Friday, January 18, 2013

What Tony Gwynn turned into

No doubt if you've read over the past couple of weeks, you are aware that I put the Tony Gwynn auto card up for auction (no more scans...I promised).  I've had a fun 10 days making a few purchases that have definitely enhanced my collection.

Time to show off share some of the fruits of my "labor" (yea, as if mailing a card to Arizona was really tough on me...)

First, I scored a decent lot of 27 '70 Topps cards...nothing earth shattering, but hey it's 27 closer to the set..

All 3 checklists have markings on them, no worries here though.  For the price I paid for this lot ($5 shipped), their condition is fine.  I can always upgrade later if I really need/want to.

Next, I put a bit of a dent into a long neglected set, 2008 UD Masterpieces.

Tom Terrific.  It is even more terrific now that I have him.

This Yogi-ism is perfect for me.  "you better cut that pizza into 4 slices, because I'm not hungry enough to eat 6."   I love pizza....


Roberto Clemente.   As close to God as you're going to get in the eyes of Pittsburgh sports fans.

Let's not forget about my favorite set, '77 Topps.  I picked up only one card from the set, but it's a good one.

We all know about Nolan's strikeout prowess, did you know that he actually walked 202 batters in 1974?  Wow.

Finally, time to show off a couple of beauties from the '75 Topps set.

To be honest, I would have been happy getting just one of these cards with the funds from eBay.  I am very lucky to have obtained both of these.

First, the Robin Yount RC

Yes, off center, and a ding on the lower left.  Again, if I really need to I can upgrade later on.  Still, I'm very happy to have it.

Last but not least, George Brett comes a calling...

Great card, corners are sharp and the centering is pretty good.  I don't think I'll have to worry about upgrading this one.

I believe after all these purchases I still had about 5 or 6 dollars left to spend.  I managed to sell the numbered Phil Pfister red A&G back for $15, so when that arrives to its destination I'll have a little bit more money to play with.

I could get used to turning cards I don't want into cash which in turn feeds the habit.   It sure has helped me spend a whole lot less this month so far. 

Have to get the disaster area cleaned up first. a project in itself. 

thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Nice pickups, Robert! You definitely turned Mr. Gwynn into some terrific cards for your collection.

  2. Nice work, sir. When I sell cards, I just pretend I'm trading, and you made an awesome one.

  3. "Charlie Metro" is a great name. The Ryan card is obviously great. The Ollie Brown card is less-obviously great, but still great.

  4. George Brett rookie (and 4 more 1970 Royals)???!?!?! DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!

    That TG auto was mighty nice, but I agree with everyone else that I think you're gonna come out ahead in terms of total awesomeness.

    -Josh D.

  5. Good stuffffffff!

    (Have I mentioned I got my Brett rookie in about 1982 when it was $15?)

    And god love you for collecting 1970 Topps. Someone has to!

  6. What an awesome turnaround. Yount and Brett RC's in one move is great. I still don't have either of those.

  7. Immediately upon seeing the title of this post I thought, "oh, no." But now, I'm exclaiming, "OH, NO! That's all you got for Gwynn?!"

    Totally kidding. That's a great turn.

    I'm loving the Seaver and Clemente! What a great series, Masterpieces.