I get so confused with what minis I need and what ones I have based solely on memory. The regular standard size cards I can look at and instantly say yup I have it or Ohhhhhh I need that.
For whatever reason I always have to cross reference my spreadsheet for the minis. There was recently a 2011 Gypsy Queen sepia mini numbered 1/99 listed but with Allen & Ginter in title.
I checked my spreadsheet and saw that I didn't have this one. I also checked my Gypsy Queen mini post earlier in the year to verify.
The card was listed as an auction with 99 cents opening bid and a buy it now $4.99. I contemplated hitting the B-I-N but chose to let it end naturally as an auction.
6 days passed.
I was the only bidder as seconds ticked down towards zero.
A little bit of patience saved me $4.
And now I have this mini in hand with some miniature savings.
How often do you see something with just a fraction of price between auction and B-I-N and just naturally go towards the B-I-N instead of trying to save the extra few bucks with the risk?