Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fleer Autograph Project - Part 47

This Ebay pickup is the 47th autographed 1963 Fleer card in my set.With 66 cards in the set,I am now officially under 20 cards to go although I don't expect to ever complete an autographed set.

What I am listening to:  Drift Away by Dobie Gray

Sunday, September 13, 2015

.August Card Show Haul

Two weekends ago was the bimonthly OKC card show.  It is being organized by a new person and information has been hard to find about it.  Where the previous organizer always listed the show on the Beckett show calendar, the current doesn't. I ended up calling around to a couple of the local card shops to see what they knew. One shop had no idea and the other gave me the date, but seemed unsure.  I wasn't really sure if I would find the show until I pulled into the parking lot. Luckily, it was going on, and the three main vintage dealers I buy from were all there.  Needless to say, it was a productive outing.

I picked up a total of 8 cards towards my 1956 set, including the two star cards above.  They were in a discount box, but still had nice eye appeal.  I know have 227 cards from the 340 card set.  That means I have officially crossed the 2/3 complete milestone.

I picked another 5 cards for my 1961 Fleer set.  Only 11 to go to complete it. Alas, the Ruth and Williams are among those 11. I'd like to try to complete this set before the end of the year, but finding those two cards within my budget may be a challenge.

I got 20 more cards for my 1975 Topps set. Only 9 left to go.  Woo-hoo! Single digits!  The remaining cards I need are mostly stars, but the only major card I have left is the George Brett rookie card.  I also hope to complete this set by the end of the year. And, yes, I really am that lazy when it comes to fixing scanning issues.

Lastly, I was also able to locate an additional 20 cards for my 1979 set.  I still need 78 cards to finish this 726 card set. I am sneaking up on the 90% complete milestone, but completion still feels a long way off.

Anyways, I am going to hit a bit of a dry spell for the next few months. My wife and I are taking our first vacation together in 5 years and we are in the midst of some home renovations.  I'd tell you to  expect posting activity to slow around here, except that it is already pretty slow.  Anything slower would qualify as comatose.

What I am listening to: Guitars, Cadillacs by Dwight Yoakam

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A Post About Post

I've been killing it on my Johnny Antonelli player collection lately.  I recently won this on EBay.

It is a 1961 Post card.  There is actually two versions of this card.  This is 142A, which is considered a company card.  There is a 142B version with Antonelli listed as a SF Giant, that is called a box card.  The box cards came, as you might guess, on the box panel of one of several different Post brand breakfast cereals.  The company cards were available through the mail in sheets of 10. I do not have the box card yet.

What I am listening to: She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult