My 'under the radar' blog featuring my baseball card collecting endeavors and hopefully some of my autographs collected in-person / through-the-mail.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Mail Day A 2004 Bowman Draft AFLAC redemption set came in the box today. I scanned the box for future reference [and because I was bored]. I'm thinking that I may try and get the cards signed one way or the other, since it is just a regular Bowman AFLAC set.
On the other hand, I may want to keep the set intact. It is my only AFLAC set and I did pay about $6 for the redemption card on Ebay - it isn't worth it for me to mail the cards out willy-nilly. Note - I opened up the set and some of the cards [C.J. Henry, Andrew McCutchen] are definitely not mint. There are minor nicks and cuts that is especially noticeable with black bordered cards.
These cards are probably better off getting signed, just to salvage their 'collectibility' factor...
Mail Day Part II A Hank Greenberg PSA/DNA slabbed Hall of Fame postcard [$99.99 plus $3.07 s/h and $2.20 'required' shipping insurance on Ebay] arrived in the box on Saturday.
One of my collection toppers that I figure to cross it off my list in the meantime, instead of waiting for a Satchel Paige PSA/DNA slabbed item or a Bill Russell certified autograph card to pop up on Ebay.
Mail Day Part I A 2004 SP Top Prospects Mark Trumbo autographed rookie card [$17.50 plus $3.00 s/h on Ebay] arrived in the box on Saturday.
Trumbo maybe the next top prospect in the Angels' organization in the next couple of seasons.
While I wasn't particularly enamored by the card [not having it 'in-hand' before] and I don't think it was any bargain of sort - I felt compelled to pick it up for my personal collection because it is Trumbo's best rookie card [that isn't a rookie-year parallel].
Mail Day 2005 Bowman Draft Chrome Ryan Zimmerman refractor autograph [$74.09 plus $2.50 s/h on Ebay] arrived in the box. It looks much better than his 2005 Upper Deck USA card, particularly the autograph [though maybe not so obvious, judging from this image - from the Ebay auction I won].
Zimmerman was on the fast track in 2005, hopefully he can establish himself as a star [hopefully in the mold of a David Wright or Scott Rolen].