Sunday, July 31, 2022

Latest Pick Up

 Hey Guys and Gals!  I know it's been a while since I've posted anything here.  But I wanted to share my latest pick up.

Of course, it's another E98.  And I picked it up quite some time ago, but never posted it.  It's an Eddie Collins green background.

This brings my total for the set up to 26/30 and leaves me with needing a Cobb, Lajoie, Wagner and Young to complete the set.  I'm not likely to get a Cobb, Wagner or Young anytime soon, but have a line on a Lajoie that I may be able to afford.  

Young will be the last card I buy for this set as I can't stand the idea of paying Cy Young prices for an Irv Young card.  I always told myself I would never buy that card or any other Irv Young card that is selling as a Cy Young card.  

But, when I get down to just the Young, I might change my mind to complete the set.  We'll see.

Here is the composite image of my current set as it stands now.

I really like the randomness of the background colors in this image.  I only know of one collector who has completed the master set of 120 cards from this set.  That's each card in all four colors. Of course I'm not going for that craziness.

Which are your favorite background colors?  Blue is my favorite, then orange, then green, and lastly red.  I think that red is my least favorite because so many of the cards found in the Black Swamp Find were red backgrounds and that just killed them for me.  

Blues are the least available ones in my personal experience working on the set so I tried to pick up blue backgrounds as much as possible.  When I couldn't find a blue I would search our orange backgrounds. 

Well thanks for reading and I hope you are all doing well.

Enjoy the hobby's a great one.


Jon said...

I can't even imagine how much those last couple you need must be selling for these days.

And as far as the colors go, I like the orange backgrounds.

Andy said...

Hey Jon,

The oranges are a very close second to the blues for me. I really like them a lot, just a bit more for the blues though. And as far as the prices for the last four I need, they are all four figure cards and the the last three I'll get (some day) are several thousand for decent examples. Mine of course will be low grade ones though.

Always nice to hear from you Jon.