New Acquisitions for an Already Completed Set

Kin Kinsley
September 24, 2016

I never posted about it, but a couple months ago I picked up a 1960 Hawes Wax Indy set.  This was one of my long term projects, but I was able to find a set at about 20% of the price that it was going to cost me to piece it together.  I was able to make it happen and got the set.

Most of the cards are in solid shape, though I know of three that I want to upgrade.  What I’ve taken to now is finding affordable copies of the card and buying them in hopes that they will be an upgrade to the existing set.

Open Binders had posted five cards from the set on eBay.  I made a purchase from them earlier this year and wasn’t disappointed.  I actually went to their website and made the purchase, helping them avoid eBay fees.  I like to help the “little guy,” as opposed to feeBay, when I can.

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LISTEN: Wax Ecstatic Episode #20 – Ahhh the People You’ll Meet Through a Pack of ’86 Topps

The podcast pauses going through the ol’ monster box for a special episode.

From Wax Ecstatic:

“Host Matt Sammon talks with Brad Balukjian, who is writing a book on the 14 random players pulled from a pack of 1986 Topps. How did he get the idea to chase down these players to see what they’re up to 30 years later? Plus your comments!

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TTM Success #33 – Like Father, Like Son

Kin Kinsley
September 23, 2016

I’ve always been a fan of father and son, or other relative, sports cards.  When I began my TTM journey, I hadn’t put any thought into this.  Somewhere between then and now it hit me that it would be cool to see if I could get some of these cards signed by both parties.  I finally have my first.

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LISTEN: Beckett Radio – September 22, 2016

From Beckett Radio:

“This week on Beckett Radio we go back and react to our interview with Joe Davis of and review what he is bringing to the Beckett Marketplace. We are also joined by Chris, the CBO if Top Shelf Breaks, as we get into high-end breaking, the NFL Draft, and a twist on Fantasy Football that you have to check out. All that, plus Matt Bible, Justin Bieber covers, and more”

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LISTEN: Wax Ecstatic Episode #19 – Jack Morris is a Hall of Famer, even if ’86 Topps Isn’t.

Personally, this is where I begin to tune in with just a little more interest.  My first card wasn’t a card, but it was 791 cards from this set.  We found out later that I was missing a card from this hand-collated set.

Unfortunately, the set was lost when my dad’s house burnt down two years ago.  I have picked up some wax boxes and when I “have time” will work to start collating my own set.  Now, I just want to find a binder that’s exactly like the one that this set was in.

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Another Indianapolis 500 Driver Autograph, Plus a Nice Bonus

Kin Kinsley
September 21, 2016

I’m guilty of sometimes having tunnel vision.  In this case, I was just looking for a Dan Gurney certified autograph.  He signed for a Goodwin Champions set, so when one came along at a price I was good with, I intended to jump on it.

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