Saturday, June 17, 2017

COMC Mail - Oldies, but Goodies

Thursday, another package arrived from COMC.  I'm going to break it down over multiple posts, but let's start with the vintage goodies that were inside.

1952 Topps #129 Johnny Mize
 I love this card.  I'm no Yankees fan, but it's the image that gets me on this one.  The 1952 Topps set is art.  I wish cards still had this look.  The horizontal look, holding three bats, the facade of Yankee's just beautiful.  Believe it or not, this is my first card from the set.  There is one more that I want, but it's a high-number.  Some day.  Maybe.

1959 Topps #88 Herb Score
 I have a couple of copies of this card, but for 20 cents, I wasn't passing up another hobby.

1971 Topps #5 Thurman Munson
I mentioned this card as my favorite card from the 1970s in my 30-Day Card Challenge post.  I had to pick up a low-grade copy.  Not just ANY low grade copy, but the one that I used for an image in that post.
1955 Topps All American #75 Hugh Gallarneau

1955 Topps All American #91 Bob Odell
For $7.99 apiece, I decided to add these two cards to my collection.  I have a set on the PSA Registry.  I don't often add to it, but when I can find cheap, graded copies, I pick them up.

These five cards were the only vintage that came this time.  It'll be all modern in the upcoming days.

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about seven months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!


  1. Man, that is quite the quintet! Awesome stuff.

    1. I was really happy with the priced paid for them as well. The Mize was more than I wanted to put out, but I got it right about going (eBay) rate so I can't complain much. The condition isn't brutal for a 52, either. I'm not a condition snob.

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    1. Pure beauty. I'm considering working on the 2001 Heritage set, just because I love the design and how the images are art, not just pictures.

    2. Me's the only card I have from my father's childhood (although I did get a nice bunch of cards from the era that were my uncle's). The only reason it didn't get thrown away is that he had Mize autograph it at Yankee Stadium, and it was in his autograph book!

  3. Great stuff! Especially love the Mize and Munson.