I found one seller who listed a ton of cards at 1 cent with free shipping. I thought, "how could I lose?". I noticed a Todd Stottlemyre and bid my penny, then started at the top with the intent to bid on most of them. Apparently eBay has a mode to allow you to restrict how many items people buy from you in a 10 day period, and his limit was 1. The only logic supporting that is that I believe feedback only counts once per user, so maybe he's trying to buy a good feedback rating. No matter, I waited 7 days and won my auction, and shortly after, this showed up:
Another auction I won was for 4 random packs of baseball cards. The winning bid was $0.92. Now I assumed a fair amount of junk would be involved, but for under a buck I thought I'd take a shot. It turned out ok, though it may wind up costing me more in supplies. The haul:
1989 Topps Big 2nd Series
1989 Topps Big 3rd Series
1992 Topps Kids
1994 Topps Series I
Not a terribly impressing lot, and now I need some big pages or sleeves. Here are the cards.
These are 2.75" by 3.75". Are there any cheap options for storing these? I usually use sleeves but I could be convinced to go with pages.
19 year old gum? Yeah, I'll probably still chew it. Also, there's a steroid joke in here somewhere.
By 1994 Topps was inserting 1 topps gold card in each pack, and in this random pack it was none other than:
I already have a 1994 factory set, so all but the Gold Stottlemyre are for trade. Conversely, I didn't have ANY Topps Big and I had a single Topps Kids (Tony Gwynn), so those are all for trade as well.