Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Auction goodies from Listia

Since I started aggressively perusing Listia a couple months ago, I've experienced many ups and downs. I've had a lot more success than failures and I can't really complain.  I never buy points (once I bought 500 points for $1 to verify my account), and I've never listed an auction.  I've won over 10 auctions now and I think I've gotten my money's worth.  In the past week I have gotten quite a few envelopes of cards.  Today I will show off a few.

We begin with some cards I have shown often on here.  I have gotten a few here and there, but I knew I needed the Rico Rossy card.  I spent 499 points on these four cards, which is a bit more than I wanted, but now I am only down to I think 2 or three more cards and I will complete the team set.

I was searching for Johnny Damon cards and came across this one.  I checked and I didn't have it so I put it in my watch list.  The starting bid price was 75 points, so with less than a day, I put in a max bid of 100 I think.  It wasn't one I was going to go after hard, but when I checked later, I found out I won.  Nobody else bid so I got it for the 75 points. I'm never going to be a Yankees fan, but the black border matches the uniform well in this photo.

I remember this set when I was growing up.  It was a joint Upper Deck and Sonic set and I have a few of them already.  The other day I was looking and three or four were listed and I bid on all of them.  As each of them ended I kept losing.  I decided I was going to go all in for this one.  I won it with 606 points, which I knew I overpaid for, but I was happy to get.  I got it within a couple of days, but when I opened it, it was bent in a couple spots.  It was packaged in 4 pieces of notebook paper.  No penny sleeve or anything.  Just notebook paper inside an envelope.  I guess I can't complain, since I basically got it just from watching videos to get points.  I need to see how many cards I have and hope to complete this set within a couple years.  It's only like 20 or so cards, it shouldn't be too hard.

This last set really excited me.  I love oddball sets, specifically ones from food products.  I like marketing and advertising, so mix it with trading cards and I'm in.  These 4 card are from 1991, and I mainly got it for the Ozzie Smith.  I don't remember having these growing up, but they remind me of a set I would want.  Though I got it for Ozzie, I think I like the Biggio best.  It doesn't look like the card was touched up at all and shows no logo's.  All solid players, I was a bit surprised I got these for only 300 points.  Again I was the only bidder, but I probably would have gone up to at least 500.  Out of all of the cards listed, I won these first.  Since I got them fairly cheap I think that spoiled me so I never pay too much for cards.

That will wrap it up for today, but next time, I will feature another lot I won off Listia, which was all of one player.  Thank you for reading and have a great night.