One area where I've really reigned my collection in over the past few years is busting wax. I feel the allure of the Target card aisle drawing me near anytime I'm there, just like most other collectors. For me, given my collecting tastes, the value is just not there though. In fact, looking over my card budget document (yes, I have a card budget document, do you know how much you spend on your hobby?) I haven't purchased even a single pack of cards since a couple of blasters of 2013 Topps Series 1 more than 6 months ago.
This first installment is a simple one, just a single card, but boy is it a nice, colorful one:
I've never really blogged much about it, but for whatever reason I've sort of casually collected vintage Ernie Banks cards for a few years now. Maybe someday I'll show off some of my others, but this one instantly becomes one of my favorites. Vintage cardboard beauty.
'64 Topps Banks Stand Up - $20
Shipping - FREE!
Total - $20
Given that I didn't pay shipping or sales tax, this one came in at less than a blaster (with tax) would have set me back...and that's why I don't buy blasters!
Penmanship Hall of Fame - For not only fitting a lengthy name on the sticker, but for doing so with such great cursive, Ga'Quincy McKinstry goes directly to my collection's penm...
Great steal on the Banks!
Wow Yes a very nice steal on the Banks.
From Ebay I recently made a nice steal on a 1957 Topps Willie Mays (that has some paper loss on the front in two places) I got it and 8 other 1957 Topps cards for a little under $40. The other cards range in BV from about a buck to maybe $4 so getting 9 cards for about $5/card with one of them having a $50+ BV (often starting at over $100 almost any condition) is a great deal.
Amen! I can't believe how far 25 dollars goes on the secondary market and I hate base cards when I have no intention of finishing off the set.
Beautiful Banks, a very worthwhile purchase.
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