my second purchase was this nice roy face auto. the seller had it with a bin/obo of 19.99. so i offered 5 and he took it. 4 dollars shipping (how on earth to you come up with that much?) runs me to $9 delivered. i'm now left with 24.95 from my sale. most of that will go to tomorrow's update.
so i sold my stash of heywards yesterday. i had been buying blasters of 07 draft to find devin mesoraco cards. he went to my high school, and i actually played for his dad in high school. though i didn't find any mesoracos, i did end up with 2 base, 1 chrome, and 1 gold heyward. i packaged these bad boys into a lot and sold them for a final bid of 42.33. add in the 1.75 i charge for shipping and subtract the ebay and paypal fees of 5.39, and we're down to 38.69. shipping and handling is going to cost approximately 2.20. so my net on the sale will be 36.49
this next series of posts will show you what i buy with my net from the heyward sale. now he may be the next coming of hank aaron, but i think most will agree that the cards i buy will be much more fun to add to the collection. first up: 1960 topps roy face. i'm going to be focusing on my pirates collection with this money, the 1960 championship team in particular. although the pirates were outscored by 28 runs in the series, they won the championship in 7 games. pittsburgh won their games by margins of 2, 1, 3, 1 and lost games by 13, 10, and 12 runs. roy face was the closer on this team. he got the save in games 1, 4, and 5. in the 1960 season, he posted a 2.90 era with 24 saves finishing 12th in the mvp voting and was named an all star.