Lest anyone say we are all just a bunch of goobers showing each other our baseball cards, ponies, chippy notes from Hall of Famers, and mustaches, I'm grateful to say that because I read other blogs, I was alerted to the Black Friday sale at Checkoutmycards.com on, well, Black Friday. Cheap Card Collecting was diligently posting the Black Friday deals as they went live, and because of this, I was able to get some good stuff at at good prices. I love Checkoutmycards.com, but shipping can add up quickly since there is a $.25 per card processing fee. On Black Friday, they ran a special for $4.95 for the first 20 cards shipped, plus $.11 each additional card. It still was kind of expensive shipping, but if you found a card that was already heavily discounted, the shipping wasn't such a big deal.
I jumped on and was able to chip away at several sets, and picked up a few cards outside my master checklist. Of course I grabbed some Gypsy Queen:
I also dinged my 2005 Topps Gallery Artist Proof set and Topps HD master set with a couple of onesies.
Finally, I picked up a couple of single cards of sets I'm not building, but really liked:
I hadn't yet seen any of the 2011 Topps Tribute in real life yet, so I grabbed this Tony Gwynn priced under $1. These are super nice cards. I may have to get a few more.
All in all, I was very happy with my Black Friday purchase, and again thanks to CCC for the good work on the alerts!