Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Sabes and a postage increase heads up
In my ever vigilant lookout for Topps Retired autos I need, I found this 2003 Bret Saberhagen for a good deal the other day and snatched it up. Don't see this one pop up very often.
Cy Young winner in '85 and '89. World Series MVP in '85. Nagging injuries hampered the second half of his career, but still pretty good lifetime numbers.
So yeah, happy to add a Bret Saberhagen autograph to my collection.
Speaking of BS, the US Postal Service is jacking up their rates again. In case you haven't heard, effective this Sunday, January 27, 2019, cards (and everything else) will become a bit more expensive to ship. And First-Class packages will move to zone-based pricing, meaning it'll cost (even) more to send a bubble mailer across the country or to out in the boonies than it would to send to somebody in a city closer to you. And Forever stamps are going up from 50¢ to 55¢.
So now is a good time to stock up on Forever stamps if you can. And if you have any stacks of cards you've been building up for trader buddies that are about ready to go, it wouldn't be a bad idea to try getting them mailed out no later than Saturday if you'd like to save a little money.
On the subject, it'll be somewhat outdated soon, but check out my Shipping Tips post from last month if you missed it.