Cardboard convincing - I was looking through cards recently when something drew my attention and I thought, "that's a post." Maybe it wasn't a great post, but it was something...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Mailbag! Donruss Elite, Mbappe & Vintage Topps
I've still been picking up cards from time to time during shelter in place, and received a few packages the past few days with some nice sub-$10 additions to my collection that I figured I'd group into a single post...
These cards have really held up well over time, I think they're stunning in person and while 10,000 copies of each card seems like a lot by modern standards, these were a big deal in the '90s. They're still highly coveted today, which is why I grabbed Martin Brodeur on a Buy-It-Now best offer for under $10.
With these two I'm officially halfway to the ten-card set now, and I do have the Gretzky as well counted among the five I own. Mario Lemieux is probably my toughest remaining roadblock to completion. The only raw copy on eBay right now is listed for $69.99, so I guess I'll be waiting a while longer to complete this set!
This one is from a 2020 Topps online-only release where they had superstar Lionel Messi design a card set. I found a seller offering the Mbappe for $4.99 and figured it would be a fun, cheap addition to my small collection of his cards.
This John Pramesa was simply the result of me stumbling upon the auction with just minutes left and deciding it was too cheap not to bid on. My cost for this card in the end was $5.51. That's a fine looking '52 for less than a McDonald's value meal sets you back.
Thanks as always for stopping by!