As promised I’d like to show off the cool non sport stuff I got at Cleve’s Tuesday night. First, I should cover two other minor purchases quickly:
First I bought this box of 1995 Donruss commons. I spent $5 on it. I should have left it alone. I was hoping a Puckett or Clemens Rookie might sneak in there. Or at least a Darryl Strawberry. Nope, just commons. So if anyone is building this set, I’m sure I can help you out. Maybe I’ll see how much of the set this box fills and complete it myself. I’m not thrilled with this purchase. The box they came in was nasty, and I’ve already tossed it.
On a brighter note, I got this 1992 Topps set for $2. I know the 1992 set is nothing great, but try to find a complete set for $2 and not pay shipping.
Here is the best purchase of the night- a 2,400 count goodie box:
One row was filled with baseball/football and basketball cards, and the other was filled with miscellaneous stamp collecting stuff. Does anyone know anything about stamp collecting? I don’t and have know idea if any of this stuff is worth anything. Here is the stamp stuff a little more splayed out:
I was digging through everything and came across what I think is my favorite find in this whole goodie box:
These are postcards from 1909. I don’t know why, but I’m enamored with these. I especially like the one with the picture of the horse. I can’t read what’s on the back of it, but I can read the back of the other card and thought I would share it with you:
“Dear sister:- I sent you a letter at Christmas time. Thanked you for Martin’s tie he was very much pleased with it. did the draft take any of your boys or did any of them enlist. every single man physically able has been called from here. Martin has a silo filling outfit and has been very busy filling silos. we are milking 12 cows. Have a 5 J silo. love Sadie & Martin."
How awesome is that? What a sobering conversation to witness from that point in history. The question regarding her boys being drafted asked so casually gave me chills when I read it. I feel like I have an artifact that belongs in a museum.
I'll give myself a grade on the goodie box after showing the rest of it in my next post. Here are the other grades for the above purchases:
1985 Donruss Box $5= D: Eh, this was a waste of money, as much as I like '85 Donruss.
1992 Topps Set $2= A: A complete set for $2 has to be an A