Sunday, April 13, 2014

My first COMC purchase

Recently, I discovered the joys of COMC for the first time. As they were preparing to transition to their new catalog, they were looking for assistance in inventorying the cards they had in their system. Over a four-day period, for every 1,000 points earned through their challenges, they offered $1 in COMC cash.

By the time the smoke had cleared (and my keyboard had stopped smoldering), I had earned $26 in COMC cash for 26,000+ points. Never having spent much time on COMC, I decided to do some searching and found some interesting cards.

I ended up getting a couple of San Diego Padres cards and a couple of Chicago Blackhawks hockey cards, including a 1952-53 Gus Mortson card and still had change left over.

The two Padres cards I picked up were a 2013 Topps Triple Threads Unity Relics Emerald Alonso S/N 8/18 ($4.99) and a 1988 Kenner Starting Lineup Unissued Goose Gossage (55 cents). The Alonso card has a nice piece of bat embedded, it's emerald, and it's always cool to have a piece numbered to only 18.

The Gossage was listed as a 1988 Starting Lineup Talking Baseball San Diego Padres #28. However, there is no Beckett's listing by that name. In fact, Gossage wasn't included in the standard 1988 Starting Lineup set. The only 1988 Kenner Goose Gossage card I could find referenced was the 1988 Kenner Starting Lineup Unissued. It's a very nice card, regardless.
My other pick-up for the week is this Tony Gwynn card I found on E-Bay.
It's an Edward Vela sketch card of Tony Gwynn. Edward Vela is an artist primarily known for creating unique, hand painted, pieces of art. It's supposed to be a GiclĂ©e print, which is supposed to be fine art digital prints made on inkjet printers. There's been about three or four of these listed on E-Bay recently from the artist's website, so I was happy to get one.

All in all, a rather nice week of cards.

1 comment:

  1. As a seller on COMC, I would like to offer you my heartfelt gratitude at your tireless efforts to update the catalog.

    You got some nice stuff for your efforts... I wouldn't mind seeing the Blackhawk cards, would that violate the Brown & Gold theme too much?