Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Set Building Via Text Message
I wonder if kids in the 50s and 60s had any inkling that people would still seek out these cards in 2018! It must have seemed like a science fiction numbered year, far off in the distance. Certainly, the thought that you could use a computer in your pocket to send a message from MN to NC to talk about which cards you still needed would be magic.
My regular vintage guy has been helping me with the '59 set, albeit from the East Coast. I tell ya, Wes Covington is just a great baseball card guy - I can't say that I've seen a bad card of his.
Billy is pining for New York already - though Cleveland had some big names on that 58 and 59 squad. My vintage vendor friend sent over #400 and #500, too!
Speaking of #500, this transaction was mainly about knocking off some high number needs, or at least making a dent in the list. In total, I added about 40 new cards to the set build, well on my way to 50% completed! I might even finish the set in time to celebrate it's 60th Anniversary! Thanks again to Kurt for putting together this great package for me! Check him out if you go to shows in NC (and beyond)!