Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Pair of PWEs and COMC consternation

I hammered out a quick PWE swap with Bo for a couple cards from my sidebar wantlist. Hank Aaron bookends the 1975 Topps set and this #660. Still need the #1 highlight card among the 95 cards left on my '75 Topps wantlist. I'm closer to the finish line with '74 Topps-- more on that in a minute. Great leg kick photo on the Juan Marichal.

And a few nice bonus cards of PC guys along for the ride. Love the O-Pee-Chees (O-Pee-Cheese?).

Thanks, Bo! Always a pleasure.

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Chris The Collector recently celebrated a blogging milestone and sent out cards to some lucky readers to say thanks for reading and commenting. Great to score more cards of instant Padres legend Joe Musgrove, my first additions since his no-no. He's joined here by fellow Padre Eric Hosmer and fellow San Diegan Stephen Strasburg.

A couple Xanders, a Doolittle, and the star of the envelope Jim Palmer. I'm now down to just 27 cards left on my '74 Topps wantlist, with about half of those being variations that I ultimately might not worry about when it comes right down to it.

1974 Topps needs (not counting Washington "Nat'l Lea." variations)
7 Jim Hunter
20 Nolan Ryan
85 Joe Morgan
160 Brooks Robinson
201 Batting Leaders Carew/Pete Rose
202 HR Leaders Jackson/Stargell
207 Strikeout Leaders Ryan/Seaver
212 Rollie Fingers
273 Checklist 265-396
300 Pete Rose
338 Jackson/Billy Williams AS
414 Checklist 397-528
598 Rookie Outfielders (Ken Griffey)
599A Rookie Pitchers (Padres reg font)
599B Rookie Pitchers (Padres big font)
608A Rookie Pitchers ERR (Apodaco)
654B Jesus Alou COR (outfield)

I should really hit this hard and close the book on '74 one of these days (..seems like I've been saying this for a couple years now, lol). Please let me know if you've got any of these available for trade and I'll try to find you something nice in return.

Great stuff, Chris-- thanks! Congrats on 500 posts and here's to many more!

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And one purchase to squeeze into this post.

I've got a ton of Wil Myers cards and don't really need any more, but in a moment of weakness last week I pulled the trigger on this Christmas Card for a decent price.

I didn't realize it until just now scanning through my blog's archives, but this is the 4th 12/25 "Silver Signatures" card from 2013 Topps Five Star in my collection!

Neat. Cornering the market on these things. haha

Anyways. So I got a "Shipment Update: Shipped" email from COMC the other day and I got really excited that my order from last November was finally on the way. But then I was crushed when the just above Wil Myers card arrived in a lonely, small bubble mailer. Turns out I didn't even look at the seller when I bought it, but it was through COMC's ebay consignment account.

So that was a bummer. BUT then yesterday I got another "Shipment Update: Shipped" email from COMC, and this time it really is my big order from last November. So I've got that to look forward to soon. I barely remember what-all is even in there at this point, but I'm sure there's a bunch of fun stuff that I'll show off on the blog in the near future.


  1. Nice Griff! Yeah I should be (fingers crossed) be getting one of those emails from Comc on 4/26. LOL, we'll see.

  2. I got a COMC package a couple days ago. So keep on hopin'!

  3. Love that '74 Marichal and the Silver Signatures are really sharp! I swore I wasn't going to deal with COMC again, but I've exhausted all my other online options and will probably place an order there this weekend. Maybe it will arrive by Black Friday lol.

    Happy to help with your set build and player PCs. I don't often have newer cards that other bloggers can use- good thing you've got a long list!

  4. Those Silver Signatures are really nice! Silver autos tent to always look good, even when they are a scribble.

  5. Glad you like them! The Piazza was also in mind for your "catchers looking up" collection. I have a '74 Griffey rookie to trade - send me an email if you still need it.

  6. Sounds like your COMC package will be like a Christmas in May kind of thing.