If you read my blog you know that I am trying to get one of every Bill Virdon card. There is a common card though that has eluded me for years. I know it exists but I have never seen it. I don't mean in person I mean on eBay or any other card site. The card I am talking about is a 1984 Expos Stuart #38 Coaching Staff card. It has the entire Expos coaching staff on it which included Virdon. I don't know much about the set and since I have never seen this Virdon card I'm going to guess it was a local set. (hence the Canadian/Expos help)
There is a complete set listed on eBay right now for $10 and it ends in 2 days. I don't want to give $10 for this one card so hopefully someone out there has the card for trade. Please help!
I know I have been gone a long time. I don't have an excuse for it, except for the week I was on vacation, the rest of the time I just didn't "feel it". As a matter of fact I don't feel it right now but I don't want to fall blogrolls just in case inspiration strikes at some point.
Just because I haven't been writing doesn't mean I haven't been trading and picking up cards. I had a nice haul of Topps tattoos a while back that I spread out amongst some bloggers. I nabbed a about 20 Fleer Ted Williams cards for less than a buck a piece and I have added a few Virdon's (including FIVE 1/1 cards!!). That said I also added these and I have no use for them except as trade bait.
So if you are working on a 59 set and don't care, at all, for condition I'll be your Huckleberry. (If you can't tell from the picture someone cut out the team logos from the cards)
Also, Bo and Bert: I didn't forget about you guys I'll be getting you your cards soon.
I used to read a book to my kids at night. It was a Disney Tortoise and the Hare with Donald as the Hare and Goofy as the Tortoise. Goofy drove and old beater in their race and ended up winning with his motto Slow and Steady, Steady and Slow, That's the Way to Go. This is how I have always approached my vintage team sets. With enough money I could scour ebay and fine every last Topps Red Sox card no problem; instead I try to find them on a budget. I have passed on many many cards because they just wouldn't fit the budget.
I got one card closer to my 58 team set. It was the most expensive one. While it may not be the cleanest copy I won it for $5.51. It is definitely in poor condition but it is still a Ted Williams from his playing days. (the scanner cut it short like that, it is a whole card and actually has pretty good corners, considering)
I would rather have a nice crisp copy but this one has it's advantages too. I keep my team sets in binders and it is hard for me to put a really expensive card in a binder page sometimes. But I have no qualms on putting this one in my binder rather than in a top loader.
One of the people that requested to be in the Card Bloggers Unite Fantasy League just hasn't accepted the invitation I send and I am running out of time. So I need one more blogger that is willing to join. Here is who already is participating:
Play At The Plate
Cards on Cards
Beardy (formally of Mojo Beard)
Plain Grey Swatch (The Paper Chase)
Please respond if you want to throw your hat in with this bunch.
I run a Fantasy League that consists of Card Bloggers (and some former bloggers). A few teams dropped out and I need new owners. It is a keeper league and every available team has a decent lineup. GCRL showed interest before already has an invite (if he would just accept it) and I'll take new owners first come first serve. Just comment below. Leave me your email if I don't have it yet or if I can't link to it from your blog.
Yesterday the mailman brought me my newest Virdon card. Yes it is an ugly ass frankencut but it is my 130th unique Virdon card.
It is also my second one since I said I was going to acquire 3 this year. So one more and I have attained my goal but it is safe to say if I find another I'm going to buy it, within reason. I say within reason because one I need just got listed on eBay but it is out of my price range. If someone wants to buy it for me I will trade them a Joe Frazier auto, a Barry Sanders Score RC, and whatever else makes it even.
2012 was a big year for Virdon cards. Between Topps and TriStar there were 14 new Virdon's issued. It is the most cards issued for him in a single year. From the looks of it 2013 will be the total opposite. I'm thinking there will be a good chance that no Virdons are issued at all this year. He was shut out of Heritage since there are no Buyback cards this year (except Beatles and oddball things) and surely he won't be in Signa Cuts two years in a row. I see it as both good and bad. Bad because there is nothing new to chase but good because it is easier on the wallet.