Wednesday, May 21, 2008

W553's - Good eyes guys

Well, I don't have pic (and I'm still upset with myself for not saving one), but a nice little scrapbook was sold on eBay this evening and inside were 10 very nice looking, and quite rare, W553's. Included were Frisch, Goslin, O'Doul, Simmons, Gehrig, Ruth, Cochrane, Grove, Grimes and Hornsby. Could you ask for a better 10?

With only 15 subjects currently catalogued, this is a significant new addition to the hobby. These cards are all, arguably more rare than the super awesome coolest of cool T206 Wagner. (read with some sarcasm obviously, but still true)

I had a snipe on this lot too, by the way. The biggest snipe I have ever placed on a lot on eBay and it didn't even register. The lot sold for $1,683.09. The seller's last 50 or so lots averaged about $5 - 10, so this might have dropped them to the floor when the ending came and all the snipes finally hit.

At first I was a bit dissapointed that I didn't even come close to the lottery here. But as I thought about a little more, I was just happy that I had seen these cards, knew what they were, and knew that there was a gem to be had this night. And I am now pleasantly content knowing that there were others who saw them, but they just had bigger pockets.

Once again, another reason I love this hobby. These little moments of excitement are hard to beat sometimes. Enjoy the hobby everyone.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Recent Pick-Ups

Here are a few cards that I have recently picked up...

I've always wanted this card because of the colors and the period cather's equipment, escpecially the mask. It always seems to sell for a premium since it is a 150 only series card and so many people want it. I was able to pick this one up for a wonderful price due to big paperloss of the reverse. But the front is a stunner in my opinion.

I have just started to pick up some Batter Ups and I really like them a lot. I always thought they were much larger than they really are. They are actually small cards. I like the many different poses and the different player selection of this set due to the different time period. They are from 1934 - 36. Here is the Cramer example.

Here is another horizontal card for my collection. I love horizontal cards and have just recently put the 6 card T206 subset together. This one is an E92 Dockman Davis.

And the final pick up for this post is a T213-2 Coupon card. This set is a tough one to complete. I'm pretty sure that this set will take off in the future. HOFers are already selling for big money, but I don't think there is as many people actively working on the set for the other cards to be worth what I think they should be worth. I try to pick these up whenever I can get one for cheap. This one was very inexpensive because it is a skinned example. You wouldn't know it by looking at the front though, and it looks great on the front. Condition isn't that big of deal for me.

That's it for know folks. I have some more stuff coming in the mail in the next couple weeks, so I'll have another Recent Pick-Up post pretty soon.

Enjoy the hobby everyone, it's a good one.