I'm happy to report that after a brief outage I'm officially back online with scanning capability. I work in the IT industry, so not having a working scanner was eating me up, sort of like a plumber with a leaky sink in his own kitchen. The best part is that the new scanner blows the old one out of the water. It's faster, quieter, and works wirelessly so no more printer cable. My timing was pretty good too, because just after getting the scanner online yesterday I found a package in my mailbox containing four recent pickups from one of my favorite eBay sellers:
best starting pitcher of the '60s. You can always seem to find his cards at a very reasonable price, so I've ended up with a few of them over time. This card, which I would say is in NM to NM-MT condition, set me back all of $10, which seems criminal given how good Juan was. 1964 Topps is an absolutely gorgeous set in my opinion, vintage baseball at its best.
nowadays than in did back in the '70s. I'm not quite sure why it took me so long to pick up a '71 Topps, most of his cards aren't that expensive and this one's no exception.
I have been learning a bit about every single card recently. I don't think I'll ever bother collecting or buying this entire set, but I have always wanted a Puckett RC, and now I can cross that off the list.
A Match Made in Heaven - Over the past few weeks, Tim Jenkins - of the excellent co-op blog, SABR's Baseball Cards Committee - has been conducting a semi-regular look into what exa...