Monday, April 25, 2011

New Best Package of the Year!!

 The package I received from Ryan a week ago was great but what my friend Joey sent blows it out of the water.  Remember that awesome package Night Owl got a few weeks ago with a Mays card.  Not up to snuff with this package. 

Anyone that has been reading knows that I got rid of all my cards before I moved to the Phoenix area from Missouri.  I gave them all to a friend and fellow collector that I have dealt with about 15 years now.  He is the guy that opened up a card shop in our small Missouri town.  I called him one day and told him to come to the house and pick up some cards to get rid of for me.  I gave him a whole trunk of late 80s early 90s complete football sets, two monster boxes of Red Sox doubles, a whole bunch of 90s football inserts and a bunch of comic book toys.  Here is the first installment of my return.

 Those look like late 60s and 70 Topps cards.   They are not.  They are 60s and 70 O-Pee-Chee cards.  You can't tell from looking at the fronts so here are some back scans.

The purple one is easiest to tell that it is not a Topps card from the great big O in the left corner.  The 70 in the right is harder to tell cause it just says printed in Canada on the left.

1964 and 65 are the same with the only difference being the printed in Canada.  

It is a good thing that he pointed out they were O-Pee-Chee cause I would have never noticed.  All I look at on the back of a card is the number.  Everything else is just there.

I have been chasing this next card for years.

 This is a 1958 Hires Root Beer Bill Virdon for the Virdon collection.  They are almost always graded on eBay and always lots of money.  See what I mean?  I have watched many many go by because they were out of my price range.  Once a long time ago there was one for 20 that was autographed I passed on cause I didn't want one signed unless I got it in person.  Afterwards I wished I had bought it cause I didn't think I would ever see another go cheap enough again.  Now I don't have to look for it anymore.

Here is the back because I know some people are interested in that sort of thing. I think it is kind of cool that the number is inside of a root beer bottle lid.   That reminds me I found a old style pull tab on the ground in Payson, AZ this weekend.  It has been years since I saw one which I thought was funny because they used to be on the ground all over the place.

Now the card that really makes the package great.

A 59 Topps Ted Williams All Star card.  It isn't in the best shape but a Williams card from his playing days is a gem in my collection.  I kind of like that it is not in good shape cause I don't have any remorse putting it in a binder with my other 59s.  If it was in really great condition I would have to put it in a top loader instead. 

To top it all off he still has a ton of stuff to get rid of for me.  That means I have more stuff coming at some point.


MattR said...

Now that's a great package! A card shop that I would recommend in the Phoenix area is Batter's Box. It is on Cactus Road just west of I-17 (about 28th avenue). They've been around since I was in high school in the early 1980s and they do mostly vintage stuff. It would be quite a drive for you since it's on the other side of town, but it's a good place.

AdamE said...

I have found 3 so far. If I make it over the the West side for some reason I'll check that one out. I have 2 others on the west side that were recommended also. Maybe I just need to take a ball card trip one day. I just need to figure out how to convince my wife it is a good idea.

night owl said...

Good stuff. But I'll still take Mays-F Robby-Gibson-Yaz and Blue anyday.

AdamE said...

Oh yours was good but since I already have that Yaz. This one was better.