Saturday, July 1, 2017

Score-ing Some Fine Herb. (1956 Topps Set Build) (Get Yer Minds Outta The Gutter!)

I think of myself as a reasonably functional adult. I pay my bills on time, last week I took a day off work to get some topsoil delivered and did some DIY landscaping at my house, I don't have trouble remembering birthdays or other important dates.

But maybe I'm getting old? Today I set out for the local Monthly Card Show, which I had been looking forward to all week. I get out to the strip mall, which takes me about 45 minutes to get to, and it's a ghost town. The only people there are shopping for things that aren't even made out of cardboard!

That's because the show is NEXT week. I had some choice words for myself on the trip home, missing my chance to pick up cards towards my vintage sets, or any dime box hunting....

When I made it home, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I am smarter than I thought. I won this Herb Score 1956 Topps card on eBay late last week, and it was waiting for me in the mailbox. I had plenty of time to mow the lawn as well, content that I had beaten myself at my own game today.

If that wasn't enough, I've also been adding Topps NOW Twins all year, the bottom two arriving today. I show the back of card 150 because it is the Mother's Day special, and features an athletic grab by Byron Buxton on the back, but no Twins on the front.


  1. Love me some Herb! Especially of the '56 variety.

  2. I was confused at first since I was thinking about heading to valley west next Saturday

    1. Having it before the 4th was wishful thinking on my part - I have family in town this weekend so I am missing the show entirely. Oh well!