The eBay bug bit hard recently, but these pickups were nice and cheap. I’ve taken a look at this lovely Mike Scott jersey relic from 2005 Topps Pristine Leaders a couple times, so when one got relisted it hit my home page in the, “this probably interests you, so spend your money!” section.
It had a surprisingly low starting price, so I decided to take a look at the seller’s other offerings. Lo and behold, I found another Astros relic at a bargain price, so I put bids in and came away with both of them.
As a kid, I didn’t have the budget for SP in ’95 – I think I bought a lot of Leaf and e-Motion instead. Thanks to this pack, I learned that the “electric” parallels are officially called “Superbafoils.” Imagine that on a package now, heh. I’m not complaining about landing one of Operation Shutdown, though, or landing nice cards of Lofton, Hawk, el Presidente, and Todd Stottlemyre down there is now likely going in his envelope. Merced, Cedeño and Malave are all on the block.
So what was the other relic? Only the latest addition to my Bagwell collection!
That’s a lovely 2005 Topps “Chrome the Game” jersey relic, complete with a nice pinstripe and some infield dirt rubbed into it. This puppy looks fantastic in hand. I’m nearing 850 different Bagwell cards now. I landed this one for a buck, and the Mike Scott was $3.25, plus a couple dollars in shipping and the extras – not bad at all!
Today’s post is a double Catch o’ The Bay entry, because I found two of the 2015 Tier One Astros autographs from another seller, and I landed them for less than four bucks including shipping!