Thursday, June 8, 2017

Tony Swings Across the Spectrum, From Number 13 to Number 1

Aloha, everybody,

Tony was the victim of the first steal of the game, so he made a second pick, Number 1. Tony strikes vintage once again! 

It's the 50's vintage lot...

On the bottom is a cachet (see comments for Tony's definition). One of you who knows more about these can explain it better than me, but it's usually something that harks back to a particular person or event, and is a limited release. It's stamped and postmarked on the day of release, usually in a post office that is relevant to the event or person on the cachet. 

This one commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Indians, postmarked Cleveland, Ohio, and it's numbered 98/100. Bill Veek (former owner of the Indians) is pictured, but he died in 1996, so his brother Mike is the one who autographed the card. 

Hope this all beats basketball for you, Tony. 

Jon pulled the steal, which set up Tony's pick, which made DefGav the next in line. Gavin commented (on the previous post) he'll steal the 60's Vintage Prize from Jon, so that prize is locked. 

Jon, looks like you're up again. Tony didn't want basketball, and that prize is still lurking out there. Here are your choices, Jon:

Numbers 3, 5, 10, 11, 12, or you can steal...
Prize 1: 50's Vintage 
Prize 2: Wheaties Boxes
Prize 4: Clemens, Schmidt, Ripken
Prize 6: Young Stars, Rookies
Prize 7: 70's Vintage
Prize 8: Autos, Relics Lot
Prize 13: 60's Vintage (Locked) 

The game has picked up some stealing steam! 

Heads up: Lost Collector is on deck. 



  1. Lost collector is about to go to bed! So I'll probably hold up the game until the morning. Sorry, west coasters.

  2. I just knew somebody else was going to take that 60's lot! So, I guess I'll try my luck with #11.

  3. Woot! A locked up prize.. I'll sleep well tonight! And Jon, as I mentioned last comment, I'd be down to send you that Ruth you were interested in, if it makes you feel any better.

  4. Funny thing -- I feel like I may have traded you a 1955 Bowman Darnell at some point!

    So, the envelope is what philatelists call a cachet. "As Wikipedia defines it: a cachet is a printed or stamped design or inscription, other than a cancellation or pre-printed postage, on an envelope, postcard, or postal card to commemorate a postal or philatelic event. There are official and private (independent of postal authorities) cachets."

    1. By the way, if you like to read baseball books, then I hope you've read "Veeck as in Wreck", which is Bill Veeck's autobiography. Bill Veeck was a massive piece of work.