Friday, January 3, 2020

Turning eBay bucks into Gold

I've pretty much exhausted the market on Ty Hensley cards. The ones I still need are usually over-priced or out of my budget, but every now and then one pops up in my range.

This one was on the cusp of my range, but also happened to coincide with a 10% eBay bucks promotion, so that led me to pulling the trigger on a card I had kept an eye on for a long time:
Oooh, so shiny and gold. And autographed. This one is numbered to 50 copies. It was one of the highest print run Hensleys I still didn't own.

This marks my 121st different Ty Hensley. Trading Card Database says there are 244 Hensleys. Basically, the only ones I'm missing are ones /1, /10, and from that fake brand Leaf Rize.

And in case you're wondering, I am the #1 Hensley collector on the site. I'm also #1 for Tino, and will be for Clarke Schmidt once I add my cards of his to the site.

Ty is also a really good follow on Instagram for anyone on the platform. I look forward to watching him once again take the mound this spring, and hopefully latch on with an affiliated team!


  1. I love his pitching face.
    Congrats on the new acquisition and for being the #1 Hensley/Tino/C.Schmidt collector!

  2. Congrats on the great pickup and for being the best on TCDB in three elite player collections.

    I've yet to sign up for TCDB (don't think I ever will TBH) but if I did I think I'd end up being like the #4 Torrens collector.

  3. That shine is impressive and being the top collector for three guys is pretty darn cool. Congratulations. I doubt I'd come close for anyone on TCDB. At one time, maybe Owen Nolan.

  4. Congrats on being #1. Gold chromes are super nice cards to have.