Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Long wait on the plate

I recently added a third Ty Hensley 1/1 to my collection, this time a 2012 Leaf Memories black printing plate. It's my second overall printing plate of Hensley. It's getting harder and harder to find Hensley's I don't have, so I try and pounce when new ones come up, as long as they are reasonably priced.
However, this one had a long trip to get to me. I purchased it on Jan 20. The seller promptly shipped it, and then it stalled for over 2 weeks at a sorting facility. No tracking updated. Nothing. Just sat there, day by day.

The seller and I both found this unusual, and he was nice enough to issue a refund.

Guess what happened the next day? Yep. The card shows up in my mailbox. I reached out to the seller and gave him a refund of his refund...er, just paid him again since it did arrive, and he deserved the money fair and square. It's not his fault it sat in a sorting facility in Michigan.

So it took a while, but Ty Hensley #68 has arrived. I wonder when he'll be included in another set? Hopefully he is healthy this year and is able to pitch all season. He'd at least make a minor league team set, I would hope.


  1. Congrats on the new 1/1. Always nice when the seller takes the initiative to make things right without you having to open a ticket.

  2. Congrats on the plate. Right now there are two Luis plates for the taking but I'm resisting HARD to pull the trigger on them.

  3. The world would be a better place if every eBay seller and buyer were like the two of you. Congratulations on the new 1/1 to your PC.