This past week I netted a card that I've wanted more than perhaps any other released in 2012. Here it is:
Early on in my search for the card I ran into a dilemma though that is likely familiar to those of you without easy access to card shows. I could find plenty on eBay for just a couple bucks, but did I really want to pay $3 or more to ship a card that cost me less than that? In the end I took a different approach and placed low-ball bids on some short print lots that included the card. I'd say the strategy paid off, as I ended up with a complete 50-card short print set for $9.99 with free shipping. For just a few bucks more than the Ryan alone would have cost me I've now added some other vintage legend short prints to my collection...
In the past few weeks I've added a couple of other Nolan Ryan cards, which were part of my childhood collection and were unearthed by my Dad:
259 Ryan Kesler
339 Maxime Talbot
359 Jack Johnson
368 Gilbert Brule
393 Milan Jurcina
403 Tomas Vokoun
413 Trevor Linden
Frustrations of Being a Team Collector - One of the things I've noticed that a lot of collectors are into, particularly in the blogosphere, is team collecting. I like team collecting, too, in case...