2006 Bowman Sterling Nick Markakis gold refractor (not #'d?)
I don't know much about Bowman Sterling, but I thought this was supposed to be #'d /10. I didn't pay #'d /10 money for it, so I guess it's ok that it's not numbered. It's still a nice looking refractor.
2009 Upper Deck SPx Ed Reed shadowbox
Ryans Memorabilia just posted one of these as well. For a case hit, they come fairly cheaply on eBay. Reed should find himself in Canton when his playing days finally come to an end, and he's also my favorite Raven of all time (no offense to Ray Lewis).
2009 Topps 206 Adam Jones printing plateThis was the only photo of this card I saw on eBay. The description mentioned it was the black plate. When I flipped it over, this is what i saw:
No wonder they only showed the back. There's barely any image there at all. At least it was cheap, less than $7 delivered. I'm a total sucker for framed cards, and have been trying to score a framed printing plate for a while now. Some people hate printing plates, but I think they're cool. I've done a lot of graphic design work in my day, and have a respect for the printing process. Besides, if Upper Deck had seeded the '89 Griffey rookie plates in packs, there wouldn't be so many of them floating around these days. As long as you don't drop crazy money on them, printing plates are typically the cheapest and easiest way to acquire a one of one featuring your favorite player.
There will be another eBay post later this week featuring the few cards I grabbed last week. There should also be a CheckOutMyCards post, assuming my purchases arrive in the next couple of days.