Every now and then I head over to eBay to see what baseball cards I can scoop up. Generally I am looking for nothing in particular so I just type in something of interest and sort by ending soonest and at time poor decisions follow. eBay and auctions in general are a funny thing, you go in looking for nothing really and then you come out with a few new things that you potentially got caught up in the moment and overpaid for. End rant.
Well I got a few baseball cards in the mail yesterday that I forget I even won and bought on eBay – always a nice surprise. I paid about $4 total for these two cards, and sure if you compare it to the “book” I might have been taken for a ride, but when there are no local shows except once a month – sometimes eBay is the way I scratch the itch.
Without further ado, here is what was in the ol’ mailbox yesterday afternoon:
2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #AGHS12 – Yankees Farewell Tribute Parallel
2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #AGHS8 – Derek Jeter Parallel
There you have it, sometimes when you are in between shows and tired of busting nothing but junk from the retail stores that have all been searched, sometimes eBay is a fun way to get your baseball card fix!
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Well, like I have stated in the past I am going to use some of my collection for some TTM or through the mail autographs. Through the mail autograph collecting is a process in which you send something (in this case a baseball card) to an athlete or a celebrity to be signed and mailed back to you. Be sure to include a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for the person you are requesting the TTM autograph to send the autographed materials back to you in.
Remember, this is not a guaranteed thing, so be sure to not send anything of too high value or something that you would be devastated to lose or not receive back. A great source for the addresses of the athletes that you would like to send TTM requests to is Harvey Mieselman’s Ultimate Address List. TTM is a great hobby, the suspense of waiting for your returns is great and it is a nice affordable way to collect sports autographs, to note I do not sell any of the autographs I receive, they are for my personal collection of sports memorabilia.
Here is my TTM attempts that are going out in the mail today 7/23/2009:
Willie Randolph c/o Milwaukee Brewers
Steve Sax c/o Home
Roberto Alomar c/o Home
Pete Rose c/o Field of Dreams
Paul O’Neill c/o Home
Mike Mussina c/o Home
Mariano Rivera c/o NY Yankees
Danica Patrick c/o Danica Racing
That is a start of the TTM requests I have going out today, I will add the others in a later posting.
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