I decided at the beginning of 2013 to set a bunch of collecting goals for myself, as a lot of other bloggers do. In some cases, I've done all right with following them. In other cases, they've been an absolute write off. In hindsight, looking at what I set for myself at the onset of the year, I went a little overboard.
I did manage to hit one of my goals today at the monthly card show. I purchased nothing but vintage, and with the 12 cards I bought for the '64 set, I'm now over 60% complete.
The 12 cards I bought worked out to a 6-6 split.
Here's the 6 low numbers...
I was happy to pickup another of the leaders cards that start the set off. I only need three more to complete the leaders set. I also decided to grab cards today that were in better condition than the VG level I've been picking a lot of lately. Naturally, they cost a little more, but they were worth it.
I also picked up 6 high number cards, 4 semi highs and 2 of the high number cards.
I always like looking at the rookie cards and seeing what players accomplished during their careers. The name Paul Speckenbach was one that I had never heard of before, and for good reason. I did a Google search of his name, and the 6th entry was none other than GCRL's post about him just over 3 years ago. Wayne Schurr only pitched 1 season in the majors. In 1964 he pitched in 26 games and had no record. There is a quick post about him as well over at the Great 1965 Topps Project blog.
I also decided to grab a few more '62s today, 10 altogether. Here's the best of the bunch...
I think the the win leaders card is the first Warren Spahn card that I own. I have tried to pick up any of the Alou brothers cards quickly when I see them on the cheap. A poor man doesn't like to spend a lot of cash on Cash, and getting the All-Star card for $2 was something I couldn't pass up. I haven't really attacked the 62 set with any gusto, but with the 10 cards I picked up today, I'm just over 10% complete. A long way to go, but there's no hurry with this set.
Today might be the first time ever that I went to a card show with an actual plan, and stuck to it. I didn't purchase a card newer than 1973.
Let's see if I can make it two shows in a row next weekend. Since I will spend two days walking around the Expo, I'm sure that at one time or another, I'll lose my way.
But what a way to go....
Thanks for reading, Robert