Friday, August 13, 2021

Bidding Under the Influence #7

Date: August 2, 2021
Time of Bid: 1:39:26 AM
Card: 1966 Topps #238 Los Angeles Dodgers Team
Price: $1.00 (+ $0.51 shipping)
What Was I Thinking?:
Man, sometimes those team cards can sneak up on you.  You're building a vintage set, and you're pretty sure you've acquired all of the high-dollar star cards, and in the last dozen or so cards you need to finish it, there's a Yankees team card and a Dodgers team card.  These can sometimes go for prices that, while not ridiculous, aren't exactly the commons you've mentally budgeted for.  Those two teams, plus maybe the Cardinals and the Red Sox, always seem to command a premium.  Getting a Dodgers team card for a buck fifty is a nice deal, even though I have no plans at present to pursue the '66 set. 
Plus, that Koufax season: 26 W, 2.04 ERA, 382 SO.  Jeezum Crow!

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Bidding Under the Influence #6

Date: July 27, 2021
Time of Bid: 11:30:28 PM
Card: 1960 Topps #50 Al Kaline
Price: $4.75 (+ free shipping)
What Was I Thinking?:
An awesome card of a Hall of Famer at a reasonable price?  What's there to think about?
Actually, I think this is my first BUI where there were other bids.  Sometimes it pays to stay up late, catch everyone else sleeping.  Another nice benefit is that this spring, as I was losing weight, I had to buy a bunch of new clothes.  One of my favorites is this T-shirt with a tiger on it from Target.  Their Good Fellow brand is quality stuff.  It's not official Detroit gear, but who cares?  The graphic centering might be better on my shirt than on this Kaline, but both are OK in my book.