Friday, April 28, 2017

Where are all these cards coming from?

Seven days ago, I had seven cards from the 1911 Auto Drivers set.  In the last week, I've received nine more.  I love when I'm at work in the mornings and that ebay notification lights up my phone telling me that my item was delivered.  I know that somewhere between two and three that afternoon, it will be delivered to my desk.  Louis Wagner was the delivery yesterday.

1911 American Tobacco Auto Drivers #25 Louis Wagner

Louis Wagner competed just one in the Indianapolis 500, finishing 26th in the 1919 race.  He won the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup, as mentioned on the back of the card.  Wagner was also the winner of the inaugural United States and British Grand Prix races.

After this pickup, my base set stands at 13/25 cards.  My master set, with all back variations, is at 16/100.  You can see all of my cards from the set on my Collector Focus page.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dime Box Buy - 1987 Donruss Opening Day Puzzle Roberto Clemente

I picked all five copies of this out of the dime box.

1987 Donruss Opening Day Puzzle Roberto Clemente
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dime Box Buy - 2009 SP Authentic Gold #186 Grady Sizemore S#88/299

I was an Indians fan during Grady Sizemore's time in Cleveland.  I always thought he was overrated and struck out WAY too much.

2009 SP Authentic Gold #186 Grady Sizemore
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The First T36 from Open Binders

A few weeks ago, I missed out on an eBay BIN for a T227 Ralph Mulford.  This takes a small amount of the sting off that.

Shortly after I purchased seven T36 cards from eBay, another one I needed popped up from my old friends at Open Binders.  They have had some of these in the past, but not since I've been collecting the cards.  I have picked up some of my 1960 Hawes Wax Indy cards from them and all transactions have been flawless.  Once I saw the eBay listing, I went to their site and bought the card there to save them the eBay fees.  I paced my order Thursday and it was delivered Monday.

1911 American Tobacco Auto Drivers #17 Ralph Mulford
Ralph Mulford competed ten times in the Indianapolis 500.  His best finish was second in the inaugural race in 1911.  There has been controversy over time that may have actually won the race, but Indianapolis Motor Speedway track historian Donald Davidson maintains there is no evidence to back that claim.  Mulford ran much faster throughout the race than winner Ray Harroun but blew out tires twice during the race, allowing Harroun to pass him.  Harroun knew that by running a slower race he could get better tire wear and that strategy helped him win the race.  Mulford won the 1911 Vanderbilt Cup race.

After this pickup, my base set stands at 12/25 cards.  My master set, with all back variations, is at 15/100.  You can see all of my cards from the set on my Collector Focus page.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dime Box Buy - 2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Blue Refractors #BDP22 Sean Gallagher

Serial #d/199.  I don't leave serial numbered cards behind in dime boxes.  

2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Blue Refractors #BDP22 Sean Gallagher
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Monday, April 24, 2017

Dime Box Buy - 1993 SP #274 Russ Davis

This one is actually for my collection.  I was shocked to find a few of these 1992 foils in a dime box and still in damn good shape.  My guess is that this part of the box was fresh.  We all know how condition sensitive they are.

1993 SP #274 Russ Davis 
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Dime Box Buy - 1996 Bowman #374 Vladimir Guerrero

I figure there are still enough Expos collectors out there that I'll be able to find Vladdy a happy home among friends.  He was one of my favorite players of his timeframe.

1996 Bowman #374 Vladimir Guerrero
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