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I picked up some cards that I really love on Sunday. Yes, the T206 card was the big boy, but it's possible to love smaller pickups just as much.
|1955 Bowman #119 Frank Gatski|
I understand. The card is in great shape. It's a little off center and has a minor print flaw but I think it's solid. Did you know that Frank Gatski is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Did you know that per Sports Card Forum's Inventory Manager, he only had eight "cards" produced during his playing days? Of those eight, only this one was a "mainstream" issue. I pick up copies of it as I see them, if they are at a good price.
One other fun fact if you've never heard the name Frank Gatski before today (or perhaps if you had). He played football at Farmington High School in West Virginia. Farmington is a coal town that never has had a census population greater than 900 people. A decade later, another Hall of Famer graduated from that same high school. If there are other high schools that have produced two football Hall of Famers, I doubt the high school was as small as Farmington. That other Hall of Famer is Sam Huff.
|1965 Topps #36 Bobby Wine|
|1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures #110 Paul Hornung|
|1956 Topps #140 Herb Score|
|1934-36 Diamond Stars #83 Paul Waner|
I was surprised at the low asking price on the Paul Waner card. I love the card and the price I paid is just a little below what it would probably sell for on feeBay, but before the fees. I'm glad Rich had it because otherwise it's not something that I would have looked for.
|1968 Topps #558 Johnny Edwards|
|1955 Topps All American #85 Sid Luckman|
I got this one for a great price. I know the centering is off but the color is fantastic and corners and edges are solid. Perhaps I will find a trade partner someday and use it to pick up one of the bigger cards I still need for my set.
It was a great show. This particular one is run twice a year and draws some different sellers than the ones that I typically see. It's also run as a fundraiser, which I like. Oh, I walked out with some cards I'm thrilled to have.