Its been difficult finding the time to set aside to write something, what with the playoffs and World Series and the fact I was averaging between two to four hours sleep each night because I wanted to watch the games live. It sucks following a sport that is played thousands of miles away!
Anyway congratulations to the Giants! Who'd have thought it? What will happen next season? Will they manage to keep up the kind of dominance that they showed in the NLCS and WS? Will they be able to keep the players that are going into free agency and will they pick up any new players? Obviously with that bum Zito being paid an obscene amount of money to keep the bench warm they probably wont be picking up many star players, although I did read earlier that they are going to entertain the idea of going after Carl Crawford. I guess we'll all have to wait and see until next year. I hate the off season.
Right onto the new additions. As usual I have stolen the scans from the seller that I bought from and from COMC. I can truly say that all cards pictured are the actual cards that I picked up and not just a random stolen pic, unless of course the seller I got them from had stolen the scan from someone else.
First up is a card that I already have but another copy showed up on the bay and I just had to grab it.
The top card is the new addition, numbered 10/20 and it goes well with the bottom card numbered 19/20. I like the idea of collecting as many of the same low numbered card so I will be keeping my eyes peeled for another few copies. I was surprised at how cheap this card was and hope that the others, should I find them, are going to be as cheap.
This is one of those manufactured bat barrels that just came out in Topps Update. I had this card on my watch list from the first day it appeared on eBay and watched like a hawk, ready to pounce in the dieing seconds of the auction. With about 15 seconds to go I entered a bid of $10, thinking I would win. I was wrong. With mere seconds to go I entered another bid of $14.50 and again was outbid. Someone wanted the card badly and they got it. I was gutted that I lost out on it. I dont know why but after the auction ended I clicked on the item again. I dont know if you have done that yourself but when you do, eBay suggests similar cards that you may like. The card that popped up was the above card that was listed literally within minutes of the auction that I lost ended and even better than that it was a BIN of $10! This beauty is going to find a nice new home in the UK.
This is the auto that is also in Update. For some reason these cards are also proving quite popular with almost all of them on the bay seeing some sort of action. When it comes to shopping on eBay, shipping plays a big part in deciding what I'm going to pick up. This card had a higher price than others but the shipping balanced it out. Also it wasn't just one auto in the auction it was two. So I thought why not and placed a bid for the opening the price and managed to win. So I have two of these cards, not sure if I want two. If it was numbered then I would keep it but since its not I may trade on the second copy.