Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sportlots Mail - #3 of 11

I've posted two packages from one Sportlots purchase so far.  On to number three.  This one is a little different in that it's not just cards for the Russ Davis collection.  It's a little bit of a mixed bag. 

1998 Topps Minted In Cooperstown #202 Russ Davis

1998 Pacific Online Red #682 Russ Davis

1999 Upper Deck Victory #379 Russ Davis
These three cards now have me at 200 unique Russ Davis cards that are listed in the Sports Card Forum database.  The line now sits at 200/309/64.7%.

2015 Topps Heritage #344 Jedd Gyorko

2014 Allen and Ginter #12 Jedd Gyorko
While I don't believe I had the Allen & Ginter, I believe I have ten or so copies of the Heritage card.  Last time I tried to find them I couldn't, so for $.0.18 I picked this up "just in case." These two were the last two in the cart that I grabbed.  They weren't going to cost me any extra shipping, so why not?

All of the Blackhawks cards below had been in my cart on Sportlots for months and I'd just never completed the transaction.  Picking up the Davis and Gyroko cards from the seller was just an added bonus for me.

2013-14 Score Alternate Back #108 Brandon Bollig
I both love and hate that Score put these cards into their product.  They look like any other card, but it's the backs that make them different.  The card below is the back scan.  However, the normal base card backs were printed in black.

What I dislike about them isn't their scarcity, it's that likely people don't know about them.  I was never able to acquire a copy of this for my Andrew Shaw PC.  I never even saw one.  There are probably a handful sitting in some kids' box of cards and he has no idea how much I'd give to snag the Shaw copy.  UGH!
2013-14 Score Alternate Back #108 Brandon Bollig

2013-14 Score Red #102 Dave Bolland

2013-14 Score Red #101 Niklas Hjalmarsson

2013-14 Score Red #100 Viktor Stalberg

2013-14 Panini Prizm Red Prizms #122 Jonathan Toews

2013-14 Panini Prizm Red Prizms #126 Corey Crawford

2013-14 Panini Prizm Red Prizms #127 Patrick Sharp

2013-14 Panini Prizm Red Prizms #128 Brent Seabrook

2013-14 Panini Prizm Red Pulsar Prizms #124 Duncan Keith

I planned to get away from modern, but I've gravitated back on a few things.  Something I really enjoy are Blackhawks cards with black or red borders.  I know I'm not alone and that many collectors enjoy parallels with their teams' colors.  I'm not sure how active I will be in searching for them but at some point I will try and get some of them up on my want lists.  

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back from purchases there.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about seven months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!

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