Saturday, December 21, 2013

The five

I've dragged this out long enough.  Here are the top five (in my opinion) cards I got from my friend the former card shop owner.

Before he was Catfish, it's a 1966 Topps Jim Hunter.  The corners are a little soft and there is one blemish along the left edge, but this is a nice card and one I never would have thought I'd have in my collection.

How about a nice 1959 Topps Hank Aaron Baseball Thrill?  The white spot on the left side isn't a crease. It almost looks like someone took a pencil eraser and lightly rubbed the color off.  Hey Captain Canuck, you waited a while, but here's another Brave!

Hey look, it's a 1966 Bill Sorrell rookie card!!  Oh yea, Fergie is there too.

Didn't I tell you there were Dodgers?  The top and bottom left corners of this Sandy Koufax are a little dinged up, but who am I to argue with that.  I love this card.

Last, but not least, we have this beauty.

A 1959 Harmon Killebrew.  It's got those phantom scratches on the bottom, but I'm still happy to have it.  I don't know much about this set, but this is a black back version.

Alright folks, that's it. All 57 of the cards my extra good, super duper friend pulled for me.

The price for these cards?

$10.  That's it.  Unbelievable really.  I think the next time I go to his house, I'll have to over pay a little just to help even the score.


  1. For those cards, I think you owe him a mortgage payment. Some real beauts in there.

  2. Wow, what a deal (and what fun living vicariously through your blog with all that vintage goodness)! That $10 was much better spent than it would have been on a Topps "Value Box" or whatever they try to sell these days.

  3. nice. I could probably fly down there next time you are heading over for a visit and still come out ahead at those prices. hmmmmmmmmm.

  4. an Aaron is always worth waiting for...

  5. You live in a cardboard wonderland. You know that, don't you?

  6. I would've paid $10 for that Killebrew alone. You're one lucky card collector!

  7. Wow, that Koufax is tremendous. Your new friend is certainly giving you the hook up!

  8. Wow... $10? Very nice. Love that 2nd year Catfish.

  9. Just take him some dinner or something. I know whataburger is popular there. Too bad you can't take him to a Fuzzys tacos.

    You did good!

  10. I'm just helping you keep track now...Part 7. I do love those Sandy and Killer cards though.