Monday, April 19, 2010

Blog Bat Around - My Auto-riffic Shopping Spree

For this Blog Bat Around I had a ton of fun with my shopping spree on eBay. I basically ran through as many big named autographs that I wanted, picked the one I liked, and moved on as quickly as possible. 15 minutes can easily fly by, so I had to decide in lightning round fashion. I included my favorites from just about every sport, and didn’t spend more than 10.5K on any one card. I would have been excited to do this in real life, and wasn’t even able to get to the 50 K in 15 minutes.

Here are the final stats:

Total Items - 22
Total Amount Spent - $48948
Percentage of Autographed Items - 100%
Percentage of Non-Autographed Items - 0%
Percentage of Memorabilia Items - 13%
Percentage of Sticker Autos - 4.5% (1 of 22)
Number of Football Items - 10 of 22 (45%)
Number of Baseball Items - 7 of 22 (31%)
Number of Basketball Items - 2 of 22 (9%)
Number of Golf Items - 2 of 22 (9%)
Number of Boxing Items - 1 of 22 (4.5%)
Number of Hockey Items - 0 of 22
Highest Cost Item - $10,500 (Lebron Exquisite)
Lowest Cost Item - $160 (Justin Morneau Finest)

Here is what I came away with, I was mostly looking for stuff that would look good and had staying power for my final collection. Basically, I wasn’t going to buy something that I wouldn’t want for the rest of my life. I kind of wanted a few more baseballs, but I didn’t have time to search them out.

2007 Adrian Peterson Exquisite Auto - 1499

2001 Bowman Chrome Joe Mauer Gold Refractor Auto - 2650

Adrian Peterson Painted Autographed Jersey - 2500

2000 Donruss Preferred Steve Young/Jerry Rice Dual Auto - 300

2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady Auto - 1495

1998 Bowman Peyton Manning Auto - 1400

1999 Upper Deck Ovation Walter Payton Jersey Auto - 1900

2007 Upper Deck Exquisite Emmitt Smith Logo Auto - 2500

2009 Upper Deck Exquisite Emmitt Smith/Barry Sanders/Thurman Thomas Auto - 800

2005 LCM Fabric of The Game Barry Sanders Auto - 450

2005 Kirby Puckett Game Used Patch Autograph - 400

2001 Topps Finest Justin Morneau Auto - 160

2003 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts Mickey Mantle Auto - 5950

Ted Williams Custom Cut Auto Jersey - 900

2003 Topps Heritage Hank Aaron Auto - 800

2003 Topps Stadium Club Hank Aaron/Willie Mays Auto - 1195

Muhammad Ali Painted Autographed Boxing Glove - 2499

2001 SP Authentic Tiger Woods Auto - 5000

2006 Upper Deck Exquisite Michael Jordan Patch Auto - 3000

03-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Lebron James Auto - 10500

2005 Upper Deck Exquisite Dan Marino Auto Equipment - 800

UDA Woods/Nicklaus/Palmer Auto Framed Picture - 2250

Im eager to read through what everyone else decided to buy, obiviously mine was focused around autographs more than iconic or memorable cards. Im sure there are others out there who went crazy through vintage and everything, but Im an autograph collector more than a card collector. Obviously that shows. Be sure to check out the bat around tomrrow to see how everyone else went through their shopping spree.


  1. I participated! My blog decided to crap out, though. I'm working on getting it back up. The cliffs notes: Entire Mars Attacks! run in PSA7 or better.

    Damn web hosts..

  2. Solid grouping. I find it interesting that you branched into different sports with your virtual money. I stuck to football because that is my current comfort zone, but I can't agrue with that Jordan auto...