Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cleve's Auction Night: Card Holders, Junk Wax and Sea Monkeys

This week's Cleve's auction haul was kind of odd and random, but fun anyway.  The best win was this box of about 25 magnetic snap cases:

I much prefer these to screw down holders, and have heard they are better for your cards long term.

I also put in a throw away bid on some junk wax packs, and I guess no one else thought this was worth more than $4:

The box included:

  • 1989 Score: 6 Packs
  • 1990 Score: 26 Packs
  • 1990 Topps Big Series One:  22 Packs
  • 1990 Donruss: 13 Packs
  • 1993 Fleer Ultra: 4 Packs
  • 1994 Fleer Extra Bases: 2 Packs

So, a total of 73 packs (just over a nickel a pack). I was mostly interested in the Topps Big cards, but thought the others would be fun to open, with the exception of the 1990 Donruss.  Actually, I'll probably tuck most of these away and open down the road.  I've never heard of the large size "Extra Bases" cards, so I went ahead and opened them:
They are oversize cards, so I don't know what I'm going to do with them.  Lay them sideways in a box I suppose.
Finally, I don't know why, but I bid on this Allen & Ginter Sea Pets card.  I guess I thought it would be a good kitschy piece to my collection.


26 Magnetic Snap Cases:  $13   A:  $.50 a piece for supplies I will use eventually.

Junk Wax Box:  $4    B+:  Cheap fun even though I don't need any of this

Allen and Ginter Sea Monkey Card:  $4  B:  Meh.

Everything is for trade for interested parties.

Starting Monday or Tuesday I will start a week long preview of the big time stuff up for auction at Cleve's Holiday auction.  I'll give you a hint- it's some amazing stuff. 


Ryan G said...

What can I find in Japan to pry that Sea Monkey card from you?

Phil Bechtel said...

That Sea Monkey card is definately the strangest card I've ever seen.

Hackenbush said...

I've never heard of those Extra Bases cards either. Ah, the 90's!

Fuji said...

You're crazy... A+ for the box of junk wax. The sea monkeys are cool too, but those packs are the steal of the auction.


Spiegel83 said...

Such a great deal on those 90s packs. A small price to pay for some pack ripping fun.

The Angels In Order said...

OMG are those Salmons available?

AdamE said...

They actually make pages for those extra tall cards. (at least they used to)

Regular screw down holders are posibly bad for cards. It is possible for cards to get stuck in the ones were there is no relief for the card built into them. I actually got a good deal on a T206 Cy Young because it was stuck in a holder. When you took the screws out the card was stuck to the plastic. I gave $100 for it anyway. I read long ago (early to mid 90s) on the old Tuff Stuff forum that if you took a card that was bonded to the plastic and put it in the oven for an hour (low setting), took it out and put it in the freezer for an hour then put it back in the oven for an hour sometimes they will unbond themselves. It actually worked for me.