Wednesday, November 06, 2019
BBA: Big Pieces Of Trade Bait
Zippy Zappy from Torren' Up Cards stole the idea from Gavin at BBCBreakdown about posting up higher value cards that you have available for trade. I can definitely jump about that bandwagon! This is also a good way to kick off my future series of trade bait posts from the hoard of stuff I got, though those will be much more about quantity than high quality.
I don't really have too much to compare to the dollar figures these guys have been showing off, but I've got a few that are listed for some decent money.
For all these, I would much rather make an epic trade for one or a few valuable items. I have been known to make trades for bulk singles, but I'd prefer some level of similar values for these.
First off, the oldest extra I have.
T205 Fletcher from my New York Giants team set. I bought another one from someone on the Net54 forum for a good price, figuring it would give me one to trade for a different one later. Hasn't happened so far. (And I haven't actually been back on that site for months.) It's the Polar Bear back (factory 6, dist. 0). I generally buy the ones I have for about $40-60 each. They're grade 4/10 or so for the most part. This one is somewhere in that ballpark.
Bought a second one of these by mistake from a dealer that basically still goes "by the book". So I'm in this one for $50. Would rather trade for one or more of the star cards I still need for the set.
Lesser condition sample of the more desirable No "Optioned...." line on back 1959 Topps #362. Listing for $40 to $50+ on COMC right now.
1940 Play Ball Charlie Keller. This might be a triplicate, since I got two of most of his vintage cards when I first started collecting him for me and his nephew. Either that, or I only got myself one and this is number two. COMC has one for $28 and change.
Duplicate 1963 Post Elston Howard. Bought this blind during my Maryland to Michigan and back tour this year. Guessed wrong. My mistake is your fortune. Listed at $18 to 23, but I got mine for much less.
Magnified view of a wacky little item that showed up with a batch of cards I got for a bargain price. This 1983 Topps bronze "medal" lists for $10 to 20 on eBay and Amazon. It's got a fully detailed back too. It's only about 7/8 of an inch tall.
Here it is beside a regular top loader of the next item.
2010 Topps Silk Collection Livan Hernandez. Another dupe that I bought thinking there's no way I already have one of these. And of course I did. Numbered out of 50. Lists for about eleven dollars on COMC, and 15 on eBay.
And finally, to jump on the "Regular Base Card Rookie" hype machine - 2011 JD Martinez base rookie. This is the closest thing I have to a big name current player RC. Goes for just under ten bucks that I've seen.
I will do another couple posts with all my GU and autos just to get them out there. Then I'll start on the set-by-set stuff. Have a big batch of low numbered 2005 Studio Portraits and inserts that will be a highlight of that series. Stay Tuned.