Sunday, October 8, 2017
Saturday Was Card Show Day (The Power of One)
I came to the card show this weekend because the vintage guy that moved away a couple years ago was in town. He still has family in the area, so he makes at least one trip a year to Minnesota, which is great for collectors that like a big variety of affordable vintage. This time he brought over some fantastic things.
How could I pass up this Stormy Weatherly from 1941? It was practically a steal at eight bucks.
Brace yourself . . .
No need to adjust your screen - this card really is that washed out. Major sun damage (?) faded the card down to almost nothing. But that made Mickey a mighty bargain at just $12 bucks.
the Vintage Guy also had two boxes of dollar cards, and I snapped up a nice stack of cards.
I mean, a really nice stack.
Really, very, nice and good.
This fantastic Ernie Banks was a little bit over a buck, but not by much.
Last but certainly not least, I found the penultimate card needed for my 1956 Topps Set, Yankees hurler Whitey Ford.
The only card left to go is Don Larsen, part of the same Yankees rotation as Mr. Ford. I had a bit of a Goldilocks situation on my hands. The vintage guy had a copy of the card, but it was in terrible condition. I decided that I only want to buy that card once, so I had to pass. Another vendor had a Near Mint copy of the card, but his asking price of $50 was too much for me. I will have to finish the set another day, but I was happy to get my wantlist down to one!