Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Major Addition to the Player Collection

Have you ever received a card you thought you would never own?  I did last week.  I don't even know what to say about it so here it is:

That is a 2011 Heritage Stamps Buyback Bill Virdon.  Why did I think I would never own it?

I know it is hard to see the foil in the top right corner but it says 1/1.

I used to be the Dan Marino Super Collector in the late 90s.  I wasn't just a super collector I scoured online trade sights and ebay and I really think I was The Marino Supercollecor with almost 2000 different Marino cards.  (I also was single, lived with my grandparents, and carried a full time job so I had lots of extra money to spend)  I quit when all the shortprint cards came out because I couldn't ever get "them all" anymore.  I quit collecting all together soon after that.  1/1 cards drove me from the hobby.

So when I started my Virdon collection I did it because he was from my hometown but also because I had a chance to get them all.  Yes there are some oddball short printed cards from the 60s but no 1/1 cards.  Topps screwed that up in 2011 but I ignored it and didn't consider it as something I needed.  But low and behold I now have it in my collection.


Greg Zakwin said...

Congrats on the sweet pickup!

dkwilson said...

Awesome! Congrats!

--David said...

That is fantastic! What a great addition to your collection!!

cynicalbuddha said...

congrats on the pick up that....is....SWEEEEET!

Pirates Treasure Room said...

Congratulations on the pickup. 1/1s can be really annoying.

Play at the Plate said...

Congrats Adam! I know you must have been excited to get that one.