This pickup started the day that Steve Spurrier stepped down as the coach at South Carolina. I had looked a few times at his cards on eBay, but hadn’t paid a ton of attention to prices or anything. I just knew that he didn’t have a bunch of cards from his playing days.
As I did my research for my Top Five Steve Spurrier Cards post, I learned a bit more. One of the cards I included on the list, I found at far below market value one of Invest in Baseball on eBay. I knew it would be a rough card, but was okay with that.
I did fail to look at the picture of the back on the item description. I probably wouldn’t have bought the card if I had, but that’s all on me. I’ll pick up a better quality one at some point and try to recoup some of what I put into this one.
I knew the seller specialized in vintage and I needed some Wally Moon cards for an autograph signing he was doing at a local show on October 24. They had a good selection of them, and below are the ones that I chose.
Unfortunately, Mr. Moon had to cancel his appearance. He was going to make a drive of a couple of hours and in the days prior to the show, there was a heavy amount of rain in the area and a lot of flooding. He has rescheduled his appearance for next month. If you are interested, you can find info here. The show promoter will work with mail order requests.
I was just a couple of items away from their “free shipping” promotion, so I thought I’d see what I could find. I don’t get suckered into those things and spend a lot extra, but if I can get a few more cards and barely pay any more, I will do it.
Typically I don’t like buying vintage online, but I figured I would go ahead and look to see what 1955 Topps All-American cards they had at a cheap price. I ended up picking up three low-grade cards for my set. These will all probably be upgraded later, but I want to go ahead and get the entire set together first.
My items arrived very quickly and packaged well, so I have no complaints at all!
If you like what we’re doing and want updates when we post new pieces, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Please take the time and also look through some other pieces on the site. I’m still looking for more folks that would like to contribute, so let me know if you are! You can follow me on my other Twitter handles at @kin_kinsley and @DFW_Card_Shows.