Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Morning post, an Old and a New!

I recently added one nice vintage card and one nice newer card to my collection. Both cool in their own right but both desired as well. (for lack of a better word) I am chasing every Phillies team set from 1952 up. I have made huge progress over the last year (grabbing the 4 high numbered in the 52 set were quite difficult). I am gaining ground on 1957 as well. I still need the Richie Ashburn, but I did add this one!

A pretty serious looking Robin Roberts! He had quite a good career, considering he is in the hall of fame. It's a bit off center but I believe I paid less then 5 dollars so I was more then pleased with the purchase.

This next card is more for you new school collectors. It's an auto of a non Philly that I had wanted for a while. I decided to pull the trigger for the price of a blaster which I thought was reasonable. One of the best 3rd baseman in the game today!

If he was in a larger market, I bet his cards would be way less affordable. He's got all the talent, I'd take him on my team in a second. His signature is at least readable even on the mini card and it's nice to see it on card and framed so nicely.

Quite (word of the day!) pleased with these 2 acquisitions!

Thanks for reading!