Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cleve’s Auction Night- Theyrrrr'e Great

My winnings were great, that is, and they happened to be all Kellogg's vintage 3D cards.

Actually, I came home with far less that I anticipated this week.  When I went to Cleve's on Saturday to scope out the auction fodder, I was interested in quite a bit of stuff.  There were complete sets of 81 and 82 Topps in albums that I was targeting, as well as a goodie album that had about 4 pages of very interesting Perma cards from 1982 and 1983.  I don't know much about these cards, but I thought I might be able to get the album for around $5 to $7.  Unfortunately, it wound up going for $11 and I chickened out.  The $11 was a write in bid and I could have had it for $12.  It had all the great 80s stars too:  Brett, Yount, Rose, Schmidt, etc.  I'm kind of kicking myself now.  

The complete 81 and 82 Topps sets in binders went for about $25 each, and I'm kind of kicking myself for not getting one of them too, especially the 82 set with the Ripken rookie.

But, no use crying over it.  As the great Nolan Richardson used to say when the Hogs would lose out on a top recruit, "You can't lose what you don't have."  Man I miss Nolan.  But I digress.

But I did come away with a few consolation prizes and only spent $12 on the night, which was a pleasant surprise to the lovely wife.   Here's what I picked up:

I love this 1970 Kellogg's set.   It's loaded with Hall of Famers, and, as I've mentioned, I'm a sucker for 3D and other gimmicks on cards.  And, anytime I can get an Ernie Banks vintage card on the cheap, I'm going to do it.  I got this one for $4.  I like that it's graded, even though the actual grade doesn't mean much to me.  There's something about a slabbed card that I dig, even though I know it's a vulgar practice to many of you.
I also picked up 2 other non-graded 1970 Kellogg's cards:

These were the only other two 1970 Kellogg's cards available at the auction, and they both happened to be Twins.  I think these are my first Killebrew and Carew vintage cards, making these purchases that much better.  I got both for $2 each.

Finally, I scored this lot of 3 from the 1972 Kellogg's All Time Greats set:
This set also features 3D styling, but the cards are slightly smaller.  $4 got me a Gerhig, Wagner and Hornsby.  Nothing wrong with that trio.

Ernie Banks 1970 Kellogg's $4:  A  This set is just cool, and so is Ernie Banks.
Rod Carew 1970 Kellogg's $2:  A-  I'll take a vintage star like Carew for $2 every time.
Harmon Killebrew 1970 Kellogg's $2:  A-  My first Killebrew card, and again, this set is just cool.

3 Card Lot 1972 Kellogg's ATG $4:  A+  It's Gerhig, Wagner, and Hornsby for crying out loud. 


Spiegel83 said...

I may have to visit this shop someday. These auctions sound like fun and you always get a variety of great cards.

The Lost Collector said...

Nice pickups!