Wednesday, January 31, 2018

1961 Fleer Autograph Project - Part 14

So, we are heading full-on into February and I am catching up to late December.  For reasons too complex and boring to go into, I had a little extra cash heading into the holiday (weird, huh?)  So, I decided to go after a card that could be the centerpiece of my Fleer autograph project. Here it is:

The Splendid Splinter!  Interestingly, this was fairly affordable.  I grant you affordable is relative. But, most Williams autographs on EBay sell in the $150-$300 range.  Surely, that isn't exactly cheap, but considering this is probably the greatest hitter of all time,  I am pleased to get it.  For the most part,  I have been bottom feeding on the 1960/1961 part of the project; spending about $25 per signed card. There are a number of other signed 1961 Fleer's that are considerably more expensive and way outside my budget.  For example, I've never seen a Jimmie Foxx for less than $1000 and the two that are available on EBay are nearly $1500.  Additionally, there are a number of cards in the $500-$1000 range. They are mainly of players that died during the 1960s, like Ray Schalk and Hippo Vaughn.

So, I cannot speak to what may happen in the future, but I believe this may be the keystone addition to this project.

Overall, how am I doing on this project:

Year Total Cards Possible Have Percentage
1960 79 40 7 17.5%
1961 154 95 16 16.8%
1963 66 66 62 93.9%
Total 299 201 85 42.3%

What I am listening to: Gimme Something Good by Ryan Adams


  1. Congratulations on your big-time purchase! I really like how perfectly placed Ted's signature is.