Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sampler Album Additions: 1956 and 1957 Cards

You know what it is that I find so satisfying about my sampler album?  It's the feeling that when I'm working on it, I'm engaged in a true hobby.  So much of the time when I'm buying cards, I feel like I'm just accumulating with no end purpose other than to just have a bunch of cards.   Don't get me wrong, there's something to be said for accumulating, and I'm not poo-pooing that aspect of this hobby, and I won't stop that aspect of the hobby.  Maybe it's time for me to re-visit my "food pyramid" analogy and see if it still holds water for me (coincidentally, I wrote that post 2 years ago yesterday!).

The sampler album feels like a project that, while it will never be truly complete, I can monitor progress like I'm building a set, but there is flexibility and a bit of the unknown in it's future, kind of like busting wax.

Anyway, enough blathering.  Here are a few cards I picked up for the album the other day at Cleve's:

 This Bobby Richardson rookie card is stained on the back, and has a hairline crease running vertically through the middle of it.  Still, it's a nice rookie card to add, and Cleve gave me a good deal on it and the other '57s below.

 The other two 1957's I added were strong too, especially the Kaline.  My 1957 page is complete now!

I guess it was Yankee day at Cleve's, because I also picked up this 1956 Don Larsen.   My 1956 page was already full, so I was able to change out one of the commons for this guy.

1 comment:

The Lost Collector said...

Such a closet Yankee fan!

The background on the Richardson is awesome! I had never seen that card.