I went hunting again on eBay, in search of some cheap oddballs. It usually runs the following course: something will pop up in one of my saved searches. It’ll look good and sport a low price, but the shipping will deter me. In this case, I often search through that dealer’s other items to see if there’s anything else I find interesting, thus making my shipping cost worthwhile.
The most recent example of this started with this gorgeous 1970 Topps Jimmy Wynn Scratch Off insert. Yes, all the interior game boxes are revealed, but what made me happiest was the fact that no one ever wrote in the box score on the back of the card.
Then, the hunt began.
Finally, we get to the steal of the day. This was the first card I found after the Jimmy Wynn up there, and it sealed my eBay spree. Picking up a Pete Rose for my 1974 set at a mere 2 bucks was ideal, especially when the only one I’d found at the LCS was going to run me ten dollars. With one more ’74 on the way from the internet, I’m down to needing just 36 cards to complete the set – and that includes the Padres/Washington variations and error cards.