Thursday, April 1, 2021

Watching COMC like a Hawk, I'm the Fool

Like a Hawk

Dennis is such a damn troublemaker, man. Back in December I was fine living my hobby life getting all my cards from TCDB, Ebay, Card Shows and the occasional retail luck. Then, he goes and forces me to get on COMC. Of course, innocent me, I get caught up in the great deals and drop a hundred bucks quickly and paid for the cheapest delivery. ORDER DATE: 03/12/2020 and they gave me the approximate date of 03/12/2021 as the shipment date and 03/18/2021 as the approximate delivery date. Back then the backups at COMC were just being whispered about and weren't that bad. People were still getting packages. I was fine with the March shipment because a few of the cards I picked out were for "investment" (for shame) and that would be perfect timing with Spring Training wrapping up. Well, as you can guess; 03/12 came and went and 03/18 came and went. Now I have no idea if I will get any cards ever. It looks as though my Twitter feed agrees that COMC is in rough shape. About a month or so ago I noticed the header on their website changed and said they needed to add 2 weeks onto shipments. I figured that meant new orders, alas, that is errbody. Also, all through January my virtuously innocent self bought a ton more cards from the site without knowing the pain to come. Now I have like 300+ cards I want in my inventory on the site but worry the site will die before I get the chance. And it is all Dennis's fault. Now he's talking up sportslots and some Canadian site. Like I would ever trust that guy again. 

Meanwhile, I am moving to a new house and will hopefully be moved in and relaxing by the time this post hits. Card room here I come! From then on I am hoping to start trading and blogging again regularly. 

Friday, February 19, 2021

Grand Prize Winner! Collector's Crack sends me a pride through priority mail.


True to it's title, Collector's Crack 11th Annual Almost the Easiest Super Bowl Contest on the Web must have been easy if I won! Mark sent me a huge stack of Lions for winning. I haven't blogged in forever but that is where I started when I returned to the hobby back in 2014/15. Since then I've been busy on TCDB and COMC and life, I rarely get more than 5 minutes to myself anymore. But, since I won a blogger's contest and bloggers have always been the best people I have run into in the hobby I figured it deserved a post. I figured a video would be fastest so below is a link to what I won. Make sure you check out Collector's Crack blog and friend Cynicalbuddha on TCDB! Thank you Mark and everybody who got in on the contest this year.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Phil me up! Nice Ebay Lot

I noticed I had been spending too much of my endless free time on cards. Shopping ebay, twitter, and facebook for deals. I had to drain my paypal to make sure I would put my phone down more. So, I bought a sweet lot from ebay for about $15 shipped. It had a ton of relics and big name rookies. It shipped in ziploc bags which I was not thrilled about but only the Pete Alonso canvas sticker had any obvious damage. I got 5 big PC cards in the lot.

At first I thought he was sitting. 1988 Score #555. BOOM!


Love how shiny these are. The lot had a Luis Urias RC of these too.

I don't PC Riley but I am keeping a handful of his cards. I enjoyed his hot streak last year.
Corner damage, ugh.

Really, really big team bags.