- Aug 10, 2012
I was absolutely shocked to win the 1999 Ultimate Victory Parallel/100 for less than $10 shipped at auction. Yeah it's Matt Stairs, but that's a pretty popular set. My snipe was set quite a bit higher than $10. Puts me 2 short of the team set but one of those is a Tim Hudson RC. Hinch 1999 UD Choice Prime Choice Reserve 067/100 gets me 1 away from that team set...I missed on hitting a cheap BIN for the one I'm missing by three minutes! The Grieve is one of those deals where it's /4500 but only the first /500 are die cut. It took me forever to find for some reason. And Ramon Hernandez gets me within 4 of the large 2001 Pacific Retail LTD/85 team set.
Eck was the second to last A's auto I needed from 2021 Topps Chrome Platinum...just missing the very short printed Rickey Henderson now, doubt I'll ever spend on that.
Coco Crisp 2013 Gypsy Queen Mini Black 199/199 leaves me 2 short of the team set. The Quad Jersey 01/10 Zito/Haren/Blanton/Harden is out of 2005 Ultimate Collection. I had never seen one before and thought it was pretty cool so I grabbed it. ASnd Ben Sheets is one of the very difficult Target parallels. I'm slowly chipping away at the 2009 and 2010 sets but have a long way to go.