Collecting Yastrzemski - November, 2013
by, 12-02-2013 at 06:11 AM (3355 Views)
This was a rather slow month for adding anything new to my PC, but with the holidays upon us my budget isn't really giving me much leeway to spend that much right now.
Carl made his once a year public signing in Massachusetts this month & for another year I was unable to make the trip up there from Indiana. I didn't even bother contacting his agent again this year to ask if he thought Carl would sign the one item in my collection that I really want his signature on. I believe that it's something that I'm just going to have to ask for in person.
The highlight for the month for me was that I got to add at least one piece from all three Yastrzemski's, so even though I didn't bring in much, it was definitely a win for me! So without further ado, here's this months haul...
This first item was an eBay win of an autograph of Mike. Fortunately it was listed as a BIN, so I didn't have to sweat out getting outbid if I had to work or not. This makes my third signed item by him & my first one certified by JSA.
Since my funds were short, I was ecstatic to be able to add an item via the card cash that I have accumulated here on SCF. My only deal on the site for the month yielded the 2011 Limited Greats /299 #23 Carl Yastrzemski card! It was even better since this one card did bump me up another percentage point in my quest for SuperCollector status!
The final item of the month was another BIN on eBay that gave me some redemption as I was too late to get the only other one that I have seen pop up. That one was also a BIN. but someone grabbed it seconds before I clicked on the button to purchase it. I'm not complaining though, as I got mine for a few bucks cheaper! These SGA items can really be a pain to get, not only do they not come up that often, but quite a few exceed my budget as well.
And, there you have it. I may end up taking a month off as I'm not sure if I'll have much to report at all for December, as Christmas for the family will have to come first....Dang it all!
As always, special thanks go out to the following for helping me add to my collection!
lil5up3rman - 2011 Limited Greats /299 #23 Carl Yastrzemski
SuperCollector status: Carl 15.3%, Mike 77.8% & Michael 100%
Happy Holidays everyone!