Thursday, May 15, 2014

How to turn one mini into 462 minis

I suppose I should have called this post "How to turn one mini and $12.21 into 462 minis", but that would have been a bit cumbersome.

You may recall almost a month ago I pulled a red mini from a pack of Gypsy Queen.

This Masahiro Tanaka red mini #8/99 sold for $34.79 on Ebay.

After a bit of trolling around I ended up buying these:

That is a big ol' heap of 1975 minis.  462 of them to be exact.  I had to add $12.21 to the Tanaka-mini-money to buy them, but I think it was worth it.  The seller said there were "some" doubles, but his definition of "some" and my definition of "some" are not the same.  There were 156 doubles which left me with 306 cards toward the set.  1/3 is a little more than some in my book.  Still, at a cost of 10 cents per card (15 cents if you figure just the non-dupes), I think it was a great deal.  I could easily sell the dupes as a lot, but I think I'll hold on to them for trade material.

I know it was a lot of fun sorting though them and I look forward to getting these in some of those new pages I keep hearing Night Owl talk about.  I guess I'll need to make a wantlist for these too.  Out of my 156 dupes, only two of them were on Night Owl's wantlist so I'll have plenty to trade.


  1. Nice. Even with the 100some doubles that seems like a great deal to me.

  2. Nice purchase
    Love how "some" is greater than a 1/3

  3. I know it is a long shot but any chance that Yaz is one of the doubles?

  4. I just picked up a stack of 75T minis, so as soon as you put together your wantlist... I should be able to help you out.