Last week I gave a preview of some of the big ticket items that were up for auction this week at Cleve's. A cruel few of you tried to lay peer pressure on me to get me to bid on the 1933 Babe Ruth Goudey card for $1,500. My desperate need for attention and acceptance by others wass only overpowered by my need not to be thrown out of the house, so I was able to abstain. The bids I wrote in for the stuff I could afford and wanted mostly were defeated. I'm still bummed I didn't get the Tony Gwynn Sterling card, but I think it went for way more than I wanted to spend. A few things did slip through to me, one of which in my opinion is one of the best values I've picked up at Cleve's yet. That one I'll save for tomorrow.
Of the few items I did win, I think they are gems. Starting with this sucker:
I also picked up an auto of one of my 80's heroes:
I also got back on the vintage train. This was the only single card I picked up:
Speaking of 1971 Topps, that was a big part of my other win at Cleve's, and I'm excited enough about it to give it it's own post tomorrow.
Topps Retired Rings Sandberg $5: A These things are pretty expensive, and they are very cool. Not sure if I'm going to flip it or not.
UD Auto Facts Eric Davis $4: A A great value here. He's not a Hall of Famer, but had some brilliant seasons in the bigs and was an electric player to watch.
1971 Topps Steve Garvey $2: A nice solid rookie card of a perenial all star.