I won the auction for $4.50, and shipping for this order was $9.00. Again, knowing my luck with the two previous lots, and figuring that the seller must be running out of unique cards to send, I didn't really set the bar high - I would be satisfied if I could add at least 25 new cards to my collection.
Let's start with the two jersey cards that I knew that I needed.
|l - 2002 Leaf Certified #108 Andre Davis 684/800|
r - 2002 Pacific Private Stock Titanium Post Season Edition #86 Tim Couch 313/435
Each of the lots had a small amount of pre-move Cleveland Browns. This lot had one that I needed, a nice gold parallel of a card of which I already owned the regular version.
|1993 Power Moves Update Moves Gold #PMUD3|
Of course I'm not going to get 1999 expansion Browns cards without getting some Tim Couch and Kevin Johnson cards that I need.
|The Collector's Edge Odyssey card on the right is a base card that I needed|
|3-2 in 1999 cards shown, but I picked up more needed Couch cards than Johnson ones in the lot|
|I love seeing the helmet on the checklist card|
I like getting the various Metal cards, but don't think that I would want to see them brought back as an actual set.
Not living or going to school in the US, I don't have a natural college team to support. As a kid I started cheering for different colleges in the different sports. This being March, I will be cheering for the Arizona Wildcats who I've been cheering for since Kenny Lofton played with Sean Elliott and Steve Kerr in the late 1980s. Arizona isn't my favorite college football team, but I still find myself somewhat following them (sort of like I can't help but read Indians and Cavs articles/headlines on Cleveland sites) so it is nice to see the Dennis Northcutt card in his Arizona uniform.
Most of the cards that I needed from 2000 were from the Skybox Dominion set. I just showed these three because I liked the players and photos.
Obviously there are insert and base cards among the cards that I needed, but some of them were numbered.
|Okay, the Gerard Warren is just a regular un-numbered base card|
The 2003 Fleer Showcase Tim Couch is a Legacy parallel #/125.
There were also a couple of numbered Leaf Limited cards (from 2005 and 2006) in the lot.
|A sampling of the 2004 cards I needed|
I really like the 2004 Fleer Tradition cards and still have many of the parallels to hunt down. I was happy to see this blue Winslow card.
Although the card design for the Platinum Youth Movement card doesn't fully fit the retro feel, the picture does of the player in a stance in front of empty stands.
Above I wrote about being an Arizona fan in college basketball. In football it has always been Notre Dame since I was a kid. It is one of the few teams that I cheered for that was the same as who my father cheered for. It might have something to do with growing up Catholic. Anyway, being a fan, I was happy when the Browns drafted Brady Quinn.
|I don't want to re-use a Brady Bunch reference from yesterday, do I?|
Anyway, trying someone else, I just bought a 300 card lot from a guy on eBay today. Eventually they won't work out, but until then I'm happy to fill holes with the cards they provide, and I'm getting all these cards for under the cost of a blaster.