Of course, after all that, I was jonesing to find some of the new quarry, so I went out on eBay. I searched around for the different complete sets and made offers on a couple playing card sets from Kennedy Space Center. Some might say playing cards don't belong in with the kinds of cards we collect, but these have photos and information on them like a lot of the trading cards. And me being the completist that I am, I got both variations of the set - the four suits have certain groups of photos on them, and between the two decks, the groups are switched around. Plus the backs are different.
Anyway, that gave way to searches on the other space sets. I covered Star Wars from 1977 - still need the green & orange series. Put a couple batches on the Watch list.
|This was not one of them unfortunately.|
Then on to Trek. I picked up the latter half of the first movie card set, but am having trouble finding only half a set. The full 88 cards can be had very reasonably, though like Star Wars, there are also stickers that go with them. Found out about another similar set from a bread company. Rainbo Bread put out a ST:TMP set. Only 33 cards, the backs are completely different than the Topps set. So add them to the list....
Had to shut it down and go to bed after a while.
Got home today and hadn't had a chance to post for the day, so I wanted to put something up. Thought about posting on a stack of vintage cards I got from a neighbor, but I need to take pictures before and after I sort them out, so that will have to wait.
The sellers from last night had worked out the offers, so I got back on the 'Bay. Well, you know what happens from here, especially since I'm posting at this hour.
I checked out for the two decks of cards, then cleared a couple other auctions for them off my watch page. Which of course leads to a "quick" perusal of a couple of my Saved Searches.
I ended up looking for the 2007 Sweet Spot Classic jersey cards that I still need, as well as any lots of the base cards. While looking over those, I started downloading images for my list again. It hadn't been updated in a while. I only got two from the list since printing it out a few years ago. The images of each card were different sizes, and I was missing a couple, so I went about recomposing the list and adding the missing pictures. Here's how it came out. Most of these are over $15 at least. The big guns are much more.
While researching for that, the phone rings. It's Stuart. We chat about car repairs, weekend card hunting plans, etc. for a little while. Then Mom calls in too. She asks about the vintage stack and a few other things. Those two calls kill the hour.
I get back on and I'm not even sure what I was looking at when I come across a seller I've bought from before. Somehow I figure out he's got GU and autos really cheap. I search his stuff for almost all my player collection guys, and some key sets, plus Redskins. I end up with an order of 17 different things, none of them more than $5 and most less than three, totalling just over $50. Checked out on those too.
|Four whole dollars!|
|Pair for $3.50!|
It is midnight and I didn't post anything. Ugh!
I set out to jump on and right back off of eBay, but ended up on for like four hours. I'm sure it happens to all of us. Even now, when eBay isn't the best way to buy cards, except for in lots and sets.
How often do you do marathon sessions on eBay (or any other card selling site)? Not even necessarily buying anything when you're done...