Commish Bob, the ever-popular Five Tool Collector, reached out late last month and offered up some most epic cards of Hall of Fame players for my HOF project. I initially passed on accepting his cards, because I didn't have anything in my collection to send back his direction. Bob replied with, "I just want the cards to find a good home. No need to send anything back." He drives a hard bargain.
For the record, I have to send something back. It's the way I'm wired. So I meandered out to the LCS on the other side of the river and found as many 1976 Topps from his want list as possible. In retrospect, I don't think a team bag of '76 Topps was probably enough to balance the scales. Something to remedy next time I'm at a card show!
Woo-Hoo! Set help! This wasn't part of the original conversation with Bob, but I'll always take set help.
On to the Hall of Fame cardboard!
The next card in the PWE is an upgrade over a modern day Topps card and this 1962 beauty joins the not-so-short list of my favorite cards in my collection.
I have a few cards from the 1977 TCMA sets already in my binder and these two will soon join them.
The previous Early Wynn card in my binder was from the 1988 Pacific Legends set, which is a nice enough card, but this under-sized piece of cardboard is the type vintage piece I crave.
The Five Tool Collector. This card is in better shape than many of the cards in my binder, yet it'll also be the oldest once it finds its page. Wow!
Commish Bob, thank you very much for reaching out and also for your persistence in sending me such wonderful cards. All five of these Hall of Fame cards will find a home in my binder and two of them are legit keepers! Most excellent.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend, everyone!