Friday, March 23, 2018

Sportlots Comes Up Big (And Silky)

It's been a while since I last visited Sportlots. I love the site - I find that I can often get commons there as cheap or cheaper than anywhere else. However, I just haven't been purchasing many cards as of late.

That all changed a few weeks ago when I decided to look and see if any sellers had posted any cards that would fit into my player collections. I can usually spend $10 on Sportlots and come away with a bubble mailer packed with awesomeness. So I logged on and ran a search for Matt Harrison.

And there is was: a card I've been looking for for what seemed like ages!

This is the silk parallel from 2010 Topps Update, numbered to 50. If you take a look at my Harrison PC, you'll notice that I don't have any cards from 2010. I'm not sure why, but I just can't seem to find Harry's cardboard from 2010 Update (his card number is US248, in case you happen to have any!). I was stunned to find this on Sportlots; I was even more stunned that it was listed at $5. I couldn't click "Add to Cart" fast enough.

As I always do, I checked the same seller for cards that would fit my other player collections. I only found two:

You can't tell, but this is the Emerald parallel of Rusty Greer from the 2000 Metal set. I really like these cards, but it is abundantly clear that my scanner does not. 

I also picked up this Gold Medallion diecut of Greer that hails from the 2003 Ultra set. Nothing really special about it, other than I needed it.

Moral of the story: always check Sportlots when you're looking for a hard-to-find card for your PC!

What's the strangest place you have found a low-numbered or harder-to-find card for your PC?


  1. Congratulations on picking up that sweet silk card of Harrison! I acquired the Giancarlo Stanton from that set way back in the day. I document all of my big purchases on eBay, COMC, flea markets, and card shows, but can't seem to find a purchase date or price, which leads me to believe I grabbed it as part of a bulk lot somewhere.

    As for your question... I once bought a small collection of cards at the flea market that was stored in an Apple Digital Camera box. Inside contained a Kobe Bryant patch, a Lebron James jersey card, a Jerry Rice rookie card, and the SI for Kids Tiger Woods uncut sheet. Probably one of my best purchases of all time.

  2. Great pick-up on SportLots. I have browsed there myself a few times, but never loaded a cart. There was just too much to choose from.