Friday, July 20, 2012

Risky Auction Leads To SUPER Mailday!

I buy a lot of cards on eBay, but one thing I never do is buy something without a picture.  One week ago, I broke my number one rule and bought a card without a picture.  The thing is, it wasn't just a low end card.   It was a $100 SUPERFRACTOR.  The reason I bought it was because I may never see it surface again (this is the second time this particular card hit eBay, the first back in 2009).  The seller had perfect feedback and doesn't live too far away from me.  So I ended up buying and if I got screwed, I could just get my money back through paypal.  As it turns out, I was worried over nothing because I got the card in the mail today!

2009 Bowman Chrome Kevin Youkilis Superfractor 1/1
I think it scanned pretty well besides the dust on the scanner, but I didn't want to handle the card too much while it was out of the toploader.  Anyways, pretty cool card.  By the way, the second mailday I hinted at in my last post is better than this, so I hope you guys will like it as much as I do.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mike Trout Is The Real Deal

Hey everyone, just got back from vacation so I haven't had any recent mailday, but I do have an interesting post for you.  I am by no means a prospector, but back in the day I busted a few boxes of Bowman.  I will give you a hint by saying that I did open a box of 2009 Bowman Draft.  Yes, I did pull a Trout which at the time was selling for only $30.

(scratches on toploader)

Just yesterday, I saw another copy of this card sell for over $500 in an eBay auction.  Boy am I glad I held onto this card.  I will hold onto this card no matter what, even if it rapidly decreases in value.  When I buy hobby boxes, I never trade the hits no matter what.  I am glad I did that because Mike Trout is the real deal and I think is a lock for Rookie of the Year, maybe with MVP consideration.  He is already an All Star and he will be for years to come.  If you are hoarding Trout cards, check Beckett because his book values practically doubled overnight.  Also, be on the lookout because I have two great maildays coming up with super high end cards.


Monday, July 2, 2012

Mailday and PC Update

Hey everyone, the reason that I haven't been able to post in a while is because I went to Puerto Rico for a week.  I did get a couple packages but for now, I have only scanned one.  The second one is a really cool card, but it doesn't scan well for some reason, so I will have to figure that out.  Anyways, here is the one I could scan, a 2012 Topps Tribute Kevin Youkilis patch 2/10.

Nice card and I am glad to have it in my PC.  Now for the PC update.  By now, you are thinking why hasn't he mentioned that Youk got traded yet?  Well, I do know that he got traded, however, he is still my favorite player and I will continue to collect him in any uniform.  I am looking forward to getting some of his new White Sox cards.  Unfortunately, I missed the Red Sox fan Youk purge but I am still going to pick up some more of his stuff.  If there are any Sox fans looking to get rid of their Kevin Youkilis cards, I will gladly take them off of your hands.

PS- I find it funny that my user name, 20youksox, is still appropriate because he is on the White Sox and he kept his number.