I have a folder set up on my computer with scans of cards that I have acquired since I started this blog or have pulled from my collection with plans of blogging about them. I was thinking about blogging ideas and was looking through the folder and realized I have over 250 scans. For each scan I made I had an idea about a blog post I could create from the scan but if I am being honest with myself many of the ideas have gone by the wayside. I guess it is time to study the scans and come up with some new ideas.
I have been doing better as of late on scanning incoming cards and immediately writing the post. I will have to mix in some of the older scans with new stuff coming in to clear out my folder. Maybe I should add timely posts after scanning to my 2013 goals???
When looking through my folder, I noticed the number of 1956 Topps cards I had picked up over the last 2-3 months towards my Giants team set. When checking my want list I realized that I only need 1 more card to complete the team set, unfortunately it happens to be Willie Mays- just like my 1955 Topps, 1963 Fleer and 1965 Topps want lists. The joys of having the greatest player of all time as a former player on you favorite team.
Here are some of my 1956 recent pick ups:
post earlier tonight from Nick over at Dime Boxes who mentioned he may be interested in going after a collection of cards with players showing high leg kicks. Jim here may fit the bill (and don't forget about the Dominican Dandy - Juan Marichal if you decide to go that route Nick).
I mentioned that these 8 cards were my only 2 100% new cards as I also picked up these 2 cards:
If you look at my 1956 want list you will still see 8 cards listed including both versions of the Willie Mays card but the other 6 are all cards where I have one version. Anyone know how and where to pick up some Willie Mays cards on the cheap so I can finish some team sets?