Previously, I mentioned that I wouldn't enter any vintage group breaks for sets I was close to completing. It would only stand to reason that I wouldn't enter breaks for sets I have completed. Right? Wrong.
I also mentioned previously that I am weak. And in the battle between logic and weakness, guess what wins? That's right: weakness.
Last week, I ended up entering a Burl Sport's set break for 1956 Topps, a set that I finished in 2018. I shouldn't have, but the allure of the big names drew me in and and I figured, at worst, I could probably upgrade some of the cards in my set. I was disappointed as we passed through the 30s, where Robinson, Aaron, and Clemente reside, without hitting anything. But, my disappointment was short lived:
I managed to hit the Mantle card. As you can see the card is pretty severely diamond cut. Since the break was just last night (Saturday), I obviously don't have it in hand, but I am guessing it has less eye appeal than my current Mantle. If that is the case, I am considering flipping it for something I need, like a couple of the bigger name star cards from 1955 Topps or perhaps adding a few of the rarer autographed cards to my 1960-1963 Fleer autographed sets. I'll take some time to think about it, but it seems unlikely I'll hang on to it.
Speaking of my Fleer autographed card project, I should have another post coming up soon with an update on a recent acquisition for that set.
What I am listening to: Call Me by Blondie