Do you ever just feel like the hobby gods are trying to send you a message?
I have mentioned a couple things here recently. First, I am not particularly fond of 1967 Topps. It is just a bland, uninspired set both front and back. Second, a while back I bought a lot of collector grade 1966 and 1967 cards with the intent of getting a jump start on my '66 set build. But, I ended up with only 20% of the '66 set and over a third of '67.
Moving on to yesterday, the local OKC show was actually held at the county fairgrounds here in Norman. A 10 minute drive instead of 45 minutes. I was a little skeptical as it was held in the same building that hosts livestock shows, which means there is a dirt arena right smack in the middle. But, it ended up okay. The show was well attended by sellers and the aisles were nice and wide. Other than it being a little cold in the building I couldn't ask for more.
My intent was to look for 1966 commons, find the last 3 cards I need for my 1973 football set and some of the last 5 cards I need for my 1958 baseball set. I failed on all three counts. However, my normal go-to vintage dealer had a 5000 count box of...you guessed it... 1967 Topps. So, I started going through and found a significant number of cards I needed. The seller cut me a good deal and I was on my way home.
Because I am a glutton for punishment, I decided to look a bit at statistics for the set and where I am in terms of completion. There are 609 cards in the set and when I looked it last their total Beckett high book value added up to $8,477.00. That works out to $13.92 per card. My progress is 379 cards with book value of $1,856 or $4.90 per card. Math tells me I have 230 cards to go with a average book value of $28.78. Ugh. So, while I guess I am working the set, my level of ambivalence hasn't changed any.
Anyways, whining isn't the sole reason for this post. When I am at a show, I generally look for card numbers on my want list, check condition, and either set aside or put back. For some reason, I took a look at the back of the Ed Brinkman card.
What I am listening to: The Flood by Charles Wesley Godwin