Sometimes plans don't work out the way you imagined. Today I planned to make the 45-minute drive to Plano, pick up three cards from David and head back home. I left with many more than three cards.
David gave me a great price on a card I needed for the 1955 All-American set a few months ago. I decided to pick up the rest of the ones he had. I have a copy of the Larry Kelley already, but it's a graded one. I honestly prefer raw cards anyway, so this one goes into the set. I needed the Leo Nomellini, and this one is in fantastic shape. I had a copy of the Beattie Feathers already, but this one is also in great shape and a significant upgrade.
Not two minutes after I paid, I won the hourly door prize, which is a certificate to use with any seller. So, I kept looking. I ended up spending way more than I planned, but I'm not complaining. I pulled cards out of the dollar box, including some I never thought I'd see in a dollar box.
Six cards I needed for the 2001 Topps Heritage set that I'm passively working on.
Two cards (on top) for my personal collection and three others I will list on Trading Card Database to trade.
You're seeing that correctly, 47 cards from the 1952 baseball set. Sure they are all in low grade, but at (less than) a dollar, I took every one in the box! What a great starter lot to add to my collection, not that I will ever attempt the set. I picked these up eight hours ago and the smile hasn't left my face yet. It's the perfect example of why I love card shows. I don't know that I'd ever find a lot like this on eBay and even if it existed, I'm never looking for 1952 Topps. I just jumped on the opportunity to add these to my collection.
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