Next to my desk in my office/card room I have a small two-row shoebox that I use for cards in transit. One row contains cards that I've set aside for outgoing trade packages, broken out by destination, the other contains incoming cards from a variety of sources that I've yet to scan/inventory/post about.
The "incoming" side is getting a bit tight so I grabbed three top-loaded cards out of there to free up some space, and to provide a quick post here at the same time. Let's see what I got...
I am fairly certain this came from the dollar box at my LCS, which seems like a good grab as these were relatively tough pulls at roughly 1 in 3 hobby boxes. Certainly one of the nicer cheap Mo Vaughns in my collection to date.
I'm a total sucker for Bowman Wave Refractors, and given that Xander Bogaerts has been my favorite player on the BoSox roster for a while now I was of course drawn to this one. I paid $12.25 for this card on COMC over a year ago now (no wonder I'm out of room in this box!), which seems fair given that the cheapest copy up there today is going for $18.00.
For those who have never seen one in hand, these are slightly larger than a modern-day card, and in line with the oversized Topps baseball releases that were coming out in the mid-'50s. This is either the third or fourth card I've managed to get my hands on from this release. With just 60 cards in this set it's tempting to chase, but the Gordie Howe alone will set you back hundreds of dollars.
Alright, that's all I have time for today. Thanks for reading!
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