2006 Allen & Ginter's Nick Markakis mini
2009 Goodwin Champions Buffalo Bill Cody Gypsy Queen mini
Cody's eyes on this card remind me of one of those paintings, you know the ones, with the eyes cut out, that are always following you. Watch a Scooby-Doo episode if you're still unfamiliar.
2008 Upper Deck X Nick Markakis Xponential
Oh the plight of the player collector. This is one of my least favorite sets of all time, but these Xponential inserts are awesome looking. If anyone has the other 50,000 Nick Markakis variations, I'd love to discuss a trade.
2007 Upper Deck Spectrum Nick Markakis Rookie Retrospectrum
Spectrum was released in 2007? I had no idea. This is what checkoutmycards.com is perfect for, picking up base/inserts of your favorite player/team that you wouldn't purchase individually on eBay because the shipping costs just aren't worth it.
2007 Bowman Chrome Nick Markakis refractor
2008 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Nick Markakis #'d /350
2008 Topps Finest Ed Reed blue refractor
2008 Topps Finest Ed Reed green refractor #'d /299
2008 Bowman Sterling Ray Rice blue refractor
I love this guy in the most heterosexual way possible. Not only is he going to be the greatest Ravens running back ever, he also led me to one of the two fantasy football championships I won this season.
2006 Playoff National Treasures Haloti Ngata rookie autograph #'d /52
I was pretty psyched to get this card. Ngata is an absolute beast, and is one of the most underrated defensive linemen in the league. Since he used to be a rugby player, I'd love to see the Ravens use him as a ball carrier near the goal line.
2001 Topps Archives Johnny Unitas Memorial Stadium seat relic
Well there you have it. Another great round of cards picked I picked up on checkoutmycards.com. You can expect plenty of these posts in 2010, since my plan is to do a lot less buying on eBay. I've realized that paying for shipping on eBay is a rip-off, and if there's any other place possible to acquire the cards I want, I am going to that other place, wherever that place may be. While checkoutmycards.com doesn't have the biggest selection in the world, I challenge you to spend 15 minutes poking around and NOT find at least one card you want.
If you look at my sidebar, you'll see that I have added a sales tracker for all cards I am selling on checkoutmycards.com. So far the total is pretty pathetic, but I've also only sold 1 card. Once sales pick up, or I'm patient enough, there should be some store credit to play with in the coming weeks/months.