Friday, January 29, 2021

A Big Deal

 At least it is for me. If you are one of those people who have followed me/this blog over the years, then you know I am a cheap skate per say. Meaning when it comes to cards I want everything I buy at the least possible imaginable. This has always worked for me. That's not to say that I don't spend boo-koos on cards because I do, just not on a singles or even a small group of cards. I think the most I have ever paid for an autographed card was like $2.00 (and change). I'm serious. Well, I blew that out last week when I made a deal with a trading buddy who would like to remain anonymous.  He popped a message out to a group of us with some recent wants he had, and highlighted some things he would traded for them. I didn't have what he wanted to trade, but I was interested in what he was offering up. So, I told him I had cash......he dug up some more items to compliment the deal and threw a number at me. I accepted.

The key cards here were the 2 Braves Brooklyn backed mini's numbered to 25. Especially the Eddie Mathews. The 3 cards at the top are Silver hot foil that I needed.

You may be surprised to know that is my very first Acuna autograph. Not a great signature, but we all know the kid needs to slow down a bit. LOL.


  1. I was hoping it was an Aaron, but Acuña isn’t bad either. You got some decent cards to go along with it in the trade. Congrats.

  2. I'm thinking that you paid quite a bit more than $2 for that particular autograph!

  3. He's a good player, so we can forgive his bad penmanship.

  4. Nice Acuna. Maybe I'll focus on grabbing one of his signatures this season too.