- Sep 10, 2009
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Awesome! Glad that helped and you're able to add some. These have definitely gone up in the last 2-3 years.Thanks for the heads up! He had a couple of cheaper A's I needed, they were priced at $40 each, I offered $30 per and it was auto-accepted. Seems like a very fair price for this set, not a crazy steal but not a ripoff like some people try for on rare '90s stuff.
Everyone loves a deal. Sometimes I even feel a little guilty when the deal is too good to be true, as in this case. I got this on ebay for a buck (plus s/h)! The final cost was $6.82 with shipping and tex, delivered. Coincidentally, that is also he hull number of the submarine I was assigned to when in the Navy. It's one of those numbers in life that you just stop and recognize when you see it. Certainly can't complain about that.
There is no reason this should have sold this low though, other than maybe new seller and low feedback, but ebay protects you pretty well these days as a buyer. I like saving money for sure. I believe this was a set where the first certain number are signed and the rest are just the numbered insert. This is 24/2025. Bad luck for the seller, good luck for me. It happens.
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Mic Mac. Not that he wasn't already wanted for my auto collection, but when he became a Dodger coach, he became a need. Interesting that 2 of the biggest A's of the 80s also have brief ties to the Dodgers (Talking about Rickey).Only the first 25 of the 2025 print run were the autograph version, great pickup for that price!
A pile of stuff from the last few days:
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First, the big A's autograph out of the 2023 Topps 1988 set. I was worried I wasn't going to get this one because it was a low feedback seller who put up a BIN $40 lower than what the last one had sold for, and he ended up taking 8 days to put it in the mail. Showed up today and it's great! Still need Eckersley and Canseco to finish up the team set.
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Super sweet '90s stuff. The two Donruss Prized Collections Preferred cards I picked up late Friday showed up really quick! I now have 3 from this set and am missing 3...one I'm missing is Canseco and I'm not paying the price it'd go for, but the other two are possible. I'm missing one each from the Leaf and Elite subsets, not sure why I can't track those down. Also there is a 1999 UD Choice Prime Choice Reserve Eric Chavez 088/100, a tough set to find anything from. Only missing a couple to complete it, though.
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Some Bowman Chrome Gold Refractors. Can't beat the shine on the 2005's, still missing quite a few from that year. Only missing 3 from 2009 and 2 from 2014, though.
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1996 Donruss Preferred Steel Gold McGwire was his last "easy" card I needed from that year. 1991 Holsum Rickey Henderson was his last A's food issue from my wantlist, now my food wants are down to a few McGwires and a 1984 Subway Rick Langford that does not want to be found. Lastly are a 2002 Fleer Fall Classics Championship Gold Catfish Hunter 32/50 and a 2020 Topps Independence Day Chad Pinder 64/76.
Tough one is incoming. This finishes the rainbow:
1998 Donruss Prized Collections Preferred Darin Erstad PP GS 736 /55