I've been staying away from eBay lately. Earlier this year, I spent far too much time looking at as many Brewers cards as I could find on there -- particularly Robin Yount cards -- and ended up spending a bunch of money getting cards.
Now, I don't regret having spent that money, but I do regret that I didn't do more research before I purchased some of those cards. I probably could have saved some money by being smarter, shopping around, comparing prices, and looking a little deeper for the cards I ended up buying.
The same, though, can be said for a recent purchase.
In the wake of the All-Star game, a number of cards that seem to have been given out or sold as a part of the Fan Fest with the game have hit eBay. One of the items that came out was a 5"x7" set of the starting lineups for the All-Star Game. I haven't gotten my hands on a Jonathan Lucroy as of yet -- I'm close, though -- but I did get one of my other PC member to start the game:
This is printed on cardboard stock -- like the Heritage cards -- with a blank back. It's a pretty damn cool looking item. I mean, my non-card-collecting wife saw this card and said, "Wow, that's pretty awesome."
So I felt validated.
Has anyone else taken the plunge with their PCs or their team collections on these 5x7 cards?
And, another question: Topps has released a number of team-specific items this year that have been available for either a limited time, in limited numbers, or both. Has anyone gone after these - other than those Major League cards of Ricky Vaughn and Roger Dorn and Jake Taylor?
Thanks for reading, and I look forward to your comments!