Friday, March 28, 2014

Week in review: On the cheap again

I spent a good portion of the week enjoying the great envelopes that came my way, with the majority of cards inside hitting the want lists over many different years and sets. 

To be honest, I really didn't have to spend any money this week if I didn't want to, but I decided to work on one of my hockey want lists, and purchased 5 of the final 6 cards that I needed from the 1999-00 Upper Deck MVP silver signature set.  I just purchased them on Wednesday, so I don't expect them to hit my doorstep until some time next week.   The only card I need to complete the set is Mike Richter, card #133. 

I still have quite a few cards to display from a trio of envelopes that came in this week, but I wanted to show one card in particular:

A.O.
Thanks to Nick at the great Dime Boxes blog, I'm now one card closer to completing my '73 Topps set.  I'm debating whether I will head up to Strongsville, Ohio on Saturday to hit a card show.  It's about a 90 minute drive, but from what I've heard it's one of the better shows for vintage cards.  I already checked with my better half to see if she had any plans for me this weekend (luckily that was a no), so now I think it's going to be one of those times where I'll go if I feel up to it when I get up on Saturday. 

Total spent on cards this week:  $8.88

Yea, the 5 silver signature cards cost me that much because one of them is a Wayne Gretzky.  The shipper was cool and with the 5 auctions came free shipping, which I couldn't pass up.  I'll be sure to show them off on the hc blog when they arrive.

Thanks for reading, and happy Friday!   Robert


22 comments:

  1. By my count (197+ 391+ 339+73) this equals post #1000. Congrats!

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  2. Congrats on a thousand bud! Keep up the great work!

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  3. Congrats on the grand! BTW, you're a brave man to track and post what you spend. I'm guessing you're either single or you know that your wife never reads your blog. (Or maybe I'm just projecting, here...)

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    1. Believe it or not, I do disclose what I spend to my wife. She is well aware of the $30 a week habit, and she knows that there are times when I go over budget at card shows. It works out well because she has her own hobby (crafting) that she spends her $$ on. The bills are always paid, and there are never any arguments about money, so there's no need to hide anything. I'm VERY lucky in that regard...

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  4. Congrats on 1000 and having a cool wife!

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  5. Congratulations on the thousand post milestone!
    Keep up the good work.

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  6. Congrats on 1000! Maybe one day I will celebrate a halllowed milestone such as this one!

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  7. Congrats my friend. That's a great milestone. I have some of those silver sig cards. I'll see if I have Richter.

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  8. Congratulations on the 1000 posts! Here's to 1000 more.

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  9. Yeah, I had no idea this was 1,000. I don't do math unless my salary or my living conditions are on the line.

    But congrats!

    (I also can't follow your other blog at the moment because google is being pissy).

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  10. Congrats on 1000! It's amazing that we all keep finding stuff to share with each other. It's certainly made collecting a lot more fun for me. Here's to the next 1000.

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  11. Glad I could help with your '73 set!

    Oh, and congrats on 1,000 posts, Robert! Always a great read.

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  12. Congrats on yor 1, 000th post. Ionlyhope I have your longevity.

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  13. I forgot about your contest. I also forgot to take the roast out of the oven. :(

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  14. Congrats on 1,000. I dont think i will see that number .

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  15. numbers always add up... Congratulations on post number 1000!! and here's hoping to you having many more!

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  16. Congrats. An inspiration in many ways.

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