Monday, March 10, 2014

Spoils of the show--1964 Topps OR playing off of the wise one's post

I do read my fair share of blogs, but my favorite is the Night Owl.  After all, his blog is the reason I started my own slice of insanity nearly 3 years ago.  I can remember saying to myself, "if he can do it, why can't I?"

Holy shit was I wrong....

His post tonight was quite an interesting read for me.  Success=boring?  Really?

Maybe I'm having the wrong kind of success lately, because I've actually been enjoying my recent success in acquiring cards for my collection.  Now I wonder if I'm collecting the wrong way.


I picked up 17 more cards towards the 1964 Topps set I'm building at the monthly card show.

These 6 got me off to a good start, especially the Jerry Lumpe card.  His hair looks like mine when I let it grow out....yikes!!

These next 6 brought my total # of cards for the set over the 400 mark.  Success!

OK, maybe success is a relative term.  Maybe it means different things to different people.  It could be that success is just celebrated in different ways.

Now I'm wondering if I was successful at all on Saturday.  Nothing special I'm guessing about these 4 cards...

These cards are part of the semi-high numbers portion of the set, so maybe it's a success that I was able to pick them up on the cheap.

Maybe I should define success like the The 3 Stooges, they knew how to get things done...

OK, so that wasn't very successful.

You know what, I think I have it figured out.  I'll just follow the lead of N.O.'s favorite team.  They knew how to celebrate success.

To recap.  I have no back story.  I have no interesting anecdotes.

I borrowed Greg's idea.   I borrowed Greg's team. 

Hey, it helped me manufacture another post this evening.


thanks for reading (and the idea), Robert


  1. Good god that was boring.

    (Not really).

  2. Well the card show was definetly a success . You did quite well with two sets.