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Internet commerce sure has come a long way, hasn’t it? I’ve used eBay for years, but when it comes to trading cards and lower-end product, there are other options that are more cost effective than eBay. Last week I purchased cards from three different sellers on, and the first package arrived today.

It started out as a mission to buy as many different Kurt Stillwell cards as I could find from the fewest sellers in order to save on shipping. After finding about 20 cards, I branched out to Reds that were missing from my collection. In today’s package, I got six of those Stillwells and four Reds…

Cincinnati Reds baseball cards

Dave Concepcion, Dave Parker, Mario Soto, Pete Rose. Four names that Reds fans revered in the 1980s. The Concepcion and Parker are 1987 Red Foley stickers. I have never seen these before, so wasn’t really sure what to expect. Kinda boring, and really too small if you ask me.

The Soto is a 1986 Fleer Mini. I swear I’ve seen it before, and if it is stuck behind another card in the binder I might be a little upset that I wasted eighteen cents on it.

The Rose is from the 1986 O-Pee-Chee set, card #1 in the issue. I am now only one card away from owning all the Reds cards from ’86 OPC, I think, and that should be arriving in one of the other packages.

I can’t wait to see the cards in the other two packages when they arrive this week!

About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on August 13, 2012, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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