I’ve said before that I sell on Amazon, and since the holiday shopping season has pretty much unofficially begun, I’ve been insanely busy, so restocking has been vital. What does that have to do with baseball cards? Well, one of the thrift stores I frequent often has baseball cards in those bags that they hang up. It’s usually junk wax, though I will happen across a pack every now and then that has more modern stuff, such as the 2009 SPx pack I mentioned last week. My rule is that if it’s below $3 and I can see an Expo or National that I need, that’s an instant-buy; otherwise, I use judgment. This time I saw a couple of John Olerud cards that, while I didn’t need, I wanted. And damned if I wasn’t sorting through the 1991-1999 cards and came across a 1962 card. A legit 62 Topps card. It’s not in the best of shape, but it’s in better shape than some cards I’ve bought through eBay, that’s for sure. I’ll scan it and show it tomorrow. Damned exciting moment.
1991 Project continues to come together. Ordered the 91 Stadium Club and Fleer Update sets, along with some random cards from sets that I didn’t care to purchase but feature traded players or rookies.
Other than that, still not too much going on in the world of cards. Have a few trades in the works that are promising, but that’s it. So let’s see what others had to say…
- Cards on Cards showed the latest airbrushed monstrosity, a 1990 Topps Dennis Cook card.
- Bad Wax had another groaner of a brag photo.
- Night Owl Cards continued the card back countdown with 1963 Topps. Is that Dewey Cox at the top of the post??
- White Sox Cards created some awesome Cards That Never Were.
- The Greatest 21 Days featured Steve Searcy.
- bdj610’s random Topps card of the day was Brad Wilkerson, an Expo!
- 1975 Topps featured Carmen Manzone. What a name.
- Mark’s Ephemera continued the Packs Gone Wild series.
- Core Contrarian had something to say about Dr. Mike Marshall.
- Orioles Card “O” The Day featured the sweet 2010 Topps Vintage Legends Eddie Murray card.
- Smed talked about the oddity that is Jim Gantner’s career.
- Night Owl discovered a chink in his 1981 Topps set armor.
- Smed also looked inside the mind of Carl Nichols. Poor tortured guy.
And that’s that for today. Take care…