Just a random post today with some recent hobby happenings from Shoebox Legends World Headquarters.
The week before last I was off work using up some vacation time, and since there aren't a whole lot of places to go these days I had some time to clean up a few long-neglected corners of the garage and basement.
In a large storage bin in the basement I came across quite a few wax boxes of 1990-91 Pro Set hockey (Series 1). These were purchased by my Dad during the winter of 1990, and passed down to me a few years ago when he was cleaning and purging himself. They'd sat neglected since I received them, given that I already have most of the cards in this release.
As hockey card collectors know though, while nearly anything you can pull from a box of 1990-91 Pro Set hockey is just about worthless, there are a couple of potentially valuable cards that you can pull. Most notably, a Stanley Cup hologram insert, which is actually quite rare and expensive. As in even dinged up raw copies command hundreds of dollars when you can find them.
We were pretty beat after opening a full half dozen boxes, plus our movie was wrapping up by that point. I do still have a few more though, so the hunt for a hologram isn't quite done yet! It was fun involving my wife in the hobby, since the opportunity to do so has been rare traditionally.
This card led me to discover a 68-page PDF on Brewer's life written by the Center for Negro League Baseball Research. I know what I'll be perusing through later tonight with the Red Sox game on in the background.
A great pack from a great set there. Let's look at a few more hockey cards before we call it a day though, shall we?
I've got a least a few more of these '72-73 WHAs in my "to be posted" box, I suppose I really should get around to adding the missing ones to my official want list soon.
Most of the commons I'll batch up and sell when I'm feeling a bit more motivated to list some things on eBay, but I did decide to hang onto four HOFers for my collection. First up, the above Larry Murphy rookie card. Larry was quietly one of the best defensemen of his era, with four Stanley Cup championships to his name. He was selected for enshrinement in his first year on the ballot.
I had a copy growing up that was one of my favorite "vintage" (to me anyway) hockey cards, and in fact I now own the original match print photo that Topps used to create the card. Check this out!
here's a link to my original post back in 2012 that goes into much more detail about this cool oddball item.
Anyway, that's about it for now. I appreciate you stopping by my little corner of the internet. Stay safe and have a great evening!
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