Monday, February 5, 2018

I've Been Gifted a Collection

I was out of town for an educational conference covering standards based grading for two and half days days last week. The timing stunk, you know, because Topps Series 1 dropped on Wednesday.

Me?  I was traveling in a Suburban to Indianapolis. Sigh. Even though I wasn't able to get away and purchase any product I was in a hotel conference center with Wifi... thank goodness for the blogs!

When I returned this past weekend my wife said one of her co-worker's book club friends's had decided to let go of her father's sport collection. I went down stairs and here's what I found in my man room:
Yeah. Two cats and a bunch of boxes.

For the record, I guess the co-worker is in her 50's. Hmmm...  But, the real question is when did the father collect? If it's from his childhood, then we're looking at cardboard from the 1950's or 1960's. If the hobby was something he dabbled with in his retirement, then I'm looking at a bunch of stuff I already probably have.

I haven't touched the boxes yet. My busiest part of the calendar year is almost here and I'm not sure I want to start this sorting project while my high school baseball coaching season is taking place. Then again, there's a good chance my curiosity will get the better of me.

Stay tuned!

20 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what you discover. If that was me, I would have already dug in lol

    ReplyDelete
  2. Curiosity killed the cat .... sorry it was there and I had to.

    Anyway, that looks like fun going through that. Hopefully you can find some good stuff. May it all be cool vintage cards from the 60s and 70s.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oooh. Fun. I would have eaten the marshmallow already.

    ReplyDelete
  4. the cats will sort it out if you don't. felines are known for their impatience.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Looks like lots of fun, I couldn't even exhibit 5% of the patience you are, I would have ripped into a couple boxes at least right away.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Looks fun! And like everybody else, don't think I'd have the patience you do.

    ReplyDelete
  7. probably just some unopened cases of old '52 stuff that no one wanted even back then.

    ReplyDelete
  8. If you have an extra Mantle rookie I'm your man. /starts booking european vacation.

    ReplyDelete
  9. If you have any Mazeroski's I trade you some more Sandberg's???? Congrats on the acquisition, Tom!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Can't wait to see what is in the box

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is what every collector dreams of. Can't wait to see what goodies you pull from that box.

    ReplyDelete
  12. If you are ever in Indy again and can get there during business hours, definitely stop into Indy Card Exchange. Even if you don’t spend a dime, Jake and Andy (the owner) are great guys. The shop is one of very few things I miss about living there.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I actually researched on the internet a little bit and whittled down a short list to one, the Indy Card Exchange. I couldn't get away from the conference though and definitely regret it more so now. I'll get back that way at some point!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Now that's gonna be fun. Look forward to seeing any Tigers cards or memorabilia you find.

    ReplyDelete