In my last post I showed off the utter carpet bombing that Tony from Off Hiatus Baseball Cards laid upon my cardboard wishlists.
|1958 Topps Boss and Power - Nuff said.|
Lots of times I would have held the blockbuster card until later in the post, but this one is just too good on several levels.
First of all, Jedi Master and eagle-eye, Jeff from 2x3 Heroes immediately spotted it and mentioned it in the comments for Part One. Jeff got me to thinking it's simply too good a card to hold off on until later.
Something I figure the Supertraders will be focused on is the latest, limited edition, autographed on card, hits that are out there. Nothing wrong with that. I dig that stuff too.
But a hefty portion of my collecting heart loves vintage. Needs vintage. I gotta have that vintage.
I've seen and coveted that Boss and Power card since my earliest days of crawling the card shows; it's price always a bit out of reach (or overvalued, IMO).
And then Tony dropped that elusive, vintage, white whale into my package as an extra. KA-BLAMMO! I won't forget it, and I'm going to make it a point to do just like that in future packages for others whenever I can.
I know, that was a lot of words for one card, but vintage Dodgers are always worth it. Here are some other favorites from that package...
Night Owl recently showed off a spittoon-full of chaw chewin' ballplayers. It appears Mr. Weiss has a jawful himself. Or early mumps? He also appears to be sporting the same ridiculous eyeglass frames I wore in high school.
Come on, who don't like cards of Tommy laying down the law?
Boomer's big swing...
No logo? No problem. Murray's no-nonsense mustache is the logo here...
I never even knew this card of future World Series hero, Mickey Hatcher existed. He looks like a young Danny Aiello here. This was a very cool surprise.
A beautiful card of Scioscia in action. Note the "Yeager-protector" dangling off the mask. All catchers wore that following a near-tragic accident when a broken, jagged bat slashed Boomer Yeager's throat.
How about a card featuring two heroes from the 1981 World Series?
Tony's Wantlist Crushing Machine also attacked PC Ron Cey wishlists...
|"Oscar Gamble who?"|
More excellent surprises in the form of Fernando cards...
Three years after the World Series and Pedro was still tearing it up...
Thanks again for that wonderful package, Tony. My collection just took a big step forward.