One of the places I hit up for deals is an online card shop that's roughly 2,400 miles away from me. A few days after my birthday, I checked out their inventory and found a few cards for my team collections, a few singles for my "sports card time capsule", a cool 1 of 1 for my hockey collection, and a great deal on this autographed card:
1998 SP Authentic Chirography #TH
Helton is one of the greatest players in Colorado Rockies' franchise history. I was surprised at how little pack-pulled on-card autographs he has. I was even more surprised to see the four dollar price tag on this card.
Next up are a trio of autographs for my team collections:
2013-14 Panini Rookie Anthology #179
2019 Gypsy Queen Indigo Autographs #GQA-MO
2016 Prestige Rookie Signatures Xtra Points Red #JRE
These three cards added $10 to the running total, which isn't exactly a great deal. However there's plenty of upside for these three rising stars.
Here are a pair of singles for a project I'm currently working on:
2016 Leaf Trinity Patch Autographs #PA-DH1
2016 Donruss Optic Rookie Signatures #RR-KT
I purchased the Hudson for $7 and the Marte for $2, which brings my total purchase so far up to $23.
I'm planning on putting some cards (and possibly packs) into a box and sealing it up for one or two years... then opening it up and seeing how much their values have appreciated or depreciated. As soon as I add a few more items to the box, I'll seal it up and write a post about them.
And finally here's one of those Vault 1 of 1 cards:
2010-11 ITG Heroes and Prospects National Pride Jersey #NATP-08
This card matched the Dakota Hudson as the highest priced cards in the purchase. Like I mentioned in yesterday's post, I don't really buy many hockey cards anymore, but I really like Subban and his passion for the game. When I saw this card, I thought it would contain a piece of his Team Canada jersey, but it actually features a jersey swatch from his from his OHL days with the Belleville Bulls.
There were three more cards I added to this order, which when you tack on shipping brought the price to an even $40. At the time of purchase, I was really eager to pull the trigger and make this purchase. However after breaking things down in this post, it doesn't quite look like a bargain anymore.
Oh well... too late now. It's not like I can hop into my car, drive to this not-so-local card shop, and ask for a refund. Wait. Do local card shops even offer refunds to customers with buyer's remorse? Probably not.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!