Ok, so I borrowed that head scratcher from Yogi Berra (he once said the same thing about a popular restaurant.)
The point is that Cleve’s auctions have been packed lately. I didn’t get a whole lot of what I wanted at the most recent auction, so I had to take a different, “moneyball” type strategy. My approach was that since most of the stuff I wanted went for more than I wanted to pay, I would simply buy other stuff that was going cheap even though it might not fit my collection. Then I could flip that stuff on eBay or trade for what I wanted.
Here is what I got from the last auction, some of it I’m keeping, some of it I’m selling and some is for trade:
This Mickey Mantle Pin was my win of the night. I got it for $7 and will flip it for triple that on eBay.
I also picked up these two Yankee autos at good prices. The Noesi has already been shipped off to someone, but the other is available if anyone is interested.
There were a lot of factory sets available at this auction. Most of it went for more than I wanted to pay, but I managed a 1992 Factory Score set for $3. Don’t tell me I overpaid, smart asses. It’s a good deal, Score or no Score.
Football cards aren’t a big deal to me, but I couldn’t resist these vintage cards. An Earl Campbell rookie for $3 is an easy call, and a Gayle Sayers for $2 was as well. Both are available for trade.
I’m not sure what I want to do with this Vincent Jackson patch card. The patch is pretty cool, but I doubt I can flip it for much. It’s available for trade too.
Finally, I picked up this Ray Knight relic card. This may actually turn out to be the “get” of the night for me. Cleve mentioned that it was hard to find, but I just bought it because I could get it for $3 and Knight was one of my favorite Mets growing up. I can’t decide what I’m going to do with it yet. I might trade it for the right offer.
Mantle Topps WS Pin $7 A+: I should probably keep it, but I can sell it for a nice profit online
Hector Noesi Auto $4 B: And
Nunez Auto $6 B: These are good trade bait.
1992 Score Factory Set $3 A: It’s junk wax, but it’s sealed and has some cool extras.
Earl Campbell Rookie $3 A: and
Gayle Sayers $2 A: Nice vintage cards of HOF running backs
Vincent Jackson Patch $6 C: It’s a nifty patch, but I’m not sure I’m going to get much for it. I’ve got a little nephew that likes the Chargers, so I’ll just give it to him.
Ray Knight Relic $3 A+: I think this is a tough card to get, and Knight doesn’t have my relic cards.
Let me know if anything (except the Mantle and Noesi) interests you!