I decided to hit up eBay for some reasonably priced items to build up my havelist of GU, AU, and printing plates, and it happens to include a couple of the new toast of the Mets, Johan Santana.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…acctingman69, from Sports Card Freaks. He threw a post on a forum there mentioning he had several eBay listings, and checking them out I found one with five Twins cards, three of which I needed. I made a reasonable max bid and let it go, and ended up taking it home. acctingman69 was also nice enough to throw in a Black Diamond card that I needed too, which is very much appreciated.
clockwise, from top left: 2001 Upper Deck Heroes of Baseball #B-KP Kirby Puckett (bat); 2004 Upper Deck Etchings #BE-HU Torii Hunter [013/250] (bat); 2004 Donruss World Series #WS-105 Johan Santana [019/250] (jersey); 1999 Upper Deck Black Diamond #107 Eric Milton [0689/2500]
And from a couple of other eBay purchases:
clockwise, from top left: 2002 Donruss Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Materials #49 Joe Mays [068/150] (shoe); 2000 Bowman Autographs #MJR Mike Restovich (auto); 1999 Fleer Skybox Premium Autographics Matt Lawton (auto); 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Diamond Cuts Combos #DC-44 Shannon Stewart [013/100] (bat/jersey); 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Signature Framed Red Black&White #132 Lew Ford [28/50] (auto); 2004 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Status #38 Shannon Stewart [05/23]
clockwise, from top left: 2002 Topps T-206 Relics #TR-JM Joe Mays (jersey); 2007 Upper Deck SPx Winning Materials Bronze #WM-TO Torii Hunter [077/199] (jersey); 2002 Upper Deck SP Authentic Prospects Signatures #P-DM Dustan Mohr (auto); 2003 Upper Deck SPx Winning Materials #WM-TH1 Torii Hunter [329/375] (jersey); 2002 Topps Pristine Portions #PP-CG Cristian Guzman [0338/1000] (jersey); 2005 Upper Deck Portraits Scrapbook Materials #SM-SA Johan Santana (jersey)