I’ve been there as a seller, so I do sympathize with sellers. I wanted to pick one of these up so the smartest thing for me to do was search eBay with the lowest price. I did, and won this set for $1.99 WITH FREE SHIPPING. I know it cost him more to ship a 100 card set (in a box) than that.
As you can see from the picture, I haven’t opened the set yet. I know what’s in it and there are no surprises. I will open it before we leave for the Indianapolis 500 and take it with me. There are always former drivers signing the day before the race. There’s a reason it’s called “Legends Day.” With this being the 100th running, I figure there will be some bigger plans than normal.
About the set, from fritschcards.com.
“Produced in 1991 the Premier Edition Legends of Indy set chronicles the history of the Indianapolis 500 race. These standard size 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” cards have color and black and white photos on the front telling the story of the brickyard including the founders of the track, top drivers, famous finishes, and cards of the incredible cars that have raced there throughout the years. Set consists of 100 cards with narratives from historian Donald Davidson. Cards feature such events and happenings as The Sachs/Foyt Duel, The Brick Surface, Mary Fendrich Hulman, The Closest Finish, The 1923 Lineup, and Mario Wins For Andy. A nice collectible for all race fans, especially fans of ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.‘”
It’s been awhile since I’ve read card backs. However, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian Donald Davidson wrote the narratives on the back. I’m excited to read them. In addition to the race, one of the highlights of May is the return of “The Talk of Gasoline Alley” returning to the airwaves. The man just takes calls and tells stories. I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to the history. I don’t know much though, so I ‘m not a good nerd. In time, I will change that.
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I went to the Indy 500 in 2010 — what an experience it was. Totally cool, totally louder than anyone ever could expect while watching on TV, and it amazed me that you can ALWAYS get a ticket for the race. It never sells out.
I missed that one. You can still get tickets for this year, though they are saying it’s “close” to sold out. Take that for what it’s worth (with tickets on StubHub, etc.) but it will be the biggest crown in awhile. Hopefully they can keep some momentum.