I was fortunate enough earlier this week to be mentioned on one of the newer blogs in town. Julie from the A Cracked Bat blog was kind enough to show off the envelope that I had sent her way.
That Kaline was a purchase from the last monthly show I attended at the beginning of October. I thought of her right away when I saw that card, knowing that I had to repay the generosity she had shown me and my Blue Jays collection. That knowledge made the Kaline an easy pick up.
Even if I didn't send the card her way, it would have found an instant home in my collection.
I then made my way to the one table that I hit for all of my vintage. I was able to put a nice dent into my '59 Topps set, but the cards that piqued my interest even more were these...
Ray, the vendor, had a nice 10 pack of these for a very reasonable price.
These cards are evil. I can see why people like them. They're gorgeous.
I decided to grab them. Great trade bait they would make, I thought to myself.
I knew that the Night Owl was slowly chipping away at this set. I sent him three the very next weekend.
Now I'm torn. The '56 set is fantastic, but likely out of my price range (at least in the near future). I knew little about '56T, so I took a quick look. 340 card checklist!! That certainly is a lot more attainable than the sets I'm working on now, which are anywhere from 572 cards (59) to 787 cards (72).
I didn't have the money at the beginning of the month, but Ray told me that the other '56 lot he had will probably be available in November.
71 cards--71 dollars.
A little more than a fifth of the set, for mere peanuts as far as vintage is concerned.
I might be in trouble the first weekend of November. Stay tuned.
thanks for reading, Robert