That was a lie only in the sense that I wound up going in and putting down a whole bunch of write-in bids. But they were lowwwww bids, and I got some good stuff again. Let's move beyond the lovely wife's reaction when I came home with the goods Saturday afternoon. I think she's getting numb to it.
Let's review, shall we?
1960 Fleer Lajoie and Foxx
These were the cards I really, really wanted from this auction. This 1960 Fleer set is one of Fleer's first, is chock full of HOFers, is only an 80 card checklist, and is relatively inexpensive to build. Those are facts. Add to that, I love the looks of the set, and this set is a new top priority for my collection. I missed out on a couple of pages of "commons" from this set at this last auction, as obviously my write in bids were not enough. But I did manage to land these two at $2 each, which gave me great joy.
Of course I bought some goodie binders...
I don't mean to repeat myself, but for most of these binders, the value is in the pages and the binder itself. That is true for the most part for the 3 binders I got this week. Here they are by binder:
Binder 1: 80s Stars Binder
I paid $5 for this one, mostly because it had several George Brett and Mike Schmidt cards- players I didn't collect much earlier in my life, but now realize how great they were. I also wanted the Tony Gwynn and Darryly Strawberry pages too. There are about 50 pages in this binder and also included stars such as: Mattingly, Boggs, Puckett, Clemens, Ozzie Smith, Gooden, Dawson and so on and so on.