My little boy's second season of baseball has gotten underway lately, and practices and games are Tuesday's and Thursdays. Which mean, unless there is a rain out on a Tuesday, personal appearances at Cleve's auctions will be delayed a few months. That's no big deal, as I get infinitely more enjoyment out of watching a bunch of 6 year old kids having fun playing baseball. Besides, I can always write in my bids. That certainly is not ideal, since you are basically starting the bidding at the highest price you are willing to pay. When you are there in person, you might be able to get it for less than you set out as a maximum.
This week I had several write in bids, and came away with 4 wins. No vintage this week. In fact, everything I won was 2011/2012 gimmick cards. But they are very cool gimmick cards:
2012 Topps Reggie Jackson World Series Pin $6: A- I could flip this and double my money now, but I really like this card, so I'll probably keep it.
2011 Di-Cut Bob Gibson $4: A These cards are some of my favorites from 2011, and Bob Gibson is the boss.
2011 Leather Nameplate Ozzie Smith #99 $5: B+
2011 Leather Nameplate Ryne Sandberg $4: B- I didn't need this and am ambivalent about Sandberg. But it's a cool card nonetheless.
Not sure if any of this is for trade. The Gibson is not, and the Jackson would take some persuasion, but the Smith and Sandberg probably are.