eBay – Sammy Sosa 50-card lot

I ran across a Sammy Sosa 50 card lot on eBay the other day. I put a bid of $5.50 on it just for kicks as it had not only rookie cards but many cards I don’t have in my collection. I had no thoughts I’d actually win the auction but darn it if I wasn’t the highest bidder. Shipping was another $5, but I was getting 50 cards so not a bad deal.

They arrived today in a small bubble mailer with 2 hard shell plastic cases. I don’t mind duplicates of some cards, especially rookie cards. I was a bit frustrated by the condition of some of the cards. There was a decent amount of corner damage on the Topps and Bowman rookie cards. There were 9 – 1990 Bowman RCs and every darn one of them has multiple corners that are damaged. I know I could buy a lot these RCs PSA 10 graded for around $10-$25, but I’m sticking to raw cards for now.

The seller never stated the condition of the cards nor did I ask, so it’s not worth complaining about. There are still a lot of cards in better shape that came in the package. The only Sosa rookie cards I need now are the Leaf and O-Pee-Chee. (I suppose a nice mint Bowman would be nice since these aren’t very good!) One card I wanted that I didn’t know would be in the lot was the 1990 Star Charlotte Rangers card. Not only did I get 1, but I got 6 of them and most are in decent shape.

Here’s a few of the other cards that came in the package.

For some reason I really like these Sportflix/Sportflics cards that show different images as you tilt the card. (hard to capture on camera)

This final card is a 2004 Playoff Honors Prime Signature Insert #21. It has serial #2197/2500. That’s the only Sosa card I have that has a serial #. Oddly, despite it being called a signature card there is no signature. Still nice to have a ‘limited’ card though.

Here’s the full list of cards I got.

6 – 1990 Star Sammy Sosa #61 Charlotte Rangers
1 – 1990 Donruss Sammy Sosa #489 RC
3 – 1990 Topps Sammy Sosa #692 RC
9 – 1990 Bowman Sammy Sosa #312 RC
3 – 1990 Fleer Sammy Sosa #548 RC
3 – 1990 Score Sammy Sosa #558 RC
2 – 1990 Upper Deck Sammy Sosa #17 RC
1 – 1990 Score Sammy Sosa Rising Stars #35
1 – 1990 Sportflics Sammy Sosa #81
1 – 1991 Upper Deck Sammy Sosa #265
1 – 1993 Flair Sammy Sosa #22
1 – 1994 Sportflics Sammy Sosa Movers #MM7
1 – 1995 Stadium Club Sammy Sosa Extreme Corps #497
3 – 1996 Sportflix Sammy Sosa UC3 #104
1 – 1997 Upper Deck Predictor Sammy Sosa P9
1 – 1998 Pacific Invincible Team Checklist #5 Sosa/Grace/Sandberg/J. Gonzalez
1 – 1998 Topps Gold Label Class 1 Sammy Sosa #83
1 – 1999 Fleer Tradition Going Yard Sammy Sosa #13 (fold out card)
1 – 1999 Topps Sammy Sosa HR 39 #461
1 – 1999 Upper Deck MVP Power Surge Sammy Sosa #P2
1 – 2000 Bowman’s Best Sammy Sosa Best Performers #90
1 – 2000 Metal Heavy Metal Sammy Sosa #GS1
1 – 2000 Paramount Double Vision #23
1 – 2001 Fleer Tradition Diamond Tributes Sammy Sosa #DT21
1 – 2001 Upper Deck Ovation Superstar Theatre Sammy Sosa #ST6
1 – 2004 Leather and Lumber Sammy Sosa #34
1 – 2004 Playoff Honors Prime Signature Insert Sammy Sosa #21 #2197/2500
1 – 2005 Throwback Threads Generations Duke Snider/Reggie Jackson/Sammy Sosa #G1

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