Thursday, April 11, 2019

New School Treatment To An Old School Player Collection

I don't know how people with a Player Collection of a modern player do it.  All the Autos, jerseys, millions of 1/1 cards, and other low serial numbers how do you even start to decide what to chase.  It is one of the nice things about player collecting a guy that only played/managed through the early 90s; there is only so much for me to chase and I for the most part know what is out there I don't have yet.  It isn't too often I find something that completely surprises me.  Well, I just got something that completely surprised me.


A printing plate from 1962 Topps.   Did you know these were out in the wild, I didn't?   If it had come from Topps Vault that would be understandable but this didn't.  (though it was  really big seller on eBay)  I had thought that all the printing plates went to Venezuela so that they could do the Venezuelan cards.  Maybe the reason the 1962 Venezuelan set didn't include Virdon amongst others is the printing plates never left that states.  I probably way overpaid for this since I'm the only Virdon collector that I know of but I couldn't take the chance it got away and did the BIN the day it got posted.  I mean it's a 57 year old item that shouldn't exist but does.

I now know how it feels to get a printing plate for my Player Collection just like those modern collectors, only different.

5 comments:

Mark Hoylr said...

Very cool pieces Adam, enjoying seeing the Virdon collection. You have some unique pieces. I’ve thought the same thing about modern PC guys. I’m glad mine are all retired. I only chase playing day cards

Fuji said...

Wow. A printing plate from the 60's? Don't see those very often. Heck... I don't think I've ever seen one of those.

Jon said...

Pretty cool! If I remember correctly, Bob (Five Tool Collector) had a printing plate from this set in one of his posts not too long ago as well. It is kind of amazing to think that any of these did survive the ravages of time.

Fuji said...

Kudos to Topps for keeping a lot of cool stuff in their vault all these years. It'd be cool if they started offering 50's, 60's, and 70's printing plates as hits in a future product.

AdamE said...

Hmmm... Topps Vault 50s... I might know my next post...