Sunday, August 9, 2020

Hobby Happenings

Just some hobby happenings from Shoebox Legends World Headquarters over the past week or so here...

So, I had two copies of this Kylian Mbappe Black & Gold Wave Refractor from the 2018 Panini Prizm World Cup set.  It's not quite as desirable as the Silver Prizm that I flipped into a 1940 Joe DiMaggio, but it's a desirable card nonetheless.  I sold one copy in July to generate some funds for other cards since I was on a spending freeze, and just this past week finally made the decision to part with the other.  It got listed this morning, 3 day auction starting at $9.99 with no reserve.  We'll see where it ends up!

Because I've been on a run of these of late, here's another of those fantastic '72-73 O-Pee-Chee high number WHA cards.  Couple soft corners here, but this one is a beauty with really bold color.  Plus, I have precious few cards of the short-lived Philadelphia Blazers.

Here's my latest Helmar T206 card, and by latest I mean that I picked it up many, many months ago and am just getting around to featuring it now.

In the case of this card, I picked it up more for the subject than for the artwork, which is unusual as Helmar goes for me.  The thing is, Benny Kauff is fascinating to me in that he was the best hitter in the short-lived Federal League!  He led the league in batting average in both years of its existence, which makes this card just awesome.

I'd love to pick up Benny's 1915 Cracker Jack release someday, but that's a couple hundred dollars all day long, so for now I'll enjoy this beautiful card for $9.99 instead.

Here's a look at the back, very well done and different from my other two Helmar T206 backs.  These are just absolutely beautiful cards, I'm really overdue to pick up some more.

Well, that's it for now, just a quick trio of cards for you, one that's on the way out, two more that pass it on the way in.  The revolving door that is my collection these days.

Thanks as always for stopping by, and I'll be back this week with some great trade packages from my hobby friends, as well as a few pick-ups of my own!


Fuji said...

Hope you make some big money off the Mbappe.

EP said...

Those T206's are some of the best.

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