September 17, 2016
This pickup takes me back to my childhood. Not because I was a kid in the mid-1950s, but because I recall that my uncle had some of these cards. He is the man that I credit (or blame, depending on the day!) for getting me into the hobby. I used to spend a week or two most summers as a kid in Birmingham with my family. I always enjoyed admiring some of his vintage baseball cards, including the 1955 Bowman set.
I saw this post in a Facebook auction group. Since I’d bought from the seller before and he was a fantastic seller, I figured that I’d bid. I never bid more than I’m willing to pay just in case I win. This was the first time I won one of those and I’m not complaining.
While the cards are in poor condition, that’s not an issue for me. I’ve always had an affinity for the well-loved cards. Also, I like the affordability. Vintage cards, even in poor shape, will always be “worth” something.
I ended up paying less than a buck per card with shipping. Most were commons, but not all were.
Poor condition? Sure. The key is that it cost me less than $1.
As mentioned in many other posts, I have always loved sets with black and wood grain borders. After picking these up for a great price, I will start checking at local card shows to see if I can find cheap cards from this set.
Because what I need is another “project.” Don’t tell the wife, luckily she doesn’t read the blog.
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