Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hank Aaron MVP 1957 & Homerun King card. Almost left without them

Back again. Today I want to talk about 2 cards that for some reason almost went unnoticed during my last 3 hour long flea market adventure. I'm talking about a Hank Aaron MVP and a Hank Aaron new home run king.

After been seated for 3 hours (at least now they let me use one of the chairs), I was ready to pay and leave when the dealer was interrupted by an old couple looking at some vintage coins and jewelry, so instead of taking MY seat, I reached over the table and found a little box with some baseball cards the dealer keeps in a separate box (Dominican players and others with sentimental value) where I discovered these Aaron's.  He used to take those special cards out and and hand them over to me 1 by 1 but never the whole pkg. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dennis Eckersley 1977 Topps kevlar game used shot card...

I have no idea what happened to this card. Seems like Dennis the menace got his ass kicked on a recent Wax Heaven "cardboard war". He was matched against Suge Knight.

2 holes?
Should I submitt it for grading?  naaaaa

Monday, October 20, 2008

Turn back the clock.... tan-tan-tan...

The first time I got my hands on this card, was the TBC version and really caught my attention. The look in his eyes, so weird, so brokeback mountain, so police academy 3, so Pauly Shore, so, so, so...

C'mon, this guy belted 3,023 hits and YOU, so so so called "decision picture publisher" or whatever is your job title, had to choose this 1979 pic for a FOREVER TO BE REMEMBER TURN BACK THE CLOCK EDITION!! man!! Haven't you seen his Topps 1971? or 1974?

Anyway, during my flea market excursions I have gather some other moldy and creased versions of his cards to share.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My only Mays... LAMINATED!!!

And there it was... Willy, yes, Willy. Battling, furious, World Series, 1973, Willy. 10-7 final score. Buth then, disaster striked: LAMINATED!! and you have to see how proud was this "genius" owner of his creativity to conservate the card. It was like the "brilliant" Guiness beer adds and not the "beer table" one.

But what could I've said, anyway I was going to buy this card even if it had been run over by Gengis Kan ghetto crew. It was my first and so far only Mays. DOP$15 dominican pesos later (.20c USD) I was on my way home with some other finds I'll talk about on a later post. 

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Team cards

Tks for tuning in. I didn't use to be a team cards collector but since I decided to go vintage, what ta heck. Bring them on!

While hustling through some old cards at the flea market I found a couple of team cards and bought them all for the breakeven amount of .20c each:

 As always, all of them NRMT - MT condition jejeje especially the Braves one.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A sad day for the hobby.... but Fernando was "in fuego"

Today is a sad day for my FMA, cause for the first time in a couple of weeks, I went to Santo Domingo (where the antique market I shop is at) and my favorite seller was out of town.

I asked, asked and asked but everyone else just had old coins, vintage jewelry and other crap.

Anyway, I want to take the chance and show you why Fernando Valenzuela was so good in the 80's:

I found this one almost 2 months ago. Can you spell V-O-O-D-O