When I first saw that Charley Trippi was still signing autographs through the mail, I took a look to see what vintage cards I could find of his. All were at a price higher than I was looking to pay. Persistence paid off, though. I posted a couple of weeks ago about picking up a low grade 1950 Bowman. A couple days later, I came across this beauty on Facebook.
I shouldn’t have ended up with it, but a great collector allowed me to get it.
I missed the auction end time by 6 minutes. I hadn’t even seen the post until then. It only received one bid. I posted something about being disappointed that I missed it. Later, the collector that won it said that I could have it for his bid, if that was okay with the seller. Usually I would have passed because “rules are rules,” but I’ve dealt with the guy that had won it and I really wanted the card. Mike is one of the good guys in the hobby. The seller, Vic, was great as well. I received the card VERY quickly and well packaged.
I picked this up to send off and it will be out in the next day or so. It’s going out with 1950 and 1955 Bowman cards. Hopefully I receive the correct cards back. It seems Mr. Trippi has sent back some wrong cards. I would be disappointed to get something else back, but I’m happy that he is still signing!
We are still looking to get a third (and more) contributor to the blog. If you’re interested in writing, please let us know.
If you like what we’re doing and want updates when we post new pieces, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Please take the time and also look through some other pieces on the site. I’m still looking for more folks that would like to contribute, so let me know if you are! You can follow me on my other Twitter handles at @kin_kinsley and @DFW_Card_Shows.