Tuesday, December 19, 2017

It Arrived - T206 Scoops Carey

I don't usually bid on eBay auctions until the end.  This card is in my saved searches and when it came up I placed a somewhat strong bid immediately.  I knew I wouldn't win it for that price and I don't even know why I bid so early.  I forgot about it.  Then I received notification with a couple of hours that it was close to ending and was still high bidder.  I watched the countdown while sitting at a high school choir performance and couldn't believe that I won the auction.  More than a week later I'm still dumbfounded.

1909-11 T36 Scoops Carey Old Mill Back
This is the first double I've picked up from the set and it doesn't add to my "number."  It is one of the cards I want to complete a back run of since he attended my alma mater.  I believe there are four back variations and the two I have are the most common.  I'm usually very analytical and remember most things, but the nuances of the T206 set have been difficult for me to wrap my head around.

Adding this card to my collection keeps me at 21 cards (front only) from the T206 set.  If you're interested, you can see my T206 cards here.

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  1. Wow, that's a great addition.
    It amazes me that Topps didn't invent the sports card parallel.

  2. Congratulations! That's a really nice double.

  3. congrats!

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