wlalocal - TCC: This makes SPx 264 #3, sent to me freebie style (#173 to the PC). Waiting for Harry to give me an update or story on how he came across it, to add here.
Harry, Thank You!
As some have said, 264 world domination is in play.....
Found this one in a lot on ebay. The auction was for a complete set of 1999 SPx football. I emailed the seller and asked the infamous "Do any of these start with sequence # 264/xxx or 0264/xxxx"? He replied yes, the Akili Smith. But, he wasn't going to break up the set. I had already purchased another Akili off the bay in hopes of swapping out. The auction ended and after a month of emails requesting an update or asking to forward my information to the buyer, the seller acknowledged that the buyer couldn't/didn't pay. So I made him an offer and he accepted (pictured below).
While at the Nationals this year (2009), I was talking to one of the dealers and explaining my collecting focus. He looked at me and said:
....."I sold you the 1999 SPx Akili Smith...."
Yes, in fact he did. This dealer was from Alaska.....man the 264s are getting around....
vslyke (TCC) - Will sent me this freebie under the umbrella of disguise. It was supposed to a be a variant (variant - any non-SPx item #d 264).
....."Well, I was sick the other day, and I found a ton of SPX RC BINs for a dollar. They had the scans of the card, so I just looked at all of them, and happened to find this #264. I figured I'd go ahead and pay Bob back for his genorisity, this was the 3rd package I'd gotten from him." - Will
In addition to being only the second SPx 264 sent to me as a freebie from a TCC member, it also was #264 item in my total 264 PC. Thanks a ton Will.
2008 SPx Mario Urrutia 264/499
It has become apparent that my collection was published in the Super Collector's Section in the May 2008 edition of Beckett.
While lazingly doing searches on eBay, I ran across this one with only 30 minutes left in the auction. Whew......
2001 SPx Todd Heap Blue 264/900
Lew47 (TCC) - Lew contacted me via PM "Would you keep a 98 SPX Plummer 264/999? It does not have a zero of course."
I asked him what he needed for it, his response "I'll just send it to you. It's worth more to you than me.." The very first SPx 264 sent to me from a member.
1998 SPx Jake Plummer Youth Movement Spectrum 264/750
Got this one from the same seller as the Andre Davis...wow....but he had it listed as 253/299. After checking a bunch of his listings, he can't type correctly or read....
2007 SPx Adam Carriker 264/299
Now for the greatest FREEBIE ever, to date anyways...yea it is only an $8 dollar card, but it comes with a story.
Mid-November I spotted a lot of 2000 SPx that included a 264. Couple days go by and seller ends listing, I was PO'd. So I email the seller to find out what gives, no response. I let some time go by and send several other emails with zero response. Dec 28th, send another email, and on the 30th I get a response with they buyers email. I email the buyer, explain my weird focus and he asked me to email after the holiday and he would look for it. January 3rd, I get an email response saying that he found it and for me to send him my address. I did and received it today. A wonderful freebie....first every football SPx 264 freebie....shoutout to Dino Hazell (ebay: guywithstuff ). Oh...and it is a Packer (ex).
2000 SPx Anthony Lucas 0264/1350
First a little thanks to the1mcjensen, sent me a freebie "Variant" 264. It is basketball, but I appreciate the thought of knowing...thanks, Brian.
2006-07 SPxcitement Grant Hill 0264/2999
This one came from overseas....Kadena Air Base in Japan....off the bay....(un-graded of course)
2007 SPx Calvin Johnson 264/299
Found this one in a lot as well. Been two weeks since any adds to this PC.
2005 SPx Chase Lyman 0264/1199
I found this card in a lot of 30 autos on eBay. After contacting the seller, I confirmed it was a SPx 264. After going through some old PMs on SCF, I tried to make a trade with cardsrus for this card in July, 2005. Well 2 1/2 years later, I acquire it.
2001 SPx James Jackson Blue 264/550
Bought a lot from Hong Kong via ebay....
2003 SPx Musa Smith Auto/Jsy RC 0264/1100
Today's mail addition has bee about 2 1/2 months in the making. Seller with low feedback of 25, had this card in a lot he was selling. Well, winning bidder with zero feedback won. After a couple of weeks I saw no posting of feedback for either, so I emailed the seller to see if he still had the lot. Assumed he shilled his own auction and won. 2 more weeks went by with no response, so I emailed him again. A couple of weeks after that, I get a response saying he still had it and what did I want to offer. So, I make an offer and a few more weeks, I ask again if he got my offer. Finally, I get a response of yes and an address to send money order to. Well today it showed up, not the greatest autograph or player, but an addition to my PC.
2006 SPx Terrence Whitehead Auto RC 0264/1299