Monday, May 12, 2014

Hitting up COMC once more on their dime

I don't know if anyone's getting tired of my COMC blogs yet, but I made one last purchase with my "free" money. Bear with me now, as I lay a little bit of background one more time.

Earlier this month I wrote about how I made my first purchase from COMC. As they began their transition into their new catalog, they offered $1 in COMC cash for every 1,000 points earned helping inventory their stock.

They recently reinstated their challenges and needless to say, I took full advantage of it. I was able to raise enough cash to fund my third purchase from COMC.

Once again, I was able to use rest of the COMC cash that was burning a hole in my pocket to fulfill my San Diego Padres urges.
While looking among the many Padres cards within the COMC catalog, I was able to find some rather colorful cardboard, to include this 2008 Topps Replica Jerseys Jake Peavy S/N 134/499, 2014 Topps Red Foil Nick Hundley and a pair of 2013 Bowman Draft Draft Picks Hunter Renfroes, one Blue S/N 104/500, the other a Silver Ice card.

I've never heard of this series, but the artwork on this 2009 Topps Update Propaganda Adrian Gonzalez was pretty interesting. I also took the opportunity to go old school with this 1977 Kellogg's Randy Jones and 1974 Topps Bob Tolan. The San Diego Tribune recently had an interesting article on Randy Jones in its "52" section.

I've always been a fan of the Topps Museum Collection, but it always seems the packs were a tad too expensive for my tastes. I was able to pick up this 2013 Topps Museum Collection Copper Chase Headley S/N 110/424 and a 2011 Topps Heritage Minors Red Tint Jason Hagerty S/N 330/620 and a pair of 2008 Topps Moments and Milestones Black 32 Trevor Hoffman, Career Save 1, S/N 5/25 and Career Save 14, S/N 4/25. Each card represents a save in Hoffman's 601-save career. In my last purchase, I found saves 133, 360, and 411 and now I have the card representing his very first save
I added a couple of more minis to my Padres collection well, with a 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Black Yasmani Grandal S/N 24/199 and a 2011Topps Kimball Champions.
I know these aren't Brown and Gold, but I figured Green and Gold were close enough. I became a Green Bay Packer fan during the Vince Lombardi era and have been a fan ever since.1959 Topps Jerry Kramer, Babe Parilli and Max McGee, and a 1967 Philadelphia Henry Jordan .

I am now down to my final 21 cents.

Eventually, I'll add some Paypal money to my COMC account, but until then, boy, what a fun ride it's been.


  1. I'm a big fan of the Kellogg's cards.

  2. Yep, those Kellogg's cards are sweet. Love the Renfroe Ice as well.