Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Mail Day #3
Decided to do a second post today, trying to get caught up on my new additions to the collection.
I picked up a few cards in the mail a few days back that I thought I would share. These were picked up on eBay and Sportlots and fill in some holes in my Giants collection and set building.
First up are some Topps Tribute cards. I really like the design of these cards, they are on nice thick stock and are shiny. I believe I picked these up from the same seller with a combined shipping deal and this gives me the complete Giants team set minus the Willie Mays. I also picked up a Bronze McCovey parallel for the Willie Mac collection.
This is the SP parallel of Mel Ott. I really enjoy these parallels Topps put out for a few years. I still have some Giants needs on my want list. I am always on the lookout to secure these legend parallels on the cheap, I recently got a Reggie Jackson and Frank Robinson for about a quarter a piece plus shipping on a Sportlots auction. Can't beat that deal.
Here are a few vintage pickups. First we have Don Larsen of World Series hitter fame. Mr. Larsen spent two full years and part of a third with the Giants and posted a 12-12 record. He also had 14 of his career 23 saves while pitching in San Francisco. The next card is a 1955 Bowman of Jim Hearn. I recently shared my Willie Mays pick up from this set and I am down to needing 3 of the 17 Giants to complete the team set. The 1964 Jim Davenport is in nice shape, he is one of my favorite Giants of the past. I remember stories from my dad about watching him play when he was a kid. Finally a Hank Sauer card from 1959 Topps. This is one of my favorite sets of all time and may be a future feature of the blog if I can get my act together.
This Barry Bonds card is a Pinnacle Starburst parallel. I picked it up on the cheap for under a dollar. The scan really doesn't do it justice, the Starburst effect looks really cool.
Three pick ups for the 1973 set. The Vida Blue is kind of a duplicate, I have one already in Vida collection. I really enjoy the photography of this card. Many times I am not a fan of cards where other players are shown more prominently than the subject of the card but this just works. I like that he is in mid leg kick and ready to deliver the ball. I also picked up a Goose Gossage rookie card - it is in very nice shape. It wasn't super cheap but I was happy to mark this one off the set checklist.