Sunday, March 20, 2022

Bidding Under the Influence #14

 Date: February 16, 2022
Time of Bid: 7:06:43 PM
Cards: 2021 Topps Gallery #146 Robin Yount Printer Proof Parallel
Price: $0.99 (+$0.93 shipping)
What Was I Thinking?:
It's usually the case when I make such a bid that I go after something that just happens to catch my fancy.  It's often not something I am actively chasing, just something I think would be fun to own for a reasonable price.
In this instance, however, the item of my choice fits into my main player collection.  In recent years, I have gotten much less aggressive in my Yount collecting.  Part of it has to do with not liking a lot of what comes out in a given year.  Yes, I'm talking about Panini and its logo-less cards.  They just look like junk, and I refuse to spend money on them.  It's also true that as we start to sneak up on 30 years of post-retirement cards of Robin Yount, you start to see the same images being used over and over.  
While this Gallery card isn't the most memorable, it popped up at the right place and time.  I don't have the regular base card, but buying one on eBay probably isn't a great idea, as those tend to be readily available at shows and shops within a year or so.  It's a nice, clean card, and on the back it includes some biographical information that isn't on a lot of cards, his Lombardi Award for his work done to promote cancer research.
Solid card.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Trade Me Anything XV #6

After the initial flurry, prior trader Timothy asked for a second helping.  Here are the results.

Don Mattingly 70 Years of Topps and a bunch of ASG cards

I am so far out of touch with today's cards that I couldn't tell you what sets those Brewers are from.  That's on me, though.  Thanks, Tim.