This weekend... I received my COMC shipment that included a very special Dave Parker autograph. His 2013 Topps Archives Fan Favorites autograph was the final piece of a puzzle that I started over three months ago.
Project Started: June 9th, 2013
Project Finished: August 18th, 2013
First Card Purchased: #BSA Benito Santiago
Final Cards Purchased: #FM Fred McGriff and #MG Mike Greenwell
Total Number of Cards: 58 (w/o Pele)
Total Number of Redemption Cards: 2 (#BS Bret Saberhagen and #DC Dave Concepcion)
Total Number of Cards Traded For: 2 (#DM Denny McLain and #MW Mookie Wilson)
Total Number of Cards Purchased on eBay: 54
Total Number of Cards Purchased on COMC: 1 (#DP Dave Parker)
Total Number of Cards Purchased @ LCS: 1 (#BSA Benito Santiago)
Favorite Cards: #VC Vince Coleman, #RD Ron Darling, and #BW Bob Welch
Total eBay + COMC + LCS Purchases: $509.17
Total Cost of Project: $517.17 (added $8 for shipping involving trades and COMC)
I know that this sounds like a lot for fifty-eight autographs of guys who aren't even in the hall of fame. And guess what... you're absolutely correct! But can you really put a price on the entertainment and the challenge I received from building this set?
Plus... $517.17 included thirty-one extra autographs. One of them was a triple of Benito Santiago, which went into my San Diego Padres PC. But the other thirty autographs will either be sold on eBay or end up in my tradebait.
Here's a look at the thirty extras...
What would you do with the extra autographs?
Happy Monday and sayonara!