Tuesday, June 24, 2008
My 96 topps lot buy
In the mid 1990's I decided that I didn't like where the hobby of ball card collecting was headed. I decided that I was only going to buy and collect cards from the 1970's or later. But having the true collectors blood and enjoying the hobby, I decided to start buying some of the new cards in the late 1990's. Well, I missed out on some years, one of the years I missed out on was 1996. So, I decided I wanted to buy a large lot of cards. I always liked opening vending boxes more than I did opening a wax box. I finally found a guy that was selling 466 , 1996 Topps cards on e-bay. The dealer said,"They would have a book value of $110." So, I thought this is too good to turn down. I got a lot of doubles of star players that I can use as trade bait with other traders. In my opinion, I missed out on a good looking card in 1996. Topps had good photography, and the picture takes up most of the card space without a lot of border, unlike the 2008 Topps. Anyway if you are wondering what the baseball cardman is doing, he is looking at and sorting his new 1996 Topps!
Posted by Bart McClaughry at 6:21 PM