The bottom line is I'm all about getting the most bang for my buck and purchasing cards off of COMC offers way more value than opening retail packs. Today's post shows off six cards that set me back $20, which is roughly the cost of a blaster box. Should I have held out and just purchased a blaster? Let's see...
Card #1: 1953 Red Man #5 $7.65
I'll kick things off with the oldest card in the lot. Is it real? Who knows. Is it damaged? Sure is. Regardless for the price it was worth the risk and the damage (in my humble opinion).
Card #2: 1966 Topps #36 $1.13
I honestly can't believe I found this second year Catfish for this price. What's even crazier is the fact that there were a few to choose from.
Card #3: 2012 Topps Archives 3D #NNO $1.56
The 1968 Topps 3D test issue are some of the rarest cards around and they're not cheap. Since I'll never be able to afford an original, I settled for the 2012 version (which used a different image) for a very small fraction of the price.
Vintage Clemente for approximately the price of a Big Mac? Yes, please.
Card #5: 2008 Bowman Chrome Refractor #194 $8.25
I was excited to add this shiny rookie parallel to my collection. It was the most expensive card in this lot, but I've grown to really enjoy Joey's Votto-isms.
Card #6: 1977 Topps #6 $0.95
And rounding out the $20 COMC haul is this league leaders card featuring two first ballot hall of famers. If you're looking for an affordable way to collect vintage hall of famers, then you might look into league leader cards.
Now if you're one of those people that calculated how much I spent, you'll notice that these six cards actually set me back $21.85. Well the extra $1.85 covers the 9.25% tax I'd have to pay on a blaster purchased in San Jose. Like I said... gotta get the most bang for my buck.
Well there you have my personal COMC Blaster. I realize that determining whether or not this beats a blaster fresh off the Target shelf is totally subjective. But as you can imagine, I feel this was $21.85 well spent.
What do you think? Which was the best deal? Worst deal?
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!