I don't typically receive many sports cards-related gifts around the holidays. This doesn't bother me, as I know it's an odd hobby and certainly a strange thing to pick out as a gift for someone to say the least. This year though, my Dad created a unique hobby-related Christmas gift for me that I wanted to share here on the blog:
first authentic T206 card I ever picked up!
To go along with the card, I even received an "uncut strip", which was a great idea. I think the card looks even better in strip format:
Robert Edward Auctions site.
Someone actually paid over $1,000 for that one back in 2007 if you can believe that! The fact that my Dad reads this blog, actually pays attention to what his adult son finds interesting, and took time to make such a fantastic custom gift makes my copy priceless though. Thanks Dad!!!
I'm now resisting the urge to scour eBay for a bulk lot of old Mad Magazines...
no. 706 - joe foy - *Who is the man:* Joe Foy was in his final season in the majors when this card was issued. He was picked up by the Senators for the 1971 season in the Ru...