The last time I did this kind of post (also the first time), it was fall of last year when I still had hopes that work wouldn’t suck my soul into the upside down. Now we’re in spring, so I can use the whole spring cleaning analogy. Hooray?
Throughout my years of collecting and blogging (over 7 years now….), I’ve either obtained a small amount of cards from one source, or I’ve posted most cards from a package but not all. That leaves a bunch of “master files” taking up space in my scan folders, waiting for inspiration to strike or a theme to tie them together.
I know this means nothing to you, but this post (and the others to follow) help ease my mind by cleaning out those folders a little bit and making me feel like I’m making progress in showing everything in my collection. For Kerry, I still have 35 multi-card scans left after this, which isn’t too bad, but still a lot of work left to be done.
Most of these will be from boxes I’ve opened over the years. I found a cheap 2006 UD Special F/X box, and it was a lot of fun. I didn’t strike gold on any player collection parallels, but that’s okay. The base set (and all the many parallels) comes in at over 1000 cards and if I remember correctly it’s 4 cards per pack, 20 packs per box (with inserts and hits). Odds are long on hitting something you need even at the base level.
I love Hometown Heroes. I wish Panini would have brought it back for another run. I’ve opened a few boxes of this (expect a trade bait post, but in the meantime if you are trying for the set, let me know as I have a near-set to trade and can definitely help.
I landed this insert in one of my boxes. He also has an autograph in the set, but I wasn’t lucky enough to find that. I have autos to trade if you did!
I bought into the 2012 Mini box craze in it’s first year. They were fun to open with the low numbered gold and black borders easy to find. I actually still have two sealed boxes left that I don’t really need. Currently my plan is to hold on to them and maybe I can ride the Harper mini RC train to profit town.
Shifting now to old ebay wins and BINs. I found a seller that had this tough to spot Upper Deck gold parallel. It’s also tough to find them for a good price.
And, what do you know, the same seller had this team checklist one as well. Nice to kill two “evil-eye” birds with a cheap stone.
I don’t actively seek these types of cards, but every once in a while I’ll buy or win a card from a large seller and I’ll see what else they have that I might want. That’s where this comes in. Slowly whittling away my 1999 Pacific Prism needs. The toughest one left is #/80 Blue. Tough to believe it will look better than this purple (which scans pink).
I think this is the one that I won. I have saved searches and then at times I’ll do random ebay searches for cards numbered to 50 or 99 for my players. This is a 99 shiny parallel that I stumbled upon two years back.
Yup, two years ago. Some of those scans are older still. I never really stopped collecting or acquiring cards (slowed down significantly), I just stopped having time to post. Cleaning things up is a nice start.