Do you ever have less than $1 in your Paypal account and you start looking for cheap cards to add to your collection? I entered my search terms into eBay and noticed a 1984 Topps Ryne Sandberg card. I bid $0.90 on it thinking I’d never ever win the auction. Well, I pulled it off and won the darn thing. I’m not sure the seller made any money at all on it since there was free shipping.
It arrived today in a plain-white envelope (PWE). It was packed a little too well. The envelope was taped to the edges giving no room to get a letter opener in there. Once I got that open, it was wrapped in magazine pages with more tape. Did I mention they used scotch tape?
I finally got to the card and it was in a penny sleeve inside of a toploader. Yep, the top loader was taped with scotch tape. I carefully cut through it with my pocket knife. I replaced the sleeve and toploader due to all the sticky tape residue on the toploader and writing on the sleeve. Please stop with the scotch tape!
The front of the card looks pretty good but the corners are a little rough. But hey, for $0.90 I can’t complain too much about a 2nd-year Ryno card for my collection.
Cards in this order: 1984 Topps Ryne Sandberg #596