Well, after tearing through the box and “processing” the cards we may have needed. Processed is just my fancy term for checking against our database of Redbird cards to see if needed or not. I haven’t checked how many Redbird cards we have in part because I am terrified to think how MANY we actually have! Once I determine if needed I place in either a Topps or Non Topps 250 count boxes to be filed, eventually. Still have Topps from the last two years I need to file. If not needed I try to determine is I have already put aside a copy for a fellow collector-whom I swear I am sending them to.
After rolling the dice on the 1800 count box to open after our cruise because I was going to miss the thrice annual Serramonte Card and Toy Show. Well what did the box yield you ask? Well, first of all it came from Canada-which was interesting. The seller had put each card in penny sleeves then in team bags-well done my fiend, well done! The box ended up containing 1354 cards. If we needed them all we would have paid about 5.2 cents per-I deducted $30 from the cost of the lot to approximate the cost of breakfast and gas I would have spent if I could have attended the show. Love this place at Serramonte Mall for my pre Card Show pick me up.
So what was the final tally? We added 550 to our collection, or 12.7 cents per card. As the lot description indicated there were very few base cards in the lot, very few. The lot consisted mostly of parallels, #rd, and chrome refractors of various flavors. Most cards were from the 2000s and no surprise Topps/Bowman dominated. Wish there were more Upper Deck, etc.
I am happy with the lot-no B.S from the seller-no over exaggeration.
So here are some of the highlights.
Two McGwire 1999 Topps Super Chrome
2008, 2011, and 2012 Topps Heritage Advertising Panels
Some low # Bowman & Topps Chrome Refractors
Mark Mulder 2006 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor #23/25
2012 Topps Chrome Red Refractor #19/25
Kolten Wong 2015 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor #37/50
Some misc. Topps
2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Lance Berkman SP (odds 1:13)
2003 Topps 205 Mini Sovereign Edgar Renteria Black Back (Odds?)
2003 Topps 205 Mini Sweet Caporal Jason Simontacchi
2012 Topps Allen & Ginter David Freese Used Rip Code #30/50 What did you have inside you?