I recently stumbled upon a couple of "Buy It Now" auctions on eBay. Make your own Heritage pack, the titles stated. Ten cards (one more than your standard Heritage pack) for three bucks. Now, between you and me, that ain't the best pick of the litter. Especially considering some auctions allow you to pick upwards of 30-40 cards for around that same price tag.
However, after further inspection, the list of available cards for each lot included SPs! And not just the SP cards of Randy Rightfielder and Paulie Pitcher. Some tried and true stars included, some of which I highlighted below.
So, I wound up buying a one of each lot. That's 20 cards. Thirteen of which were SPs. After factoring in the shipping costs, I got all of these cards for less than the price of what some sellers were asking for just one short print card of a star player.
I am a happy man!
Here's a sampling of what I got. I will start with a few non-SPs that I really like:
|2011 Starlin Castro, #25|
|2012 Aroldis Chapman, #225|
|2011 Jeremy Hellickson, #219|
|2012 Ike Davis SP, #436|
|2011 Roy Halladay SP, #453|
|2012 Mike Napoli SP, #485|
|2011 Justin Verlander SP, #460|
|2012 Troy Tulowitzki SP, #453|
All in all, I'm very happy with this transaction. These are the kind of eBay victories that make the many hours of sifting through the auctions completely worth it.
I may not attain a complete SP set for Heritage 2011 or 2012, but I'm having a great time working towards it. I guess that's kinda the point of the hobby, no?