Well just got back from my trip home for Christmas. I hope everyone had as nice a holiday as I did. Anyways, here's a mail day I got from dayf @ Cardboard Junkie that I received earlier in the week. Many of you have or will be receiving your gifts from dayf soon. Here's what I got...
Won another auction on eBay and I have a rack pack of '87 and '92 Topps on the way. I got this for $4.94 delivered and the '87 has a Bo Jackson RC showing so I'm feeling pretty strong mojo. I will probably have this sometime after Xmas so stay tuned.
I received an awesome package today from Daniel in New York state. I got over 300(!) commons I needed for '88 and '92 Fleer. Without a doubt my favorite of the bunch is this card right here. I had no idea this card existed. Fleer really jumped the gun on this one as Jeff King wouldn't have another card until 1990 as he didn't make his ML debut until 1989. Jeff King was a number one draft pick by the Pirates in 1986. They had selected Barry Bonds number one in 1985 so they had pretty high hopes for King as well. After several false starts he finally showed signs of becoming a run producer in 1993 and then after a few big years in Pittsburgh he was traded to the Royals where he had a few more big years before calling it quits for his real love, hunting and fishing. I can't get over how young Kinger looks on this '88 Fleer card as I always remember the full beard he had as a big leaguer. Anyways, big thanks to Daniel! Let me know what you would like in return...
On the top of the '91 Topps, '90 Donruss and '90 Score I got as a bonus with the boxes of '90 Fleer, I also won an eBay auction for two packs of '86 Topps! I kinda overpaid at $2.24 delivered but I had a hankering for some '86 Topps. I should have them by the end of the week so stay tuned.
So the two wax boxes of '90 Fleer came along with a ton of bonus junk wax! 4 packs of '91 Topps, 5 packs of '90 Donruss and 3 packs of '90 Score! I'll have those on future vids but first, the '90 Fleer.
Believe it or not some knitwit with too much time on his hands and way too much money (I think I read somewhere he spent over 15K collecting this crap) put together the entire Yankee Tedium Lunacy set (as Chris @ Stale Gum so aptly described it). That's over 6,600 insert cards folks. Not that I don't admire his patience, dedication, and skill but come on people. DON'T ENCOURAGE UPPER DECK! Now we're liable to get an even more ridiculous 20,000 card Yankee insert set next year. *sigh* On a totally unrelated note the Carrie chick in this video is smoking and I can't tell you how hot it is when she starts collating the cards like a pro. I think I'm in love. Oh well, she's probably married to some a-hole.
I know I usually worn against buying vintage wax packs. Let's face it. The only way you know a wax pack isn't searched is if you buy a whole factory sealed box, or if it's been professionally graded. But I got this one from a seller on eBay with 100% feedback after 174 transactions so I feel pretty good. Anyways, I got it for $4.49 delivered and an '82 Topps wax pack books for 5 bucks in Tuff Stuff so I got a deal. Assuming it's unsearched I got a 2% crack at a 50 dollar Cal Ripken rookie. I'll bust this one for A Pack a Day hopefully by the end of this week.