Here are the goods:
First up Mark put a dent in my 49ers vintage want list with a nice grouping on 1970s 49ers
|1970 Topps 49ers|
|1975 Topps 49ers|
|1975 Topps 49ers|
|1976 Topps 49ers|
This package also inspired another 2018 collection goal. I realized there were quite a few vintage Giants cards that I needed that could be found for an affordable price. I decided to set a goal to collect 20 NY Giants era cards (pre-1958) to my collection in 2018. These were the two cards that woke me up and helped me add this as a focus:
Two awesome 1939 Play Ball Giants! Wow. But the fun didn't end there. I would have been excited and more than satisfied with the 49er cards. Add in these Giants and I was feeling great. However, there were two pieces of cardboard in the package. I originally thought they were only to give the package some rigidity so it wouldn't bend but in between the cardboard was this:
This is a killer Sports Illustrated from about 8 months before I was born celebrating Willie Mays reaching the 3000 hit milestone. Something I enjoy doing but don't do often enough is take a look at old magazines. The collection I bought has a nice stack of 1970s era Baseball Digest and a bunch of old Tuff Stuff & Beckett price guides. I am looking forward to looking through those and have already enjoyed a couple of the articles in this magazine.
The fun didn't end there. There was one last item that fits right into a collection I don't talk much about. I have a couple bookcases in my upstairs hall filled with sports related books. I like to read and I like sports so it makes sense. Mark somehow tracked down this book and sent it my way:
I have read the first few pages and I believe it is a true story about a guy who becomes the NY Giants bat boy. It was published in 1948 with this paperback edition coming out in 1949. I have never seen this book and am so excited to get it. Mark, I can't tell you how much I appreciate these gifts, they are such great additions to my collection. Thank you!