I'll start this out with the video of me opening my Topps Million Card Giveaway cards, as well as a trade with Chris from MadduxGlavineSmoltz (sorry I didn't give you accurate blog credit on the video, I couldn't remember which blog you ran!!!)... here you go:
Well, overall I'm pretty happy with the cards. The vintage cards had plenty of corner damage and the like, but I expected that based on Topps' disclaimer. I'm a bit ticked that they REALLY overcharged on shipping. Really, $2.92 for the first card and $0.83 per card after that, then put a stamp on the package that says $2.92? I paid $15.00+ for my free cards, kinda annoying, but whatever... they are some pretty sweet cards. The 2 Johnny Groth cards and the Bob Trice are up for trade for vintage Astros/Colt .45's. I work with the niece of Dave Friesleben, so I'm taking his RC to get it autographed to her so I can get it autographed. The Jim Wynn card is going to be my first attempt at a TTM auto, I've been told he's pretty good at returning them and personalizes them all; which is fine by me because I don't plan on selling it!
I want to thank Randy, Colby and Mike, within a couple hours of posting my 2010 Topps Update need list, they have knocked out a considerable portion of it. (I back dated it, so it says I posted it 12/30 but I really posted it today). I have removed the cards they've promised from the need list. I appreciate it fellas.
Finally, I want to thank The Card Investor, he did a giveaway where just by following his blog he gave away sets of cards. I ended up with the 2008 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects set. Thanks so much!
I am headed to the Tri Star Houston Collectors Show tomorrow evening and Sunday afternoon. Hoping to grab some value-priced boxes, cheap vintage and maybe a few autographs. Hopefully by Sunday or Monday I'll have a post to re-cap some successful purchases or box hits!