Sunday, October 7, 2018

Nice Vintage Pickups

Several months back I ran across a company, Burl's Sportscards, that was breaking vintage sets.  They sell slots based on the number of cards in the set.  A random draft is completed and you get the cards that correspond to your slot.

Previously I had participated in a 1952 Bowman break and a 1953 Topps break.  I picked up 2 Bowman spots and 1 1953 spot.



The Mize was a pretty nice pickup but I didn't really do so well.  I had taken a break for a while, tempted by a 1952 Topps break but hadn't pulled the trigger in quite a while.

A couple weeks back, I was lucky enough to check my personal email during the work day and see an announcement on a vintage break of cards from various vintage sets.  There were 50 cards and 50 slots for $25 each.  The big score was a 1963 Topps Pete Rose rookie.  I decided to pick up two slots and while I wasn't lucky enough to score the Rose, I did get two pretty nice vintage cards.



First up is a 1959 Topps Hank Aaron card.  The condition on this card isn't great.  You can see the corners are not sharp at all and there is a crease on the left side through the Braves logo.



My second card is a 1952 Topps Gil Hodges.  The card is off center a bit but the corners and color look great.  The primary flaw is a pen mark near the card number on the back.  A small flaw for a very nice looking card.

I plan to keep my eyes open for more of Burl's breaks, lots of fun with a change of a big score

7 comments:

  1. Mize, Aaron, and Hodges were great gets.

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  2. Pretty cool Hodges.

    Those Burl's breaks always look interesting. I never get in on breaks but if I ever do, I'll probably go there.

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  3. I've been tempted by these vintage breaks on more than one occasion, thankfully I've been able to resist... so far! They look like fun, but I just know that I would end up with a dud.

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  4. Congratulations! For roughly the price of a blaster you took home two vintage stars. That's a win/win situation.

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  5. This is vintage! This game is making me crazy! fan girl here!

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