For the longest time on the blog, I haven't made any kind of reference to the $30 a week portion of the blog title that for many years was a staple. It was definitely a good starting point for me, but as time has gone on, I've had the $30 "allowance" in my head, but most times at shows or online I'll go over. It's even worse now with the "pandemic pricing" on a lot of products.
This past Sunday at the West Palm Beach card show, I only hit the one table, which had a good selection of vintage cards. I went out hoping to get some '68 Topps baseball to add to the collection, but all that he had I already had.
I did find a few cards that either interested me, or I needed for other various want lists.
A pair of '71 Topps football to start off. They each went for $2, not bad in my opinion. The Dawson as you can see has a bit of damage on the right-hand edge, but the "mad bomber" is in really nice shape. This set will probably be put together some time after I retire...
I right away recognized this as a need; Carl Lewis from the 2006 Allen & Ginter set was a buck and was happily put into the pile.
As a side note, I find that I'm struggling finding cards for this set on TCDB. I only have 63 out of the 350 cards for the set. If anyone has a stack of them that they wish to trade, please either comment or hit me up on TCDB (My ID is rmitchell6700)
This could have been another post similar to the 7 8 9 post from a few days ago. Only this time it would have been 2 3 4. The 4 cards for the '69 set either cost me 2 or 3 bucks, and the '71 Carlton was stickered at $4. Sitting here thinking while writing this, I couldn't tell you the last time I bought a '71 card. Months it's been.
I really have caught a football bug over the past year, so much so that I have:
- Almost completed '86 Topps
- '81 and '82 Topps are both more than 90% complete.
- '79 Topps is about 40% done