Friday, November 5, 2010

Card Spotlight: 11-5-10

1968 Topps #72 - Tommy John

Next week will mark my third year into this blog. It's always a time of reflection when this time of the year hits. I am immediately reminded of my first big vintage project that I completed. The master team set of 1968 Topps.

I couldn't tell you which card was actually the last or which was my first card, at this point, but I do remember one of my white whale cards. Tommy John.

It was probably a league leader card which was the actual last card. It was the Tommy John card that kept eluding me, time after time. One day I was outbid. The next day some joker would list it at a ridiculous price. I didn't expect it to be dirt cheap, but I wasn't willing to set a precedent by overpaying when I could just wait it out.

Eventually, under circumstances that I no longer recall, I got the elusive Tommy John. It was probably an eBay pickup, but I may have obtained it through a generous trader. Either way, I'm too lazy to look back to see if I mentioned it on the blog or not. The important fact is that the card is in my collection now. The journey may fade, but the end result is always within reach.

4 comments:

Jay_n_Kay said...

Are you looking to trade for Your want List

White Sox Cards said...

I'm always interested in hearing trade proposals. E-mail me and we'll see if we can work something out.

Jay_n_Kay said...

I'm Going to double check to see if I still habe these cards
2005 Topps Heritage 118B M.Ordonez White Uni SP
2005 Topps Heritage Chrome THC28 Magglio Ordonez
2008 Topps Heritage Black Back 155 Johnny Damon
2008 Topps Heritage Black Back 262 Chad Billingsley/Derek Lowe/Brad Penny
2008 Topps Heritage Black Back 336 Ian Kinsler
2008 Topps Heritage Chrome C218 John Danks
2008 Topps Heritage 686 Gavin Floyd SP
2008 Topps Heritage 672 Taylor Teagarden RC
2008 Topps Heritage 662 Jorge Campillo
2008 Topps Heritage 617 Gregorio Petit RC
2008 Topps Heritage 550 Ryan Dempster
2008 Topps Heritage 542 Ramon Castro
2008 Topps Heritage 530 Mike Mussina
2008 Topps Heritage 522 Jason Kubel
2008 Topps Heritage High Numbers Then and Now TN4 Willie McCovey/Ryan Braun
2008 Topps Heritage High Numbers Then and Now TN6 Del Crandall/Russ Martin
2008 Topps Heritage High Numbers Then and Now TN9 Early Wynn/Jake Peavy
2008 Topps Heritage New Age Performers NAP2 Ichiro Suzuki
2008 Topps Heritage 2008 Flashbacks FB1 Mark Teixeira
2008 Topps Heritage 2008 Flashbacks FB2 Tim Lincecum
2008 Topps Heritage 2008 Flashbacks FB3 Jon Lester
2008 Topps Heritage Baseball Flashbacks BF7 Brooks Robinson
2008 Topps Heritage Baseball Flashbacks BF9 Orlando Cepeda
2008 Topps Heritage Then and Now TN6 Erik Bedard/Johnny Podres
2010 Topps Heritage Baseball Flashbacks BF8 Luis Aparicio

Jim from Downingtown said...

This 1968 card was my 1st Tommy John card. I STILL don't have his 1967 card (1 of 4 I'm missing from the set).

About your completed 1968 White Sox cards, I bet you don't have this one.

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