05 January 2014

What eBay Hath Wrought 31: Shelby Miller and Dylan Bundy

It feels like forever since these arrived in the mail, so it has probably been a month at least. A couple of sellers put up a bunch of auctions for 2013 Topps Archives Gold parallels all at once, and for whatever reason the auctions featured most of the cards I still needed for my set, maybe 5 or 6 of them. I put in bids for all of them up to the going rate on sites like Sportlots and COMC. Several of the cards went above those prices, so I didn't win them. The Dylan Bundy card stayed pretty low, so I got it for about half the price you usually see on it.

Shelby Miller went right up to my limit, and I found myself kind of hoping someone would come in at the last minute and bump it over the top so that I could wait and look for a better deal. It didn't happen, so I wound up buying it for something like 95% of the going asking price for it. I am now down to 4 remaining cards on my want list. I kind of wish I could go back to the days when I had 15% of the set complete, and I could knock off huge chunks of the checklist for a couple of dollars per card.

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