A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon an eBay auction that was getting very little love. It was for the 2009 Topps Ty Cobb SP, the only "base" card that I still need to complete my set (Still looking for some throwbacks though, in case anybody has extras!). For weeks, this card has been selling on eBay for $10+ which was a sum that I really didn't feel like paying. However, here was one auction sitting at $.99 and it was mine for the taking. The catch? It was shipping from Canada, and the shipping was $6. Oomph.
I did the math, realized that I would be paying $3 for shipping anyway, and put in a bid. A few hours later, I owned the rights to Mr. Cobb for $.99, a week and a half later this little beauty showed up in the mailbox.
|2009 Topps #66b Ty Cobb|
That card ended my week on an high note and kicked off a lovely trip to DC with my wife on Saturday to see the Cherry Blossoms (which hadn't kicked into full gear yet) and to go to the only place in the region that serves Bell's Oberon beer, Michigan's traditional sign of spring. While we were walking from the National Mall to the bar, guess who was hanging out at the National Archives?
Well what do you know about that!