Friday, July 19, 2019

With 2 small orders, #1 is done

Last Sunday, I tabled a post with 9 sets that I'm hoping to finish by the end of 2019.   It actually has helped me a little bit, as I now will try and focus on working these more intently than everything else.  Save for the $20 I spent at the card show, which was spent on set building (yay!), the 2 orders I placed online last week knocked off the 1st set on that want list.

The 1995-96 Collectors Choice Players Club parallel set is now in the books.

Here's the 2 small orders I made to finish this off.

First, a 2 card ebay purchase...

I could only imagine the guy at Burbank Sportscards (one of my fave ebay sellers btw), when he saw this order.   "What the hell is this guy high on?"  They only had the one players club card of Bruins legend Ray Bourque, and I didn't want to just buy one card, so I looked around and found Terry Francona's dad from the '69 T set for just over a buck, so I added him in.

Just 2 to go.  So, the same day I hit Sportlots and found a seller that had both the remaining cards I needed.  18 cents apiece, a steal for these cards (in my opinion). 

Now the funny part of the story is my negativity when it comes to online ordering sometimes.  I placed both of the orders the same day.  I received the Burbank order in 3 days (CA to FL, wow!).  I waited, and I waited for the 2nd order to come.  10 more days to be exact.  

I had started thinking that the required time was going to elapse and nothing was going to come, because I was sure that the seller wasn't going to bother sending a 2 card order.  

Stupid me, hadn't checked close enough on the shipping rates, and if I had, I would have realized that the cards were coming from Canada.  2 week minimum. 

Needless to say they are in hand.  A big thanks to seller ID CentrIce for finishing my set(Cheers Jim!).

8 more sets on the list, just over 5 months to go.  Let's see what happens....

Thanks for reading!


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on completing the Players Club set!