Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Cup Supremacy is mine!

All this inside time lately has led to me occasionally scanning Ebay or COMC for cards.  And while I'm leaving my COMC horde to ship for a later day, my Ebay stuff ships automatically, and this post features my biggest card buy in a while.

For a little history, I briefly collected cards featuring drinking cups on them.  Paper cups, water bottles, coolers - it was a fun collection, and I remember people really being into it.  Eventually I stopped collecting those cards (Mainly because I'm a man who needs limits in my collecting and that collection seemed limitless!), but one card in particular kept drawing me back.  Samuel Deduno's 2006 Bowman cup card.

I decided to collect every copy of that card ever made, and have since grabbed some commons and higher number parallels here and there.  So imagine my surprise when I saw one of its printing plates on Ebay with a cheap BIN/OBO:
My jaw dropped, I hit the bin (Didn't even mess around with a best offer), and I now have one of six 1/1's of the best card ever created.  There's 4 plates, a red /1 for the base card, and a /1 chrome superfractor.  I never thought I'd have any of the 1/1's, so to pick up this yellow one is oh so sweet.  Definitely an epic addition to my ridiculous collection!

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  1. Congratulations on the addition to your PC. Two posts this month? You're on a roll! Keep it going.

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    1. Lol right? Slow but sure. I gotta find another scanner though. I tried doing it through notepad on my phone but a lot of the images cut off weird.

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  2. Awesome pickup! That really is a great card to collect! Congrats.

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  3. Very cool - will look out for spare copies of this card. I still think of you when I see a cup on a card.

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    1. That is definitely awesome, and thanks! I tend to add 1-2 to my bucket every time I’m on Comc since they’re not too expensive.

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