Monday 20 June 2016

Some cards from ebay

Along with the Starting Lineup figures and cards that I showed yesterday, I also won auctions for the cards below.

1962 Post Cereal
When I saw this lot posted, I knew that I needed the SP of the Paul Wiggin for my collection. With shipping, the lot set me back just over eight dollars. I'm pretty happy with that. After quickly comparing the other three cards to what I already had in my collection, I think the Parrish card may be an upgrade. I'll have to compare the two a bit more closely.

One interesting thing was found on the back of the Jim Houston card:
It isn't an autograph - I compared it to the signature shown on his other cards. Perhaps this card was used as a divider for someone trying to organize their collection.

I was really happy with another purchase. The "Buy It Now" purchase was for a team set of the eight Browns cards for 1993 Topps FantaSports, and seven of them were going to be new to me. (I already had an Eric Metcalf card.) The rest of the purchase was 2 sets of the 1994 NFL Properties Santa cards which I'm sure I'll show next Christmas.

Top (l-r): #38 Leroy Hoard; #5 Bernie Kosar
Bottom (l-r): #39 Kevin Mack; #40 Eric Metcalf
Top (l-r): #99 Michael Jackson; #177 Team Defense (Michael Dean Perry)
Bottom (l-r): #153 Matt Stover; #41 Tommy Vardell
These cards measure 3x5 inches, and I had never seen them before I discovered the Trading Card Database.

Here are a few of the backs:

I probably would have to spend some time to figure out how their fantasy stats or rankings are figured out here.

I was happy with my order when I got it, but then I was surprised when I actually started counting the cards. The seller must have wanted to provide more Browns cards to a good home because there was a duplicate team set, minus the Kosar card, in the envelope. But wait! There was more...also in the envelope were the following two cards:
1996 Sportscall: #357 Earnest Byner; #359 Vinny Testaverde
They are standard size cards, and I don't think I had ever even seen these phone cards before. The seller made me very happy with their inclusion.

The next three cards were also a "Buy It Now" purchase from one seller to combine shipping.
Top: 2015 Topps Field Access - Autographs #28
Bottom (l-r): 2015 Topps Field Access - Autographs #77; 2015 Panini Crown Royale #143 
All sticker autos, which everyone is so used to seeing now, but take a look at the two different Shelton autographs...

Danny Shelton wore number 55 with the Washington Huskies, but when he came to the Browns that number was being worn by Alex Mack. Shelton then took (was given?) number 71.

So, looking at the sticker autographs, I guess the Topps autographs were signed either before the draft, or shortly after, and he signed his old number. It is so nice to see that 55 on a card where he is wearing a 71. The Panini stickers must have been signed at a later time period when he knew what his number would be.

An interesting note to this is that with Mack having gone to the Falcons, Shelton has switched to 55 for this year. He announced that he would have a couple of special meet and greets for fans that had bought one of his number 71 jerseys.

The next two sets of cards were won on auctions.

The first is a lot of Terrance West cards.
Left top: 2014 Panini Immaculate - Immaculate Collection #IS-TWE, #/49
Left bottom: 2014 Topps Platinum - Rookie Patch Auto Green Refractor #ARP-TW, #/99
Right: 2014 Panini Select - Rookie Auto Mojo Red #RA-TW, #/15
An auction of three numbered cards, one to 15, won for $10.50, including shipping. I don't mind that at all.

The last auction was for five autographed cards, one of which I already had before (and didn't bring with me when I scanned these cards), and I won it for $6.75 with free shipping. Here are the four that I needed:
Top (l-r): 2005 UD Foundations - Signature Foundations Silver #SF-CF; 2008 SP Authentic - SP Star Signatures #SPSS-25
Bottom (l-r): 2009 Topps Triple Threads #122, #/70; 2007 SPx #177, #/199
Looking at the signatures, I don't think there is a single one that I would be able to tell whose it was without any context, but luckily for us they are attached to cards that provide that context. That being said, I really like Derek Anderson's signature. It just looks nice and clean.

I love the Massaquoi card in person, as it is nice and shiny, and the jersey just looks cool to me.

The shininess of the Tyrone Moss card also doesn't really come across in the scan.

It sure is nice to add all of these cards to my collection, but they just add to the pile of cards that I'm so far behind with in actually placing into my organized collection. I can't wait for some free time this summer.


  1. Man I love me some Post Cereal cards. Great stuff.

  2. You got some great stuff. I love when a seller throws in a bonus. Whenever that happens I usually try to see if they have anything else I may want, send a few extra bucks their way as a bit of a thank you. That green patch auto is my favorite. Green is my favorite color and that patch is a great one.

  3. Whole bunch of awesome oddballs here!

  4. Great stuff. I didn't remember the Fantasports cards.

  5. I'm with Fuji on the love for Post cards. Although some of the short prints can be pretty darn tough to find at a reasonable price.