Tuesday, January 24, 2017

I Just Hadda Go Back (to the Card Show!)

Aloha, everybody, 

You might recall I dashed out to the the ol' card show a couple of weeks ago, where I attacked some specific PC wishlists. They run that show twice a week, every week - so it's been calling me back ever since. Despite the fact there's really only one dealer's table worth my time, I heeded the cardboard call, and here's some of the loot I picked up.

I love the vintage World Series highlight subsets. These are courtesy The Sporting News and 1970 Topps... 

This little set features The Amazin' Mets vs the Orioles. I was able to grab Games 1, 3 and 5. 

Tommie Agee made two great catches in Game 3. Much like Sandy Amoros' 1955 WS catch for the Dodgers, Agee's catches will stand forever in Mets WS history. 

Agee later went on to play for the Dodgers. 

Now I just need Games 2 and 4, plus the Champion Mets card. How about some more World Series cards...

These WS sets are great (and inexpensive) ways to catch vintage Hall of Famers doing what made them HOFers.  Here comes Johnny Bench trotting home another run...

I picked up some defunct Washington Senators cardboard...

After deciding to collect cardboard from defunct teams, I quickly decided that I can't just collect every card from every player. That's not exactly where I want to spend my limited collecting budget. I'll have to be discriminating in my choices. 

I chose the above Cox card because of the great action shot (unknown stadium). Below is a triple play of Senators...

Manager Cookie Lavagetto was a hero in the 1947 WS for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Sievers and Lemon were mashers who combined to be the biggest home run hitting combo in Senators' history. 

Believe it or not, this is my first 1967 Topps Dodger...

Dock Ellis In Action. The alternative facts version of "high" heat... 

Defunct team and logo? Check
Great name and posed action shot? Check
Dirt cheap vintage? Checkeroni! 
Get inside my binder! 

Finally, a Pirates great dressed as a banana. I just couldn't walk away from this one. 

I get the feeling it won't be too long before I'm back to the show for more. 



  1. "dressed as a banana." Ha! I love those banana-like uniforms!

  2. There is almost too much good stuff here to even try to comment on! I am not a big fan of the 1970 Topps set, but I absolutely love the Sporting News World Series subset. And I had never seen the 1959 Directing the Power card, I am now going to have to try and acquire one for my collection as well.

    1. I'd never seen that card either. I felt like I found a hidden gem when I came across it. What a find!

  3. That "Reds win SQUEEKER" typo leaps out at me every time.

    1. Wow! I needed you to point that out to me. Then I noticed you've been pointing that one out to us since 2011!
      Thanks for giving me a break on the occasional typos I drop in here :P

  4. I'm not 100% sure, but I am leaning to that Cox card being him pitching in the old Tiger Stadium.

    1. Great call! I'm going with your eye and calling it Tiger Stadium. Thanks.

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