Yup, despite the slim choices of card dealer tables, I headed out to the card show for my third week in a row.
I'm trying to fill gaps in my PCs, and looking for cards to send out to my trading buddies. This week's trip brought modest success on both fronts.
I won't be showing what I picked up for you all out there, because I prefer those to be surprises. I'll tease a bit by saying I picked up cards for collectors of teams on the east coast, the World Series champs, some for entries into a blogger's contest, some for folks waiting for return-trade packages, and a couple for folks who commented on recent ATBATT posts.
Here are the cards I rounded up for myself. Let's start with the vintage. These three are from 1960 Topps. I already had them, but I picked these up cheap enough to take a chance they might be upgrades for the ones in my binder...
Turns out, happily, the 60's I already own are in better shape than these. All three have soft, roundy corners.
That said, if any set collector, or someone looking for starter vintage wants these, let me know, since they are up for trade.
These filled holes in my Dodgers team checklists...
That's a great action shot of Willie Davis in a day game at Dodger Stadium. As the great Vin Scully would say, it's a "shirt sleeve crowd".
Davis is either ducking away from a high and tight one, or he's reacting to being hit by the pitch. Note his batting helmet is nowhere to be seen. Philadelphia catcher Jim Essian's posture suggests he's possibly caught the ball. Anybody out there know the history of this one?
More in-game action from the seventies...
The Dodgers wore those away uniforms with blue piping through the 60's and 70's. They dropped the piping in the 80's, and the unis have remained the same since then.
Norm Sherry knocked one more off the 1962 Dodgers set...
Sherry's rockin' that man hair that runs all the way up to his neck.
The last three cards are of the modern variety. First up is Larry Doby. After learning Doby was the pioneer who broke the color barrier in the AL, I decided to collect him.
Zippy Zappy has announced he's collecting Doby as well, so I'll be keeping my cardboard eye out with two of us in mind.
The final two cards hail from a tribute set. They're not particularly handsome cards, but they fill collecting needs because, believe it or not, I didn't have any cards from these players. These are my first.
Now that I've cracked the ice, it's time to find better looking cards from these baseball legends.