Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Did I just buy a damaged card? Twice?

I've been active on Ebay for the first time in years.  I recently sold some items including one big ticket item and I've used some of the proceeds to fund a little shopping spree.  My primary goal has been 2013 Chrome parallels of my Rangers, but I've picked up a few other things along the way.

One thing I wanted for my collection was a Texas Rangers Ginter Rip Card.  I'd love an unripped rip card, but I wasn't going to pay those prices so I targeted a couple of 2013 Ian Kinsler ripped rip cards.

Guess what?  I won both of them because I wasn't really paying attention my bidding.




I'd sure like to know which minis came out of these rip cards.  Here's #2/50.




Here is #48/50.  Oh wait, did I say I got two rip cards.  Well, I got two Kinslers.




I ended up getting a Mike Olt rip card as well.

I have the same look on my face that Mike Olt does.  Did I just buy three intentionally damaged cards?
Yep, I sure did.

Total cost for all three:  $24.99.  I overdid it, but I can always sell one of the Kinslers to recoup some of that money.


8 comments:

  1. i'd laugh at you...... but that would be me just covering up the fact that I've done that myself.
    more than once.


    as far as Chrome parallels go, I've been trying to do that as well. And with my Adam LaRoche collection, it's going good. 8/13 so far. Well, of the 13 I know about anyways...

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  2. Dude, did you get my email? or my last comment on your "Don't Say I Didn't Warn You/Gint-A-Cuffs" post about the Halladay relic?

    dawgbones

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    1. Sorry I'm off work for a couple days. I'll check.

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  3. Well, it's nice to see that the "ripped" rip cards actually have some value. If I ever pulled one for myself, it would make me feel less terrible for busting it open.

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  4. As someone who has never actually seen a rip card in person, do they have a perforated part on the top that you rip? For some reason I thought you just had to rip em in half. But now that I think about it that would probably damage the mini inside. Duh..lol

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    1. I've ripped two. They have a little tab on one end and you gently pull down until you can slide the mini out. You don't have to tear the strip all the day off.

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  5. Seeing as I actually try to collect the ripped rip cards...I have seen many and spent a good bit on them over time.... they are super cool in my eyes or at least until you flip them over and the ripper is a fool who rips the WHOLE BACK OFF..... now that is a ruined card, well not really, but it does detract from the neatness of the rip card. I should probably post some pics of rip card backs some time. Nice cards by the way!

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  6. Even ripped, I like the Rip cards! Nice pick-ups!

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