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
My Memory Isn't What It Used To Be...On Second Thought I've Always Been This Way - Well that's certainly the longest title for a post that I've written...and it's based on fact. My wife still insists on starting questions with "Do you rem...