So, without further ado:
I picked up 45 cards for my 1972 set, many of which were high numbers. I like the In Action cards above. They are among some of the In Action cards that actually show action. Don't believe me? Look at the Thurman Munson In Action card. I suppose it was ground breaking in it's time. But, I cannot escape the notion that Topps was just padding out the 1972 set with whatever ideas popped into their head. I mean, just look at the ROY award card above? Does anyone really like them. I sure don't. They are boring. But, alas, they are part of the set and I am set collector.
I managed to find six 1956 cards I needed in a discount bin, including the three team cards above. I've been negligent in working on the team cards in the 1956 set. I've either been working on the high value cards or finding commons for $4 or less. There is a vast swath of mid-value cards I have been ignoring.
I ran through my money pretty quickly. 1972 high numbers will do that to you. However, as I was getting ready to leave I saw these on the high-end vintage dealers table. A complete set of the 1976 Isaly's discs for only $15. I ran to a nearby ATM and got more money, so I could get them. Impulsive, to be sure. But I figured why not. My late father-in-law used to manage Isaly's stores in central Ohio. Isaly's doesn't exist anymore, but it's legacy lives on as part of the Unilever brand of products. Specifically, the Klondike Bar was created and sold by the Isaly Dairy Company of Ohio. So, what would you do for a Klondike Bar? Or Isaly's discs?
What I am listening to: In Bloom by Sturgill Simpson (Note this is a cover of the Nirvana original)