The other day I bumped my Shyrone Stith thread on the Blowout Forums. A guy messaged me saying he had Stith's 2000 Score base card (he was shocked I didn't have it yet) and asked if I was interested. I said sure. Here's the card in all its base glory:
But it wasn't really that easy.
He wanted to make a deal, but the card is worth less than shipping...so he wanted to know how we could make this work. I gave several options:
1 - PWE
2 - See if there's anything I could trade for it from my collection
3 - See if there's anything to add to it from his collection to make it worth the postage
He chose 3. Sent me his Photobucket link and I immediately fell in love with a Isaiah Crowell autograph and a Giovani Bernard patch. I inquired on them, fully intending to be turned down since I never even look at high end, and he told me the Crowell was sold and the Gio, a 1/1 (!!!), had a $75 value on it.
Now, I never really spend money on cards...just COMC credit. But I couldn't spend COMC credit in a personal transaction, so I figured I was screwed. But after I offered to scour COMC for wants of his for a trade, he started asking about becoming a seller on COMC. How did offers work, how did shipping work, etc. We chatted a bit, and he decided that he would take some COMC startup funds for the Gio and the Stith. So I bought a 10 cent card for $65.10 in store credit and a week later the Stith and Gio were mine.
Probably overpaid a bit, but for someone living in Cincinnati this is one SEXY card: