so, i went to the local card show recently and spent some time looking through the vintage and oddball bargain bins. i made some decent purchases, and then looked through another guy's box of cards from the 50's. i am pretty sure that the cards i was looking at were priced at $1 each, and i found some 1957 topps that piqued my interest. there was a roger craig card, which i already have, but it made me hopeful that there might be a clem labine in the box. a pretty reasonable hope, i thought, since that was one of the lowest numbered (#53) dodger 'commons' i need.
the guy asked me if i was looking for anything in particular, so i told him i was looking for clem labine. he looked at me and said, somewhat incredulously, 'that's a $20 card'! as in, why would i think it would be in a $1 box, even though there were other cards from the same series in the box, including craig, whom i deem to be a bigger 'name'. anyway, i backed away from the table as the guy offered to show me his 57 binder which, i imagine, was filled with cards at 75% of book.
that's a wrap - oh my!
7 months ago