Monday, August 15, 2016
Have you ever placed a baseline bid for something on eBay that you're confident you won't win? And you forget about it since you know you won't win it? And then you get an email from eBay several days later asking you why you didn't pay for the auction you won?
Such was the case with a four card lot of Noah Syndergaard cards I unexpectedly fell into last week. I treated the opening bid of $1.99 like a Ronco grill -- aka set it and forget it. I really wanted the cards, but I wasn't excited about the prospect of engaging in a pissing contest with some other lunatic and paying more than I intended to. So, I left-clicked for two bucks and went on with my day.
Well, fortune was in my favor, apparently and no other bids came in. Boy did I feel foolish when eBay sent me a reminder email nearly a week later about squaring up. I made sure to email the seller and apologize profusely for my tardiness and immediately paid. The guy was cool, and said he was equally surprised that I scooped up the cards for a song.
Anyhow, all the cards are from this year's Heritage and include the regular short print pictured in the lead-off spot. It's my second copy of this card, but the other is locked into my complete set chase.
Then there's the Chrome version.
And the fancy purple Chrome refractor.
But, as much as I enjoy those three, the real highlight of the foursome is this one:
Thor in Action!
I've been shopping for a reasonably-priced copy of this action variation for a few months. Suffice to say, I'm thrilled to pick it up -- plus three extra cards -- for one very reasonable cost.
It's funny how the eBay universe works sometimes, isn't it?