This sharp relic #'d /99 was a recent contest win from Sport Card Collectors. He runs a bunch of contests, many of which I enter, and every so often I end up on top of the randomized list. He's had a couple issues lately with contest relics he sent out getting damaged in the PWE (sending relics in a PWE can be risky, as the relic hole makes the card more susceptible to creasing when slightly bent than a standard card), but lucky for me, this one arrived safe and sound.
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Keeping the Spurs theme going, I just got a surprise trade package from Billy at Cardboard History that gave my recently-begun Tim Duncan PC a huge boost.
When I decided to officially add Tim Duncan to the list of guys I collect, I gave Billy a heads-up, figuring he likely had a few dupes he could share with me, and sure enough, he hit me with a baker's dozen of great cards.
Billy is one of the rare guys on the cardsphere who doesn't really collect baseball, but he still managed to scrape up 3 baseball cards for me. Ha, I'm not sure why the emphasis on Giants, but I'm not going to complain about a Willie Mays insert and a couple shiny Buster Posey cards.
I feel like Topps ripped off Panini for that particular refractor parallel design used on the Fearless card on their new 1987 Topps "silver pack" parallels. Judge for yourself:
|NOT MY CARD. Picture snagged from eBay.|
But back to the trade package..
Billy also included a magnetic one-touch for me (a little Goo Gone should get that price tag off without much trouble) and a Jason Collins card for my Pride PC.
Big thanks, Billy! Much appreciated.
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This last one for today is from a recent combined-shipping eBay order, but it fits in with this post...
Just a plain white swatch, but nice to add a hit to my sprouting Tim Duncan PC. He doesn't seem to have many auto cards out there, and the ones he has are very expensive, so I probably won't be landing one anytime soon. But hopefully with his extra free time in retirement, he'll sign an autograph contract with Panini and get some more autos on the market.
So that's it for now. Basketball cards aren't a priority for my collection, but it's nice to add a few once in a while. Have a great weekend, everybody!