Somehow, the topic of Cleve's weekly auction hasn't come up this week with the lovely wife. Bless her heart, she had two sick kids to deal with while I was traveling. So showing off my latest grabs from Cleve's probably wouldn't be a great idea. But she shouldn’t get too mad, since I only spent $12, which was the least I’ve ever spent there I think. I once again had to miss the auction while traveling, but put in a few write in bids. I didn’t get a lot this week, but did win the auction I was mainly targeting:
I am slowly building 2011 Chrome, which may be my favorite set of the year. I’m only interested in the base set and some parallels of Rangers and a few other players. One of the auction items was a lot of Chrome, with about 45 base cards and a handful of parallels, peppered throughout with Rangers. I figured I could feel good about putting down a write in bid for the same amount I would pay for a rack pack, and sure enough, it was enough to win.
The base was what I was after, but the inserts will pay for this auction.
I also got this sweet magnet snap case for $2 that happened to have an autographed card from the super nice UD Exquisite set inside it. I figured the snap case was worth the $2 alone, and the auto would make good trade bait.
To round my haul out, I picked up a shiny autograph card of Andre Brown. I don’t know who he is, but it came in a screw down case (not magnet) and was a pretty card. It will make good trade bait too, I bet.
Topps Chrome Lot $8.00: B+ This pushed my chrome set from 26% to 39% complete, and I have some extra parallels to sell or trade. Since I couldn’t attend the auction, I had to put in a write in bid, and thought $8 would be enough. I wonder if I could have got it for less had I been at the actual auction.
UD Exquisite Kelvin Jimenez $2.00: A- It’s hard to argue with a autograph card from a premium issue that’s numbered to 75. The nice magnet card holder made it a no brainer, and I’m frankly surprised I got it.
Topps Platinum Andre Brown Auto $2.00 B-: It’s a shiny autograph in a screw down holder. I guess I would do it again, but I’m not real excited about this one. I remind myself it was only $2.00 and that makes it ok.