Saturday, November 2, 2013

Cleve's Auction Night: Cleve Strikes Yet Again

Those that follow this blog know how big a part of my collection comes from the weekly auction at Cleve's Collectibles in Springdale, Arkansas.  You also know of the many times Cleve has surprised me with a generous, and completely unexpected gift of cardboard. 

He did it again this week.  Behold this 1934 Diamond Stars beauty:

I had put a bid on this card, simply because I thought it was cool looking, and because I don't have any cards from the 1934 Diamond Stars set.  The card has a some writing on the front and back, so I thought I might be able to get it at a good price.  Besides the writing, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the card- no crease, tears or holes.  And though he's not a household name, Myer was nothing to sneeze at as a player.  He had over 2,000 hits, was a 2 time All Star and led the league in hitting in 1935.

I went in to Cleve's today to see if I'd won anything for the week, and to look at next week's cards up for auction.  I was thrilled when I saw the Myer card with my bidder number on it.  I tried to find the  write in amount so I could remember what I bid on it, and instead saw a nice note from Cleve saying that this card was on the house.  I tried to talk him out of it, but he wasn't hearing it.

Unbelievable!  I'm once again blown away by Cleve's kindness.  I'm truly speechless about this.

I did have another win- a pair of 1969 Topps cards for my Sampler Album:

My 1969 page is now full, and has lots of great names on it.  I'll have a post about it sometime soon I hope.


1969 Topps Robinson & Marichal  $4  A+  Come on, $2 each for these guys?

1934 Diamond Stars Buddy Meyer $0  A+  Is there a higher grade I could give than an A+? A+ Infinity?   Cleve is too much.