Canvas Mathew Barzal RC I had just a hair over $20 left on my $50 Amex gift card. I knew I wanted to go vintage baseball with the remainder of what I had on the card, but was pretty open as to what exactly I ended up spending it on. In the end, I righted a major wrong in my collection and finally added my first true, vintage, career-era card of the great Sandy Koufax! Check it out...
This card received a grade of just a 'Good 2' from PSA, and I think it's due to that light surface crease along the right edge just over Koufax's shoulder there. A bright card though with great centering and overall impressive visual appeal. Perfect for my collection, and I could not be more pleased with this addition.
Pete Rose I nabbed in the same grade earlier this year. I was shocked that I won this card for a mere $16.50. Made me wonder why I waited so long.
Well, that's a wrap for my $150 in Amex gift cards. That reward for 15 years of employment landed me a '58 Hank Aaron, '71 Nolan Ryan, a Sean Burke auto, the Barzal Canvas RC and this Koufax. I'm pleased with how I divided up that gift, but from here on out it'll be back to tracking actual expenses for the year on cardboard...yikes!
1964 Topps Sandy Koufax - $16.50 (Amex Gift Card)
2019 Running Total - $34.81
Gridiron 2/14s - This time, it is a bunch of 2/14 additions of the football variety that were either in my latest COMC shipment, from Sportlots or ones from the previous...