I have never considered myself a high dollar collector. I have never spent over $100 on a single card, nor have I ever spent over $150 on a box. I believe the most I have ever spent on cards was at one of the first Cardinals Winter Warm Up conventions I went to . I paid $125 for 10 different Ray Lankford printing plates.
This is a hobby for me. I wish I had the disposable income to spend thousands of dollars on cards, but with a house payment and 2 kids headed to college in a few years, my money is better spent elsewhere. So what does all this rambling have to do with today's post?
In early June, I was lucky enough to buy a couple of 2021 Bowman Mega boxes. I ended up pulling an autograph of Cubs prospect Ed Howard. I did not have any luck trying to sell in it, so it just sat in my trade box. Over the weekend I worked out a trade with The Bench member biggun61 that included the Howard auto and an extra 2004 Yadier Molina Bowman Heritage rookie card I had. Total book value on those 2 cards is $130. The 3 cards I traded for arrived yesterday.