Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Great Ryan Kalish Chase: Episode 2

I promised I would make my rounds on eBay looking for Kalish autos. And, I have. Now, I come to you with good news and bad news.

Bad News:
The 08 Bowman Chrome auto is slipping out of my grasp ever so slightly. I had one lined up for a steal at less than 10 bucks, $8.50 to be exact if I remember correctly. I had the high bid into the last minute, and I was about to celebrate my victory of this steal. Then, 2 or 3 last minute swipes came in, rendering me virtually helpless.

My high bid: $11.00
Final Amount: $15.00


I would check the completed listings on occasion just to see what the autos were going for. Some were selling for under 10 bucks. Why did I end up bidding on one that got swiped for 15 and I could've had one for a third of that? WHAT THE FUCK'S UP WITH THAT?!?!?!?!?!?!

Even base cards were at times absurd. Bidding on his Bowman Platinum base card with a $.99 starting bid,

Final bid: $3.32

Why would you ever want to pay over 3 bucks for a base rookie in a shitty product? AGAIN, WHAT THE FUCK'S UP WITH THAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

There is good news. I did happen to pick up a piece to add to the collection. No, it's not the 08 Chrome auto, but it's pretty decent, and it's a Kalish auto. Check this bad boy out:

Yes folks, that is a Ryan Kalish auto from Topps Pro Debut Series 1 (that overpriced Minor League stuff put out at the beginning of last year)! It's not the Chrome auto, but it's still a Kalish auto.

Final price: $8.59

Scoreboard me!

In the next episode of The Great Ryan Kalish Chase, we will continue to hunt for the 08 Chrome auto, and some other less expensive stuff in the jungles of eBay.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Junk Wax Break - 2010 National Chicle Retail

Kinda wanted to see how bad this product is and why it failed. And, it was cheap...

Yeah I figured it out. Terrible Gimmicked Short Prints. Not Hench Approved.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Great Ryan Kalish Chase: Episode 1

Oh, it's on! The search for almost any card (within a reasonable price range) of this guy is on! I was looking for an auto of him, so I bought some boxes that might yield a Kalish auto.

First, a box of 2008 Tristar Projections, and not just any box of Tristar Projections...

No Kalish auto, but yes, 2 Kalish's out that 1 box!


Next a box 2009 Bowman...a virtually impossible chance to pull a Kalish, but it was cheap. And, you know me, I love cheap wax!

So, no Kalish there. But wasn't expecting any in that box....sadly.

Good news: I gots me some more Kalish cards! Bad News: Still no autos...

On the next episode of The Great Ryan Kalish Chase, join us as we battle the jungles of eBay in search for the prized jem: the 2008 Bowman Chrome auto.