Sunday, December 8, 2013
COMC Almost Black Friday Purchase
Like many of you, I had a COMC purchase arrive this week. Unlike many of you, I didn't do the Black Friday thing. I wanted to make some progress on some of the various sets I am working, but wasn't planning on spending more than $25, including shipping. So it didn't seem worth it to me. I was able to finish one set, get a whisker away from another, and get within striking distance of a third. Let's look, shall we?
Last two cards I needed to finish the 1992 Conlon Collection set. I'm going to work on the entire 5 year run of Conlon sets (1991 to 1995.)So, really, this is one down, four to go!
These are from the Forever insert set that was part of the 204 Fleer Greats of the Game. I am slowly closing in on completion of that set. There was a 145 card base set, with 4 insert sets totalling another 84 cards. With these cards above, I am a mere 5 cards away from finishing. I have to note that this does not consider the blue border parallels of the base cards or the auto/relic cards. As I have said before, I may work on those if, and only if, I can find cheap lots of them. But, I wil consider it done after I get these last 5 cards.
This is one of the short prints from 2009 Obak that are proving to be a problem for me. Alas, this isn't even one of the base set SPs, like I was looking for. It is actually one of the green print parallels, numbered to 75. I must have been asleep at the wheel when I pulled the trigger on this one as I was just expecting to get the base card. Not sure if I am going to try and replace it with a legitimate, unserialized base card or not. I realize that sounds odd, but the green print just doesn't look right in the binder.
I also picked up about 8 of the 2009 Obak T212 minis, leaving me 5 cards away from finishing that part of the set.
I picked up 3 more cards towards my 2011 Tristar Obak set (of which the Elston Howard card above was one), leaving me one measly, solitary, single card away from completion. I see the card I need out on Sportlots, but in a strange turn of events it is too cheap to get. What, you say? How could anyone complain about a card being too cheap? Simple. I cannot, in good conscience, buy a single 18 cent card from an online seller. I looked and looked, but couldn't find anything else in that seller's inventory that I needed. So, I guess I will wait until the card shows up at COMC or someone from my vast readership finds it in their dupes box. The card, if you must know, is #56 - Roger Connor.
So, there it is. I think I did pretty well considering how little I spent. Up next is one of the two day card shows in OKC. What with the holidays, I don't have much to spend, but I did save my birthday money over from November. Hopefully, that will be enough to make some progress on the 1973 Topps and/or 1959 through 1961 Fleer sets I am working on.
Added in Edit: I found that Roger Connor Obak card on EBay for $3.71 delivered. More than I really should spend on a non-SP base card, but it is the last one I need to complete the set. Screw it, I'm pulling the trigger.
What I am listening to: Near Wild Heaven by R.E.M.