Shhhhhh...dont' tell anyone.
In fact, some of the lower numbered offerings (cards I thought I'd might have to pass on) are obtainable for very reasonable prices. I like that.
I keep a keen eye out on both COMC and eBay and have been justly rewarded for my efforts.
2016 Topps Archives
#106 Jumbo 5x7 Gold /10
Told ya' it was a big one.
This gold offering is 5x7 in size and numbered to just 10. These oversized cards were not a part of any pack release, but rather a Topps store exclusive. I didn't snag them off the Topps website and was kind of cringing when I thought of them hitting the secondary market.
But (as I've always said) patience is key. After waiting for months, the price was finally right on this one. In fact, I paid less for it than it's regular 5x7 counterpart /49. Crazy to think.
In fact, the price was so good that I decided to do a little bundle. The seller just happened to have a second #WalletCard that I needed.
2013 Panini Hometown Heroes
#184 Zip Code
A few months back I took a closer look at my Oscar Gamble master list and noticed a couple parallels on the Hometown Heroes card. One said "State" and the other said "Zip Code". A quick look on COMC revealed what that meant.
A simple foil add in the top right corner made these cards a tougher find.
But the price was right once again - especially with the combined shipping and it was a no-brainer. Glad to cross these two off the list.
Back to the oversized card for a moment. I decided to take a look at the Topps website to see what other exclusive Oscar Gamble items were for sale. I shouldn't have looked. I guess 5x7 isn't the biggest card one can get.
For $25us, one can get a 10x14 poster sized edition of the card (numbered to 99). Not bad.
Oh....and there's a gold 1/1 10x14 for a cool hundred bucks.
I may have found a "card" that might not make it into my collection. It might be a little too big.