One of my goals while at the National was to finally reach the 80% plateau for the 1964 Topps set that I've been building. On top of that, I wanted to pick up one of the two big pieces that I had in mind.
On Saturday, I found a table that had quite a few '64 cards, and he actually had 2 Clemente's in one of the display cases. I asked to see them, and right away the price tags jumped at me.
$125 and $150. Well beyond what I wanted to pay. I was honest and I immediately told him that. I asked if he had something a little more off grade.
I saw this one, and as you can see, it's beat up a bit. It still had a price tag of $50 on it!! I was beginning to think that the Clemente cards have some kind of rare metal in their make up.
I got the card down to $40, and now it's part of my set. A character card to say the least.
I bought 17 '64 cards yesterday, at a total of $91. It gave me a quick reminder that I'm at the point in the set where the $$ amount is going to go up, because I still have a few star cards to buy and there are also a bunch of high numbers that I still have to obtain.
Now that I've hit the 80% mark (another Jan. 1st goal finished!!), I'm going to try and get the set down below 100 cards needed. I need 114 right now.
I may have to find more cards like the Clemente that need a good home...if you know what I'm saying.
thanks for reading, Robert