Sunday, December 16, 2012
December Card Show - Miscellaneous Pickups
With my goals satisfied quickly, I decided to see what else was out there that might catch my fancy.
A couple weeks ago, with the completion of the 1969 Deckle Edge insert set within sight, I picked up a few of the 1968 game card inserts. Yesterday, with the Deckle set complete, I picked up around a dozen more of the '68 game cards for around 50 cents each.
This puts me at about half done with this small set. Of course, I have all the big names to go (Aaron, Mays, Clemente, Mantle.) So, I'll probably make finishing one of my 2013 goals. I also spent some time pawing through a few discount boxes.
Can you believe this? A 1962 card of a Hall of Famer for a dollar? It isn't in super shape, but it is in far better shape than I would expect for a dollar box find.
Finally, the first new addition to one of my two player collections in quite a while. A 1947-1966 Exhibit card of Johnny Antonelli that set me back about $5. There are actually two Antonelli Exhibit cards. This one, where he is with the Braves and another with him as a member of the Giants.
So, I had managed to hit my three show goals and managed to make a little progress on a couple of other sets that weren't on my radar for the day. Best of all, I still had some green left in my pocket.