In the brief amount of time that I had, I picked out $20 or so worth of cards, plus another $10 in supplies (toploaders, shoeboxes, etc). John was nice enough to charge me just $10 for everything, which means I basically paid for the supplies and got the cards for free in exchange for my time in looking at the computer issue. It's not the first time I've worked for cards, and I hope it's not the last either!
pair of '90 Topps autos I showed off here a couple of weeks back. Also, I don't think a lot of folks are forging Kevin Bass autographs, and even if they are I'm invested in this card for all of a dollar.
recent post on Cracker Jack I figured this would be a nice throw-in (should have that out to you by early next week Tony!).
1971 Topps #86 - Mike Kilkenny
Probably not a huge surprise, but to me the most exciting cards I encountered while digging through the dollar boxes were some buybacks for my franken-set! The only thing I can think to say about this Mike Kilkenny card is that I had a wonderful time in Kilkenny when my wife and I were over in Ireland a few years ago. Smithwick's has a brewery there, and their Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale is pretty damn tasty.
1961 Topps #101 - Bubba Phillips
The second 1961 Topps card of this post, and both players are actually wearing hats! Bubba Phillips hit the only two grand slams of his career in '61. He makes the franken-set uncontested as the only #101 buyback I've gotten my hands on so far, and is already nestled inside the binder with his compatriots.
1958 Topps #415 - Bob Bowman
This one really had me smiling. Buybacks from the '50s seem a little harder to come by in my experience, in fact this is the first pre-1960 buyback in my franken-set! Funny having a Topps buyback of a guy named Bowman, too. At #415 Bob makes the set without question, and I highly doubt he will ever be replaced in that slot. The final buyback I grabbed was even more significant than this one though...
1982 Topps #551 - Reggie Jackson
I nearly flipped right past this one, but noticed that silver 2016 Topps buyback stamp at the last minute. I'm pumped to be able to add a nice All-Star subset card of one of the greatest clutch hitters ever to step up to the plate to my little ol' franken-set. Nice landing a sweet buyback of Mr. October in the month of October, and bonus points for the card being from the set that was released the year I was born. I can never seem to find HOFer buybacks like this for less than a few bucks at the very least, so this was probably my most satisfying dollar box pick-up of the day.
Not a bad little lot there, like I said at the outset, getting paid in cards is cool with me!
Franken-set Progress: 128/792 (16%)