I was delighted to see a package from COMC in my mailbox when I got home yesterday. The only shopping I do on Black Friday is at COMC. I ended up taking the day after Thanksgiving off because my daycare lady also takes that day off.
I've had a few cards sitting in my portfolio at COMC for a while. I've still be doing a challenge here and there and picking up some free credit, but this year I splurged and added $40 bucks to my account to go crazy.
First up I was able to add all sorts of Scooter Gennett parallels to my growing PC of him. Scooter isn't the best player on the team, well maybe now he is with all the players getting traded away, but I got to meet him at spring training in 2012 and really like him and his play. If the Brewers end up keeping him I'm really hoping he can have a break out season.
I picked up his 2015 foilboard, Chrome sepia, pink and purple cards as well as his 2015 limited card, which was one of those stupid Topps Online sets. It looks just like his regular card only twice as thick. I also picked up his 2016 Sapphire card from that $1500 online set and a pre-rookie card.
The nice thing about collecting Brewers in general is how cheap their cards are. I also picked up one of Scooters 2013 Bowman rookie cards. This one a nice green parallel numbered to 75. Another player I'm excited about on the team is Orlando Arcia. I pick up this purple prospects card number to 250 for about buck.
I also added my first auto for him too. Sure it's a sticker auto and sure its a non licensed product, but it was cheap.
I also picked up a sextet of former Brewers autos on the cheap.
Kevin Barker here was the Brewers third round pick in the 1996 draft. He ended up making his debut in August of 1999. He played for the Brewers till 2000 when Richie Sexson replaced him and Kevin was sent down to the minor and then traded to the Padres in 2002. Kevin is currently a radio talk show host in Toronto. First off I love the old Pacific design. These cards were so cool and in 2000 auto cards were just starting to get plentiful in the hobby. If the design looks familiar it's because Panini has recycled it many times. But who can blame them? It's a great design and the auto is on card. One of my collecting goals is to get a certified auto and/or relic of as many current and former Brewers and prospects as possible.
But my best former Brewer pick up was this gem below.
I also got to meet Jonathan at spring training in 2012 and he signed a baseball for me. Right on the sweetspot. It's still a centerpiece for my very small signed baseball collection, and it sits, or it would sit if I still had a man cave, next to my Robin Yount ball. This is the first auto I've been able to pick up for Lucroy.
Speaking of Robin Yount. If you didn't know from reading this blog or from the fact that I also write another blog completely devoted to my Yount collection. Robin Yount is far and away, not only my favorite Brewer of all time, but also my favorite baseball player of all time and a huge focus on my collecting effort. So no Black Friday shopping spree would be complete without added a few new Younts to the collection.
Not a bad haul for myself. Anyone else pick up some goodies on Black Friday?