Friday, August 29, 2008

Mickey Mantle

Where purchased: eBay

Condition: Poor to fair with lots of creases, dings and some major wear.

Comments: Hey it's Mickey Mantle. When looking at buying this card I saw several (in better shape) selling for $800 to $2,000-plus. And while $xxx  is not what I would usually spend for a card in this condition, it is a pretty scarce card from a not-so-east-to-find regional set. At least that's what I keep telling myself when I think about its price.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Gus Bell

Where purchased: eBay

Condition: Very good to excellent with no creases and slight corner dings.

Comments: Notice that Bell plays for the Redlegs not the Reds. It was the 1950's after all, and back then it wasn't a good thing to be called Red because of its communist connotation.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Harvey Kuenn

Where purchased: eBay

Condition: Good with scuff marks in the bottom-right quarter.

Comments: The back of this card states that Harvey Kuenn was the rookie of the year for 1953.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Billy Pierce

Where purchased: eBay

Condition: Very good. It would probably be closer to excellent if it didn't have writing on the back.

Comments: I wonder what the "RL" on the back stands for. Could it be a kid's initials? Too bad, a nice card otherwise.

Jim Hegan

Where purchased: eBay

Condition: Very good to excellent with no creases and slight corner dings. This card has vibrant color.

Comments: This is a pretty nice card. The red background really pops.

Alvin Dark

Where purchased: Kit Young Cards. While they are a large mail-order and eBay seller, I actually bought this in person from their warehouse.

Condition: Good to very good with a few light creases and some damage to the upper-right corner.

Comments: This is the first Red Heart I ever owned. I saw it in a catalog and didn't want to spend too much so I got this one of Alvin Dark. At least I had heard of him.