Welcome to my blog. Preparing for the last Cardboard Hurrah

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Good Times with some '69s

The blog world is quite a fantastic place filled with awesome collectors of all ages at different stops on their collecting journeys.  I have had the great opportunity to meet and interact with so many of these great folks.  This quest to complete the 1969 Topps Set has taken many twists and turns.  So many folks have helped along the way and I haven't always done them justice with the recognition.  But I do appreciate the help everyone has provided.  This week really brought that home with a few additional bricks in the wall.

The first bit of help came from Mr. Haverkamp.  He reached out to me after reading a post on my friend Fuji's blog.  He offered to send some cards I was lacking and soon these arrived:
Very appreciative that a friend of a friend would jump out there to help me!  Thank you Jim!

The other arrival this week came from someone I'm very familiar with-P Town Tom.  Over the last couple of years, Tom and I have become quite the cardboard acquaintances.  We take turns dropping the hammer on each others mailbox regularly.  Tom has really helped out with some prime additions to my 69 set.  This week I received one that really struck a chord.  The travels that the card took to get to me were quite extensive.  The "character" of the card spoke to me.  I can only imagine the story behind the tape stain.  This card probably meant so much to someone at some point and now the weary tape stained traveler has come home again to where it can be appreciated.  Some cards exhibit this character and others simply do not.  I cannot imagine that a tape stained 1988 Donruss Ed Romero will stand the test of time but this one will:
Never forget just how great the folks out there are pretty awesome.  Most of us will never have the opportunity to meet in person but the fun and enjoyment that we bring to each others lives is priceless.

Thanks to Mr. Haverkamp, Tom, Mark and everyone out there that makes this E World such a great place to be!  Have a Great Weekend!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Biggest 69 Update of ALL

Another 69 Topps Update
I have gotten quite a bit of help and located a lot for my 1969 Topps Set lately.  PTown Tom sent me a Hammering Hank! and a Roberto Clemente !!  In a PWE!!!!   I think my insanity may be wearing off on my buddy TOM!  I really knocked a big one off the list this week! Not Mint Grade A but still IT'S A CARD I NEVER THOUGHT I'D HAVE!!!!
 Check it out!

   Thought it might be a good time to update my need list and see if there are any out there looking for a good home.  Definitely getting closer!

I need the following:

If you are looking to unload any of these please keep me in mind.

Thank for any help past, present, or future!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

My personal subsidy of the USPS continues

If you live below prepare yourself for some postal love perhaps: