If you were reading my blog around Christmastime last year, you would know that my wife bought me a box of 2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs as a gift. You would also know that I loved the box a lot - so I went out and bought myself a second box a few weeks later with the hope of completing my base set (plus ideally getting a bunch of new inserts). While that plan didn't quite work out, I still have hopes of actually completing my set!
I also was hoping to get a cool insert featuring my favorite dinosaur (at least my favorite when I was a kid): Ankylosaurus. Since I didn't luck out in my own box, I turned to eBay one day and found a lot that featured an Ankylosaurus patch card (plus three other cards). The ending price was pretty good, especially since two of the other cards that I got seem to command a decent premium on eBay on their own. I'll get to those in a moment, but first - the reason I bought the lot:
Admittedly, that isn't the best looking of the patch cards but it was the one I wanted the most! The lot also came with a second patch card - mosasaurus.
Unfortunately for me, that was one of the two patch cards that I already owned...seriously, what are the odds?! If anyone is interested, the Mosasaurus is available for trade...otherwise it'll probably end up back on eBay.
As I said, the lot had four cards in total with the final two being from the spectacular Predators of the Sea insert set. I was ecstatic to land a pair of new cards for my collection! The first was Sea Scorpion.
According to the back of the card, Sea Scorpions could get very big - one version (Jaekelopterus) could reach eight feet long! I don't think I'd ever want to see an eight foot sea scorpion heading my way...that's more intimidating than a shark in my book!
However intimidating a sea scorpion might be, I don't think it holds a candle to the second creature:
That's Liopleurodon, a creature with 20-centimeter teeth and, perhaps, a "sense of smell" that helped the giant monster hunt prey. I love the look of the fish swimming out of the way of the big guy, a wonderful card for sure!
That does it for this eBay lot, but I'd say I did quite well. Now, if only I could finish off the so-called easier parts of the set!
An Anxious Addition
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