Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Back in time.

About three weeks back I highlighted a bunch of cards that came courtesy of Mark, who has been making a name by dropping some great packages on a lot of people. Shortly after Mark's first bit of generosity, he stepped it up with a package of vintage. It's taken me a bit to get this posted, and I apologize for that, Mark. But I had reason.  Let's me get to what I mean because I am blabbing too much. 

About time!

First in the package was a half dozen White Sox from 1972.

There is just half of the greatness in those cards. That AL Home Run card is pure gold. Mark then dialed in back a couple years with two more White Sox cards.

A nice '71 O'Riley with an amazing photoshopped cap, and a slightly off center and beautiful '68 Pavletich. And that centering does not bother me one bit - man that is a nice card. 

That could be the end of the package and it would rank somewhere between fantastic and remarkable. And then Mark did the unthinkable with a lucky 13 cards like this:

With my love of last year's Heritage, I have decided to make the 1964 Topps the first vintage set I am chasing. If you haven't visited my Wants page, you can see I have a looooooooooong way to go. I am in no hurry, and I hope to complete this set on the super cheap. As in less than a buck a card, except for the few high end cards in the set.

And if you would like to follow me on this journey, I have started a blog of my 1964 Topps set Topps.

Originality - HELL YEAH!

But click the link and play along as I post the cards I have from the set. No set dates on posts - maybe one every 3 or 4 days. Whenever I am in the mood. And if you happen to see any cheap '64s in dime boxes, up to 3 for a $1 box, think of me, would ya?



  1. I'll have to live vicariously through you because 64 Topps is not on my horizon anytime soon.

  2. Very cool. Have a blast with the 64 set and the new blog.

  3. Good luck with the 64s. I will find some more

  4. That photo-hacked O'Riley cap is just amazing. How could Topps produce something like that with a straight face?