An Outside-The-Box PC Mailday

You should know by now that I’m very limited in what I actually collect and keep.  The subject of this post is one that’s not a normal subject for me.  I honestly don’t even remember how this showed up on my radar on eBay.  Somehow, it showed up as something I should look at and I did.

When Chuck Bednarik died in March, I wanted to scan and post my autographed card.  I looked multiple times through my PC boxes and simply couldn’t find it.  All I can think is that at some point when I needed a little extra money, I sold it.  I was sad at the time, figuring it would now cost me more to get another than I’d want to put into it.  That was until a couple of weeks ago, when through some divine intervention it showed up for me to snag at what I felt was a great price.  It was close to ending and I posted the max I would pay.  I figured that I would be outbid, but when I woke up the next morning, I saw the notification that I had won.

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If you have no idea who Bednarik is, shame on you.  He is both a College and Pro Football Hall of Famer.  He was the last of the “60 minute men,” in the NFL, playing both offense and defense.  He was named to the NFL’s 50th and 75th Anniversary team and has many other football honors.

According to the book “Collecting Vintage Football Cards” (which I am currently reading), Bednarik’s 1948 Leaf rookie card is 33rd on the list of top 100 vintage football cards.  His 1952 Bowman Large checks in at #94.  My local card shop has a copy of the 1948 Leaf.  I hope that one day it is mine.

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Cool Card of the Day: 2001 Quincy Morgan Fleer Legacy Postmarks Autograph

Fleer had some very interesting concepts in their early 2000s sets including these from 2001. The cards were actually postmarked with the player’s NFL debut date. 

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A PC Addition a year in the making

Canadians are good people.  Over a year ago I got in contact with Joel in Calgary on Sports Card Forum.  He had an Andrew Shaw card that I needed for my PC.  However, it was right before I moved to Texas and I knew that I was going to have to pass and just hope that I could come across the card at a later time.

After some time, Joel got in touch with me again mentioning that he had the card.  Unfortunately, he had to fly out for business, so it gave me a little time to sell off some things to come up with what I needed to snag this beauty.

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Picking this up has me just one card short of the “rainbow” that I may never complete.

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The card that I still need is the “Black” 1/1 copy.  It is on eBay as a part of a rainbow and the seller is asking $1500 for it.  As much as I love the challenge of putting together my PC, I am not going to overpay for cards.  This is certainly one of the frustrations of player collecting.

If you read this, thank you Joel for helping contribute to The Andrew Shaw Project!

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My first (hobby) matchbook

I’ve had matchbooks before.  Who hasn’t?  Pretty sure I can find some around here if I look.  I’d never thought of them as a collectible until recently.  Reading through threads on net54baseball.com, I became knowledgeable of their existence.

I was searching eBay one evening for Joe Stydahar.  He is enshrined in both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was the first member of the Pro Hall of Fame that was drafted.  I obviously never saw him play, as he died two years before I was born,  but he played at my alma mater, so I was just browsing for something.

My preference is to collect items of former Mountaineers in their college uniforms.  With the older players, this isn’t always possible and sometimes I take what I can get.  I found a matchbook cover at what I thought was a low price but after research, discovered it was about par for the course.  I made an offer a couple of dollars below the asking price but when I got no reply either way, I went ahead and just purchased at the asking price.  Soon thereafter, I had my first matchbook piece in my collection.

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The seller’s eBay ID (matchcovers) pretty much describes their business.  If you’re interested to check out their items, you can find them here.  They included a couple of other pieces and as you can see, they don’t have only sports items.

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I definitely felt that it was a nice touch to add them in.  I pay more attention to politics than the average person so I also am a big fan of the “Bush for President” piece.  Trying to get more into vintage, I am learning that I will need to expand my horizons past just cards.  I’m quite happy with my start.

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