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Why I Love eBay

Posted by houstoncollector on October 1, 2009

As most of you know, I’m a player collector, concentrating on Houston Texans and Houston Astros.  I also haven’t been buying much in the way of cards, even though I love busting.  I decided this week to do a bit of celebrating, and spent about the same as a mid-range box of cards, and got an incredibly sweet haul, as well as some filler GU/AU for my collection.

Tell me what you think, and tell me if you wouldn’t be thrilled to pull this level of product from a box break?

2003 Donruss Elite Andre Johnson National Convention Exclusive RC 2/5: $23
2008 Topps Chrome Uncirculated Gold Refractor Mario Williams 174/199: $3
2003 Fleer Patchworks Roy Oswalt 3-color, 4-break patch 35/100: $7
1975 Topps #7 Nolan Ryan ’74 Highlights: $3.24
2005 Leaf Certified Gold Autographs Roy Oswalt 21/25: $7.99
1992 O-Pee-Chee Nolan Ryan $3.24
1999 Upper Deck Powerdeck Jeff Bagwell: $3.49
2007 Donruss Classics Significant Signatures Platinum Andre Johnson AU 8/10: $23.20
2009 Topps Chrome Copper Refractor Andre Johnson: $3.25
2008 SPx Rookie Winning Materials Patch (3 GU, single, 3 color patch, single) Steve Slaton 12/15: $9
2007 Score Select Hot Rookies Gold Zone Kevin Kolb 34/50: $2.51
138 Jeff Bagwell cards: $8.34
2003 Leaf Limited Monikers Roy Oswalt AU/GU /25: $8.50
2007 Artifacts Autofacts Michael Bourn AU: $3.49
2000 Bowman Chrome Roy Oswalt RC: $4.94
1997 Leaf Limited Star Factor Exposure Jeff Bagwell /40: $4.69
2009 Donruss Rookies & Stars Longevity Brian Cushing RC 19/75: $0.99
2009 eTopps Bud Norris: $1.84
2008 Upper Deck Documentary Seasonal Signatures Wesley Wright AU: $4.24
2009 Bowman Sterling Brian Cushing AU 431/499: $3.94

Total Spent: $129.89. Total # of ‘hits’: 8. Total # of Inserts and Parallels: 6.

Not bad, hm?

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2 Responses to “Why I Love eBay”

  1. sewingmachineguy said

    Great haul. Are the prices you paid including shipping? Just wondering. Thanks.

  2. houstoncollector said

    That’s with shipping, yes. A bit more than I planned on paying, but …. eh. I’ll throw some stuff on eBay in the next week or two to recoup.

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