Monday, February 26, 2018

Football Trade, TCDB Rejuvenation, The Benefit of Errors

Trade from Summer of '74

Matt over at Summer of '74 has also been taking part in some of the new business of the Iron Lion Collectibles. I was able to swing a trade with him for a sweet Kenny Golladay card! I have been trying to get my hands on a Kenny G auto for a while. I even entered in some breaks but no luck, that is until I stumbled across Matt's Iron Lion winnings post. In a perfect world Kenny G and JaCoby Jones will be the faces of Detroit sports for the next 12-15 years and both retire with and get elected into the HOF with Detroit. That is in a perfect world.

My brother is more of a football fan than I but these two cards look pretty sweet together. I may have to keep it.

Ebay Steals from Listing Errors

Lately, when I get bored at night I make my way to ebay to search for erroneous listings of decent cards that I can win for cheap. I am split between "yes, what a steal" and "don't be a douchebag, you are stealing" with some of these. I am winning auctions for 35 cents, sometimes less with free shipping. Now, a seller should never post something for less than they are willing to sell it for. They should also never start an auction at .01 with free shipping without a reserve. I don't really know how to feel about the cards I get since its costing the sellers money to give me the card. I have done that many a time as a seller myself. Sometimes I wonder who the seller is and if they know a stamp is no longer 35 cents.

My biggest cheap win. The seller mispelled Yoan Moncada terribly so I got this for next to nothing. They lost money shipping it to me. I am not a Moncada fan but I always look for flippable cards to turn into PC cards. This is available.

I recieved this in a trade recently. I think from facebook. I honestly don't remember the transaction other than I traded a card I had found in a dimebox at the last show. Not bad for a PC guy in return even if I already have the card.

.35 cents to my door.

.25 cents to my door.

PC! 45 cents!

More Beneficial Errors

When I am not putting ebay sellers in the poor house late at night, I have been searching a lot of the wax from Papa Jack's boxes while logged onto TCDB looking for errors and variations. Its been pretty fun and I have found a lot. They aren't enough to retire on but its the thrill of the hunt, isn't it?

TCDB Rejuvenation

I have had a profile on The Trading Card Database since August of last year but had only put a handful of cards into my collection on there. Billy from Cardboard History threw up a contest on his blog with part of it asking for our Trading Card Database profile names. I had to look at the site to even remember mine (pjdionne12 if anybody wants to add me). Since then I have added over 200 of my cards to my profile on there and am addicted to it. I don't know why the site wasn't so exciting to me the first time using it. I think I was a little confused by a lot of it and it seemed to navigate a bit archaic for me but now I am amazed by it and have been on the site for 3 days straight. If you aren't using the site you should really check it out!


  1. I'm glad I was able to contribute to your use of the Database. There's so much there that can help collectors.

    1. Big time! I am so glad you turned me back on to it.

  2. I've been a beneficiary a time or two of eBay sellers listing a card as the wrong parallel. I don't mind!

  3. I've been on TCDB for years, but only really got active in the last few months. It happens.