I was very happy to dig up a bunch of additions to my 1957 Topps setbuild. Prior to the show, I was sitting at 53.24% complete, and now I've passed 60%.
Umm... I felt quite the fool when I got home and sorted the cards, realizing I inadvertently brought home quintuplicates of Jim Brideweser here! I've bought dupes before, perhaps even triplicates once or twice, but accidentally buying 5 of the same card-- at least one from each of the three dealers I bought from today-- yeah, I think that'll stand as my all-time record. There were a couple other dupes and a couple "oops, I already had that one" from today, but nothing too bad besides this.
Founds some good '64 Topps, too, including HOFer Robin Roberts, which is an upgrade for me. Tim McCarver and Harvey Haddix were a couple familiar names I was happy to land. I had been one card away from ⅔ complete with this set, and this lot bumped me up to 68.76% (405/589).
Couldn't resist some off-condition '53s for a buck a pop. (well, turned out closer to 50¢ with the final bulk price). The ink marks in the upper right are on the sleeves, not the cards. This was from is the old vintage dealer Gene who (mistakenly?) overcharged me last time I bought from him, much to my chagrin upon realizing it driving home. But he took good care of me this time, so no hard feelings.
I haven't talked about it much yet, but I'm working on a "Flagship Binder" with one page for each set going back to '51. And I realized I didn't have any available 1953 Topps for the project. I only own like 2 or 3 '53s and all are in PCs. But now I'm just a couple cards away from a full 8-pocket page. Karl Drews is the odd man out here, with the other guys all wearing basically the same cap.
And these '56s too.
Old Bowman cards are fun when the price is right.
Picked up a couple 1963s that called out to me.
Nice trio of Billy Williams.
Three 1959 Topps cards caught my eye enough to throw on the stack.
More familiar names from the past.
It was just a few days ago I trumpeted finishing 1982 Topps and mentioned I wouldn't mind adding the corresponding Traded set to go with it someday. Well, picked this up for a bit under $20. Of course there's a catch.. it did not include the Ripken. The guy said he had that one graded and sold it on eBay. So I'll still need to track down a Cal one of these days, but nice to get everything else taken care of, at least.
And the seller was the old vintage guy who moved away a few years back, but he drives up to the show once in a blue moon. Way back at my first time attending the monthly show, he was the first dealer I ever bought from, so it's nice from a sentimental standpoint to pick up cards from him again.
So that'll do it for September's card show haul. Thanks for reading!
(Oh, and I bumped into Padrographs Rod and he gave me a great box o' cards.. I'll post about them another day.)