A week or so ago, I placed an order at Check Out My Cards with the goal of shortening my want list a bit without breaking the bank. In total, I ended up ordering 25 cards for a final price of $39.19. That seems sort of steep until you consider that many of the cards that I bought were short prints, inserts, or simply fairly old (and thus hard-to-find via trades)!
I thought it would be fun to slowly show off my haul over the next few days - and we might as well begin with the set that I already mentioned that I bought: a pair of 2000 Fleer 3000 Club cards.
As I mentioned in a post a couple of days ago, I ended up receiving the Steve Carlton card in a surprise trade...so I went from having no copies of that card to having two copies in under a week's time. I'm more than happy to trade away the extra Carlton, especially if the result is me landing one of the other cards that I still need for the set:
2000 Fleer Club 3000 Wants:
Note: These were seeded in various Fleer brands from 2000.
ULT = Ultra, MYS = Mystique, SHO = Showcase, FOC = Focus
BG Bob Gibson MYS
CR Cal Ripken, Jr. MYS
DW Dave Winfield MYS
LB Lou Brock SHO
NR Nolan Ryan SHO
From there, let's jump to 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter where I was able to nab the final two cards that I needed for the full-sized (retail only) Mascots in the Wild set.
I'm obviously happy to knock off a full set from my want list...and it's even better since it is an Allen & Ginter set (my favorite brand)! I like the Mascots in the Wild set quite a bit...but I don't particularly like that it was a retail only insert. Shenanigans like that make me wonder if should even purchase hobby boxes (especially since I don't collect rip cards or most of the "hobby only" stuff).
To finish off today's portion of my COMC haul, here's the only Barry Larkin card I bought:
It's nothing special (though it is serially numbered out of a "mere" 9799). I didn't own it though, so I bought it since it was cheap!
I'll have more of my haul in the upcoming days - including some more sets that I was able to finish, some minis I needed, and dinosaurs!
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