from West Virginia (where I grew up) and asked if I wanted her to bring the cards that survived the house fire three years ago.  Of course I did!

I had no idea what, or how much, to expect.  It turned out to be one plastic box. 


A month or so ago I posted about the plastic card boxes you can find at Walmart and how I had some as I kid.  Little did I know that I'd ever see one of them again.  This one was just a bunch of junk-wax era boxed sets.  I'm not too excited about most of the contents, but there are a couple of things I'm happy survived.  I'll be posting the contents over the next few weeks.  Hopefully y'all will enjoy the walk down memory lane with me. 

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back from purchases there.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $150 in a year (including $15 back on one Black Friday purchase last week).  FREE CARDS!

If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  You can also find me on Trading Card Database.  I love trading cards, when it makes sense.  Happy collecting!

It Arrived - MEOW!

I've been surprised that Alex DeBrincat Young Guns have sustained their value.  The last three years Young Guns prices have dropped on all but the top one or two players once the set made it to ePack.  They have still plummeted on the low-tier players, but this season there are a dozen or so that have remained higher.  I have my theory on why, but I'll save that for a Bean's Ballcard Blog post.

As luck would have it, I searched for this card with the most recently listed and found this one.  It cost less than the COMC asking price AND had free shipping.  I went ahead and snagged it.  I feel that eventually prices will drop and the $11 I paid will just seem stupid, but who knows?

2017-18 Upper Deck #221 Alex DeBrincat
This card doubles my Alex DeBrincat collection.  The fact that I have just two cards speaks volumes about how I feel about modern cards.  I'm cutting down on the amount of money I spend and the percentages have moved toward vintage and spending money for online trading shipping.

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back from purchases there.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $150 in a year (including $15 back on one Black Friday purchase last week).  FREE CARDS!

If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  You can also find me on Trading Card Database.  I love trading cards, when it makes sense.  Happy collecting!