Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My campaign of cheapness continues

I don't like to gloat, or brag, or self-promote, but I'm damn proud of myself this month.  I've stayed on course with the goal of focusing on sets that I'm trying to complete, instead of randomly buying packs and just adding to the clutter.  As of tomorrow, this blog will be renamed $30 a month habit.

No it won't.  But for January, that's what I spent out of pocket.  And I'll tell you this...

It feels great. 

I have mentioned a few times on the blog the two A&G cards that I sold on eBay this month.  Both of them have pretty much funded all of my card purchases on the site for the entire month, and for that, I am proud.

It's been a while since I've been able to post any '64 Topps purchases on the blog.  I knew that when I added the extra sets from the '70s to the want list, that something would have to give.  The '64 set has been the primary victim, but I was able to snap up a couple of the high numbers on eBay this past week.

They arrived today, and are a pair of great cards...

Outside of being off center, the cards are in fantastic shape.  The corners are sharp, there are no markings of any kind on the front or the back.

The cartoons haven't been rubbed off either.  It's almost as if they came straight from a pack to my house.  The total cost for the 2 high numbers shipped?


If only I could find 50 more of those at that price, I'd be in heaven.  It would certainly take the sting of the Mantle, Rose and Koufax purchases (when they do happen) down a notch.

But for now, having hit 40% completion of the '64 set feels good.

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Gorgeous condition, phenomenal set of cards. I really like the pairing of SF with OAK.

    $30 all of January?! I need to settle down...

  2. Gotta love those backs.

    You get more out of picking up steals like these than you do ripping blasters of cards that they make millions of.

    I feel like 2012 Topps is more abundant than 1987 Topps.

  3. Talk about fiscal responsibility! The US government should hire you :)