Family, kid's soccer, work and life in general has kept me pretty busy lately, and I've been absent from Cleve's Tuesday night auctions for quite a while. I miss it. I've been putting in write in bids, but it's pretty hard to go to battle for what you want when you're not present at the auction. This past week I put in several write in bids, but only came away with one win:
fake as it may be, of the only Triple Crown winner in my lifetime.
I say I "think" I bid $2 or $3 because when I pulled out my wallet to pay for it, Cleve waived me off and said "nah, just take it." My guilty conscious wouldn't let me and I tried to convince him to let me pay, even if it was just a small amount. He wouldn't have it, so I got this nice little gem for free. I can add this to the other displays of generosity from Cleve, here and here (my first tweet).
Not only that, as I was walking out, Cleve was sorting a 1988 Fleer Tiffany set out by teams and handed me a Rangers team set:
Grades? What grades? This is an A+ auction all the way. I wonder where the hobby would be if every town had a dealer like Cleve?