For whatever reason, I tend to subscribe to the 'save the best for last' philosophy. I guess I like anticipation and build-up. With respect to this blog though, that attitude sometimes results in me withholding an absolute favorite card for months and months, in some cases longer. I stay caught up with trade posts and smaller items as they come in, and before I know it some of the highlights of my collection are cleared off my card desk and put in storage (or on display) without ever seeing the blog.
I'm trying to break that habit a bit this year, and in the spirit of doing so here's a fairly recent addition to my vintage hockey collection:
Do I care that this card was graded a 2? Not at all, in fact it's the only reason a guy like me could afford pretty much any card from this set. These 80+ year old beauties are not very easy to come by in any condition on my budget. Here's a better look at the front:
I never thought I'd have one of these original World Wide Gum cards, and I'm excited to welcome Normie Himes to my collection. This is one I'll likely always hang onto, even if I stop collecting someday.
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