On November 9, 2016
I wrote the following with respect to a batch of cards I'd picked up at a local antique store about a year prior:
"I have one more post to go in order to cover the rest of my haul from
this shop. I promise it won't take me a year to get it posted this
time, in fact I'm planning to knock it out this coming weekend
Well, here we are well over two years later, and I'm back with part three! Yikes. As a quick refresher, these were all priced around book value, but were discounted 70% off the sticker price on the cases. After a lengthy wait, here are the final nine cards from my haul that day back in September of 2015
I don't collect football cards generally speaking, but I do like Barry Sanders. One of the most explosive and dynamic players in the history of the league, and I just couldn't leave this acetate finest insert behind at what amounted to pocket change. The sticker price of this one was $4, which means I paid just $1.20 after the discount.
A second-year Fleer card of the great Tony Gwynn was irresistible at just 30 cents. It turns out I already had a copy of this from COMC, but it's hard to have buyer's remorse over something that set me back a quarter and a nickel.
How about the set that is all over the blogs right now courtesy of 2019 Topps Heritage, 1970 Topps? I grabbed two from this release, Sparky Lyle for my Sox collection for just 30 cents...
...and the great Walt Alston for 60 cents. Like the Gwynn above, I already had a copy of this one, or maybe picked up a copy in all the time it took me to get to posting these I guess. Either way, not a bad card to have a spare of I suppose.
Here's a cool one. I don't recall ever having seen this Joe Morgan before, but I love the photograph from an angle that you don't see all that much on vintage cardboard. That is one crowded plate right there! Like the Sanders card that led off today's post, this one was priced at $4 which meant $1.20 take home cost for me. I wish there were more HOFers from the '71 set available at these crazy prices but Joe was the only one.
This Eddie Bressoud was also priced at $4, which seems a bit steep but I believe it's because it's a rarer high number from the '65 release. Pumped to add this one to my Red Sox collection, especially in really fantastic shape like this. One of these days I need to get my hands around where I am at with all of the '50s and '60s Topps flagship Red Sox team sets and start seriously working on plugging any remaining holes. Free time is my enemy there at the moment...
I've written many times here on the blog about my love for 1954 Bowman, so I knew this Johnny Antonelli was going into my stack the second I stumbled upon it. This one was marked at $10, which means I had to shell out $3 for it. A little more than I've paid for most of my singles from the set so far, but still very reasonable. It's interesting that Antonelli's name is typed out on his card, whereas most from this release feature a facsimile signature instead.
Anyone know what stadium it is that Johnny is pictured in here?
Here's yet another '52 Topps card I snatched up. Like all of the others, it was priced at $20 which meant a $6 price point after the discount. I couldn't take home all of the '52 Topps cards that were there at this price without breaking the bank, but I was drawn to this one because I love old franchises that are no longer around. That logo is just awesome.
Finally, here's the card that was probably the best bargain of my entire haul that day. Juan Marichal's rookie, in pretty fine shape. Good enough for me at least, especially since it cost $6 after the discount. There's some paper loss on the back, but it's minor. Seems like a fortuitous pick-up as well, as I recently found out Bob of The Five Tool Collector was missing only this card to complete the non-high-number portion of his 1961 Topps set. I sent it off to him
and Juan is now in a very impressive set binder.
So, that's a wrap. It might've taken me years but I'm pleased to say I've finally featured all of the cards from my haul that day on the blog at long last. Maybe I'll have to swing by this antique store again sometime soon to see if they've added any new stock over the years...
This is how shot my brain is after the work week... I looked at the Marichal and thought "Hey, CommishBob just got a Marichal card like that!" ...Yep, Joe... JUST like it. :-D
Jerry Grote cameo on that Joe Morgan card! ...Not that a Mets cameo is needed for me to love that one...
LOL @ Joe S.
But I did something similar. I saw the Marichal and my first thought was "Hey, Shane found a replacem....oh, OK. That's THE Marichal!"
Thanks again, Shane. I'm edging ever so close to killing off that '61 set!
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