Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Spelling errors = no competition!

Every once in awhile I run across an eBay listing where the seller as butchered at least one word in the title.  Usually this means the listing goes without near as many views as normal thanks to it not showing up in people's searches.  This was the case a week or so ago when I ran across an auction for a Heath Bell auto.

2010 Topps #PPA-HB Peak Performance auto

Before July's All-Star game I really didn't know anything about Heath Bell.  I'm sure that excluding Padre fans not many other people knew much about him.  I think I was more impressed with Heath hanging out w/ the kids during the All-Star festivities more than I was with his sprint from the bullpen and slide into the pitcher's mound.

Anyhow I ended up winning this card and while it's a nice auto I have no interest in keeping it.  I'd love to swap it for a Braves auto (or auto of any other player I collect) of equal "value".  If you're interested let me know.


  1. It's very true that you can do well on eBay when a seller doesn't take two seconds to proofread their titles--which can't even be very long in the first place, and most of the time are derived from text on the cards they're selling! Unless people are good at keeping a close eye out for cards without using searches, you can definitely turn up some hidden gems.

    I'm just curious, what did the seller butcher in the title of the auction you won?

  2. I've got a nate mcclouth sweet spot auto...

  3. Dennis - I believe "Peak Performance" was misspelled.

    A2 Wolverine - It's from a 2009 I already have it.

  4. Ok, that makes the most sense--a lot of times when I've seen these on Blowout people spell them as "Peek" Performance, and that makes me laugh because you could spell it exactly as it looks on the card and get it right!

  5. Heath Bell came up with the Mets and as usual, they gave up on him and he becomes an all-star after the let him go.

    I scored a Jimmy Clausen tripple jersey on the cheap due to an extra s in the name. I love scores like that.