Anyway, my frugal but enjoyable purchasing pursuits paid off again when I found this beauty for $7 delivered on that "auction" site:
Leon Hall 2007 SP Rookie Threads Rookie Lettermen Gold 'L' patch auto (#65/75)
Woohoo! It's another Leon Hall "L" patch auto, to go along with the "base" version of that which I already owned. It took a bit of digging to figure out that I acquired that other version a bit more than two years ago! As much as I enjoyed that one, I think the black letter pales in comparison to the "gold" version, which just looks more colorful and is more appropriate for a Michigan Man (though the black of his jersey in the photo looks great).
I don't know if I'll try to complete either or both of these nameplates, but if I see others pop up on eBay, COMC and the like, I might have to consider picking them up as well. For now I like having the two different versions to compare side-by-side.
This is my 27th hit of the former Michigan DB who got hot at the end of the season, picking up both of his interceptions (including a pick-six) in two of his last three games. As is true of a select few players in my PC with more than a couple hits, every one of Leon's cards I own is an autograph of some variety, which is a fun streak to keep alive.
Better yet, I've managed to continue picking up fun stuff like this while not breaking the bank--I've spent a little more than $36 this month (with one more eBay pickup due to hit my mailbox by Monday) which has left me with plenty left in my budget for Saturday's card show, and even a bit to start playing with on COMC. Though I haven't started the year with a bang as I had in the past, I think my more reasonable spending will still produce some outstanding results!
I'll be back in the next few days with a few different posts: more COMC haul stuff, that eBay pickup I'm waiting on, and hopefully something from the card show on Saturday as well. GO BLUE!