Sunday, March 1, 2015

February goodies from COMC

Its time once again to post my monthly booty earned from the COMC (Check Out My Cards) website. As you may well know, if you complete more than a few of their COMC Challenges, you can earn enough COMC dollars to pick up a nice little stack of free cards
I'm now up to 240,055 points, good for $240 worth of free sports cards (and yes, I've spent almost every penny of that on COMC cards). As a matter of fact, I'm more than happy to share some of my most recent purchases accumulated through COMC in this post.
For starters, I had a great opportunity to add some new cards to my Tony Gwynn collection. I was able to find some food issues, newer cards, minis, serial numbered, glossy, and other unique Gwynn cards. I'll begin with this 1990 Sunflower Seeds #11, 2000 Metal Hit Machines #H4, 2013 Panini Father's Day Museum Collection #MC3, 1993 Duracell Power Players I #14, 1988 Drake's #14, and 1998 Metal Universe Universal Language #19.

When it comes to Gwynn minis, you can't go wrong with these 1987 Hostess Stickers #16, 1992 Topps Micro Gold #G270, 1993 Topps Micro #5, 1991 Topps Cracker Jacks I #26, and 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini #287B.

And then there's the glossy and serial numbered, including a 1998 Fleer Tradition #315, 2000 Bowman's Best #40, 2000 Topps Gold Label Class 3 #11 1998 Pinnacle Inside #37, 1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Standing Ovations #5 S/N 3490/5000, and 2001 Post #17.
Of course, I'm always looking for "older" Padres cards, so I grabbed these 1974 Topps #250A Willie McCovey, and 1974 Topps "Washington" cards, #148B Dave Hilton and #32B John Grubb. And then there's this 1979 OPC #95 Randy Jones (one of my favorite Padres pitchers), 1970 Topps #151 Dave Roberts, 1973 Topps #268 Jerry Morales, 1971 Topps #548 Don Mason, and 1971 Topps Coins #133 Ollie Brown. I had won a stack of these coins on a bid board at a local sports card shop, but the only Padre to be found belonged to Mark Davis.
And then of course, I just had to pick up a Padres autograph card, in this case a 2005 Origins Old Judge Autographs  #AO Akinori Otsuka. A pair of Ken Caminiti cards beckoned, including these 1998 Tops Tek Patterns 32 #68 and 1997 Donruss Preferred X-Ponential Power #10b S/N 492/3000. And then I just had to have these 2005 Reflections Purple #78 Mark Loretta S/N 54/99, 2003 Sweet Spot #212 Miguel Ojeda S/N 332/1430, 2013 Panini Father's Day #41 Jedd Gyorko S/N 48/499, 1987 Fleer Limited Edition #16 Steve Garvey, and 2009 Upper Deck Goudy #168 Trevor Hoffman.
Lately, it seems as if COMC is finally catching up on their inventory listings, so it appears that the challenges are starting to slow down. If that's the case, then it may be awhile before I'm able to tap into this mother lode again.

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