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    I was watching it for a few days when it was like $40. Unfortunately for me, it went nuts lol

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    Yeah I know. I was half-heartedly watching it too, even though I was sure it would skyrocket at the end like all the other ones had. Just didn't see $700 coming! It even made the @patrick182 monthly list of most expensive 90's inserts auctions...

    http://www.radicards.com/top-10-list...-1990s-edition
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    I've been away from home for a few months, but still online and buying cards now and then. Here are a few recent pickups. They are all still theoretical since I don't have them in hand, but I'm looking forward to the greatest mailday EVAR when I get home

    2015 Tek Red Orbit Auto /5. This completes the entire rainbow except the Black Galactic Auto /1. If anyone has leads on the whereabouts of that card, lemme know.
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    2011 Topps Las Vegas Summit Auto /10. For post-career releases, I am really into the 2011 Topps base and update sets, and the Lineage sets - especially the 60th anniversary cards. And this one is pretty unique.
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    2009 UD 20th Anniversary Buyback. I keep track of what % of Robbie Alomar cards I have for any given year, and for 2009 I am sitting at 0%. The good news is that with this one card I'm about to jump to 100%. That's right, he had exactly 1 card in 2009. I don't fully understand what happened between now and then, but things have changed. The last four years have had 215, 244, 245, 238 cards. Part of this was the HOF election in 2011, but then again 2013 only had 37 cards. The big reason is that Topps has exploded its number of offerings, and Alomar is in every damned one - with 25 parallels each. Anyway, back to the 2009 UD buyback. I was lurking on Blowout forums for a while, searching threads for cards, and found this one. It was sold from one member to another last year. I finally signed up for an account on BO and the first thing I did was email the seller to ask who he sold it to. He told me, so I contacted the buyer and was able to work out a deal. Thought I would never see this card, but now it's (theoretically) waiting in my mailbox!
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    Random card corner. Every now and then I pick up a random card that pops into my mind for whatever reason. This one features Rick Henninger. I dated his daughter for a while a few years ago, plus the card is from 1974, the year I was born. He had a cup of coffee with Texas in 1973. Baseball-reference gives him a 0.7 WAR from 23 innings pitched, so that was a pretty good cup.
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    2003 Donruss Rookie & Traded Atlantic City National /5. Another show stamp card. Found this one sitting on "those back pages" of COMC for a very reasonable price. No idea how I missed this with my zillions of COMC searches over the years?
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    2000 Pacific Private Stock Premier Date /34. Can't help it, I am attracted to Pacific parallels. But it is exceedingly rare to find one that I don't have - the tough ones are TOUGH. So I was pretty happy to add this one.
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    2001 Donruss Elite Status /12. I saw this one pop up and immediately calculated how high I'd be willing to go...then placed the bid. When the auction ended with me as the only bidder at $20 I couldn't believe it. Let's just say my ceiling was a wee bit higher than this. Probably helped that it was mis-listed as Aspirations, not Status. But whatever, this doesn't happen nearly often enough.
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    1998 Ultra Platinum Medallion /100. Yeah!
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    2004 Cadaco Disc. This one scrolled by during an ebay search and I almost spit out my coffee. An oddball issue that I didn't know about? For cheap? BUY IT NOW.
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    2004 Topps Bazooka Blasts Refractor /25. Not particularly valuable, but it is particularly hard to find. This completes the Topps Bazooka issues from the 90's to 2000's.
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    1990 Donruss /100,000,000,000. Minor print variation where the white signature is offset from the black lines on the front. For some reason I like minor print variations and print flaws. That reason is probably because with each one I am adding a new "unique" card to the collection without spending much money...
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    Random bump for a card on the old want list...

    2005 UD Reflections Super Swatch. I found this one while trolling "sold out" listings on COMC. It's a form of masochism I guess, but it's also cool to see photos of cards that you have never seen for sale, let alone in person...and will probably never see again.

    Robbie went to spring training that year for the Rays but didn't make the cut. However Topps put him in the set with a generic staged photo. I was sure the 2005 Topps was the only card with him in a Tampa Bay uniform, but this is a second one. Never seen a copy of this one or its two parallels for sale online though. Anyone out there have one??

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    Here we go again...wonder what this one will sell for? The last one was $716 and this is a higher grade. I put in a $1 bid just so ebay will send me reminder emails and I can follow the action

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1993-Topps-...IAAOSwSJVavA~c
    Collecting Roberto Alomar. Over 4000 unique cards, but always looking for those I'm missing!

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    And the answer was....$798.88.

    On the other end of the spectrum, somehow I got this little beauty today for $3.50, *slightly* under my max bid. Numbered to 19. This fills a nice little hole in the collection and completes the 2001 Triple Crown rainbow

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjar View Post
    And the answer was....$798.88.

    On the other end of the spectrum, somehow I got this little beauty today for $3.50, *slightly* under my max bid. Numbered to 19. This fills a nice little hole in the collection and completes the 2001 Triple Crown rainbow

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    That's a nice grab! Congratulations

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    I have a gold
    Press proof up 01/99 if anyone interested through here on PayPal and I could also sell you a Roberto from the trader jack set as well. Pm if interested in pair or just one


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    I saw this kind of oddball card and thought of this thread

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1993-Blue-J...AAAOSw9CpayRPt

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    Hey Brandon - yeah those are cool. From what I know Alomar is in 5 years of these "Oh Henry" cards, from 1991-1995. I have always liked them. Any new pickups on your end lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by mooshoo View Post
    I saw this kind of oddball card and thought of this thread

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1993-Blue-J...AAAOSw9CpayRPt
    Thanks. I'm 43 years old and almost ashamed to admit how good it felt to land that card for so little $. It completely made my day.

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    That's a nice grab! Congratulations

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    I like the Trader Jack copy I got from you. Nobody makes oddball cards anymore so it is a real treat when one comes along...

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    I have a gold
    Press proof up 01/99 if anyone interested through here on PayPal and I could also sell you a Roberto from the trader jack set as well. Pm if interested in pair or just one


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    Not much here just picking some of the newer autos, which there seem to be a ton

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    I've seen some kinda blah Alomar swatches in 2018 tier one but I wanted to make sure you saw this one...

    This patch is awesome, some where near the end minute 9-10...enjoy!

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    Hey, thanks for the heads up! I have been sick lately and not online much. That is a pretty cool patch. I have stayed away from most of the 2018 high end stuff so far but I might pick that one up if surfaces...
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    Yeah, that is a fact. There's a ton of new non-auto cards too. Over the past 13 years since Alomar played his last game, here is the total number of unique cards released each year by my count:

    2006 0
    2007 31
    2008 23
    2009 1
    2010 70
    2011 163 (HOF year)
    2012 129
    2013 37
    2014 215
    2015 244
    2016 246
    2017 244
    2018 71 and counting

    I've gotten fatigued with all the new releases. For a while there I was trying to buy one example of each base and insert card (like the highest #'d ones), but I have scaled back from that. These days I won't buy anything new unless I really like a particular set, or if a specific card just looks cool. In 2017 that meant Donruss, Topps Archives, Topps Rediscover Buybacks, and Tek, plus a few random singles. I haven't found anything from 2018 yet to chase.

    Quote Originally Posted by mooshoo View Post
    Not much here just picking some of the newer autos, which there seem to be a ton
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    Quote Originally Posted by banjar View Post
    Yeah, that is a fact. There's a ton of new non-auto cards too. Over the past 13 years since Alomar played his last game, here is the total number of unique cards released each year by my count:

    2006 0
    2007 31
    2008 23
    2009 1
    2010 70
    2011 163 (HOF year)
    2012 129
    2013 37
    2014 215
    2015 244
    2016 246
    2017 244
    2018 71 and counting

    I've gotten fatigued with all the new releases. For a while there I was trying to buy one example of each base and insert card (like the highest #'d ones), but I have scaled back from that. These days I won't buy anything new unless I really like a particular set, or if a specific card just looks cool. In 2017 that meant Donruss, Topps Archives, Topps Rediscover Buybacks, and Tek, plus a few random singles. I haven't found anything from 2018 yet to chase.
    Ya - it's tough to keep up with everything that keeps popping up - a few too many to be honest.

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