December 30, 2011

My Best Of 2011: Favorite Vintage Card


When it comes to Hank Aaron cards I have only a few from when he was an active player and those were from his playing days as a Brewer.  So I've been trying to rectify that purchased this card at an obscenely low price from COMC.  The '62 Topps version books at $60 but as you can see a child with a really, really, really, dull pair of scissors took to the cereal box and came out with this:

1962 Topps #149 Hank Aaron
You can see how badly they cut a square by turning the card over:  That bottom right corner it pretty outstanding.


I also picked up the only manufactured nameplate cards that I would want to own...unless they happened to make an Andy Pafko....[they didn't].  

2011 Topps Update Glove Namplate #HA

1 comment:

mike said...

What gets me with some of the vintage cards is that people kept those really, really, really poorly cut cards for whatever reason. And then time passes and someone else feels it has value and lists it, then is bought by someone else who sees value in it. I know it's a Hank Aaron card. But moving along parallel lines, if I had thought my 1986 Kraft Mac & Cheese Rickey Henderson card that I sucked at cutting from the box would contain secondary value, I would have cut them better! I like the manupatch card better...