A few weeks back, and forgive me because I can't remember who posted about it, somebody talked about "dime box digging" through eBay for some cheap pickups.
I turned up a few interesting things, and then I really ran down the rabbit hole. Because after I noticed these three rough 1955 Topps rookies, I decided to do that thing where you check the sellers. Yep, same guy for all three cards. All three with a starting bid price of just 10 cents.
I found a lot of stuff I liked. So I put in minimum bids, and thought to myself, "well, if they go at minimum I'll be happy with that, and if any get bid up, I'll check and see."
I won. I won like crazy. And I spent... well, let's save that for the end of the post, shall we?
After the 55's, I found a pair of 66's. Zachary fills a hole in my Astros collection, and Burdette seemed like a no-brainer cheap find.
This pair of 69's set me back next to nothing as well. They've got some dings, but I'll still take them. I can't imagine why Topps used what's obviously a photo of Agee with the Cubs when he spent '68 with the Mets.
This A.L. Batting Leaders card from '76 Topps has taken a little water damage, but I'll take that trio for a dime any day.
Now for the really fun stuff - lots of '75 Topps. I'll not even talk about these, just gaze and enjoy.
Each of those ran me a dime. Except for that rough looking Billy Williams down there, he was a full quarter, but he came with twenty-four other cards from the set. So really, he was just a penny!
The others are commons, and I picked up a couple Astros in there. All told, I grabbed thirty-nine cards and spent just $5.65, including shipping.
Not bad, eh?! Happy online hunting to you all - now just don't outbid me.