Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ups and Downs

Two packages arrived in the mail this week and they elicited different reactions from me.

This card is from a 2003 Heroes to Heroes tour sponsored by AT&T. It is larger than your typical sports card. Indeed, it doesn't even fit into an 8 pocket page designed for early Topps sets. I think I am going to need to find a 4 pocket page to hold this.  It is the 95th unique card in my Paul Blair collection and the 27th auto. I was pretty stoked to get this.

This card, on the other hand, disappointed me.  The card itself is in great condition.  The problem was that I had sent it in to MAB Celebrity Services for an autograph signing they were holding last weekend.  Unfortunately, Ralph Terry had to cancel his appearance, so I was not able to add it to my 1963 Fleer Autograph project.    They seemed to imply Terry may be at a signing they are having later this year, so I guess I may just try again if that happens.  As it is, I have another 63 Fleer that is out for a signing at this weekend's White Plains show, and another in the hands of a promoter for signing in April. So the project is still marching on, albeit slowly.

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