Yes, the lovely wife was in for yet another shock tonight on my return from the weekly sports card auction at Cleve's Sports Cards. I came home with quite a haul, for a small time collector. Instead of goody boxes, this time I brought home goody binders. Let's see how I did:
Purchase grade: A+ I'll take $.18 per screw down/magnet holder any day of the week. And they are in great shape. I'm just ticked that I didn't jump on the box of 50 brand new 9 pocket pages that went for $3.
On to the cards:
Purchase Grade: B It is a Topps Certified auto, but I just didn't need it. Although, if I can get something good in trade for it, I will give myself a better grade.
C For the Mantle. I didn't get a good look at this card. It has been checkmarked. I also would like an earlier Mantle than 1969. I was too impulsive on this one.
Purchase Grade B- It's creased, but it's Clemente and it was $5. Hint: I can definately see this as a potential prize should I decide to do another Big Fun Game in the near future...
Tomorrow, I'll cover the goody binders that my wife rolled her eyes at. She's lucky I didn't really go crazy. I held off on a lot. There were several pages of (9) 1956 Commons that I could have had for $3 each. I'm starting to kick myself over that miss. There was a Gayle Sayers autographed football that went for $17. There was a cool ticket from a Yankee game at Yankee Stadium from the 50s that went for $10. There were several unopened wax boxes from the junk wax years that went for $3 each. See baby, it could have been worse. Much worse.
But, so far, what do you think? Can you please explain to the lovely wife what a great job I did? And yes, most all of this (and what I show tomorrow) is up for trade, except the Banks.