Wednesday, May 27, 2015

60s pickups from the 50¢ boxes (card show recap)

This month's cardshow netted me a bunch of good stuff. As is my usual m.o., I'll show off most of my discount bin finds roughly separated out by era in a small handful of posts. Here's 4 bucks' worth of cards I got from the 1960s.


I had no idea what these were.. but they looked cool and old, so for the price, why not? Turns out they're from a set called 1961 Golden Press. Hate to admit it, but Pie Traynor is best known to me because of his split-second appearance on The Simpsons (featured at the bottom of this post). A bit before my time, I guess. Home Run is a great nickname. Hey, I just noticed this pair is a Pie-Baker combo. Nice. Somebody please bake me a pie.



I love pre-1981 Fleer cards when I come across them cheap. This Earl Averill is from 1960 Fleer.



Eli here looks a little disgusted by the dog hair that accidentally got into the photo. Sorry, Mr. Grba (if that is your real name. Pretty sure he just made that up.) I have very few 1960 Topps cards, so went ahead and grabbed this one.


Rookie card!


Here's a '67 Topps card of some dude on the Dodgers named John Werhas.


This isn't necessarily a trade bait post, but if you need any of the above cards, I could probably be talked out of them without much trouble. I like 'em, but don't really need 'em.


I don't want to be one of those guys whose lifelong collecting goal is to finish every vintage Topps flagship set. Too much for me. (Whom I kidding, that'd be great. But no, I mustn't!) But after I eventually complete the two old sets I am working on, 1973 and 1971.. if I then start getting a hankering to try putting together another vintage set, 1965 would definitely be in the running. Apart from all being off-center to the right, this trio is in nice shape, and even a semi-star there in Matty Alou. Ryne Duren wasn't a guy I had heard of (another ballplaying Ryne?!) but he was a 3-time All-Star.


Love the comic book-style backs.


See ya next time!

12 comments:

  1. I wouldn't mind a shot at Pie Traynor. Probably about time for you and I to swap again soon anyway.

    Great stuff overall!

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    1. You got it! I've been replenishing my Pirates a bit over the past couple months in anticipation of our next swap.

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  2. Home Run Baker earned his nickname for a pair of homers in particular, both in the 1911 World Series. The dingers were the winning runs in games 2 and 3.

    He led the AL in homers in 1911, '12, '13, and tied for the lead in 1914.

    Golden Press is a little underappreciated, I think. Nice finds!

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    1. Thanks, and thanks for the HR Baker tidbits!

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  3. not only is that another player named Ryne, he is who Ryne Sandberg was named after

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    1. Ah! I suspected there was a chance of that, but didn't see it mentioned on Ryne Duren's b-r bio. Thanks for the heads up.

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  4. Nice cards! I'm putting the Golden Press set together, eleven cards in so far. Great vintage look! Super pickups at .50 each!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. Good luck with your set!

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  5. I agree those Golden Press cards are sweet.
    Thanks to Brian above for the info on how HR Baker got his nickname.

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    1. Yeah, nice "supervintage" feel to them but big names at affordable prices.

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  6. I am a big fan of the Golden Press set and once I knock off a couple of my other vintage sets (working on 1970-72) Golden Press may be next. Just like you, the 1965 set is in the running as well.

    Nice cards at a great price!

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  7. sweet haul, gonna have to get myself out and find some cool old stuff

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