January 18, 2012

The Latest Additions To My Andy Pafko Collection

Here are the latest additions to my Andy Pafko collection which include on upgraded original card, a whole bunch of "newer" Pafko reprints, and one custom 1-of-1 card.  My Pafko collection lives in this green tin which held my $10 repackage with a complete set of Topps coins.


The tin is big enough to hold graded cards so it should be able to hold my collection for quite a while.


This first one is a great upgrade to the previous 1957 card that I had.  I'm a Pafko hoarder so I'm not really concerned about condition.  Once you realize that you probably are never going to own a really nice copy of the 1952 Topps #1 the importance of condition just isn't as crucial for the other cards in my Pafko collection.


1957 Topps #143 Andy Pafko


Next we have three cards from TCMA series of cards.  I really like the first card from 1973 with it's magenta "Andy."  It gives it a pop-art sort of feel. 

At this point let me say that nearly all these cards are now in my collection due to expert card locating skills of reader Mike D.  We are in a constant state of trading back and forth and he can seem to sniff out a Pafko card like a blood hound. 


1974 TCMA 1952 Dodgers #48
1978 TCMA Milwaukee Braves Greats #48
1980 TCMA 1957 Braves #24

Next, we have a blue card with absolutely no identifiers as to who made the card and when exactly it was made.  It honors the 1953 Milwaukee Braves and their move from Boston but without the Internet or finding an expert at a card show I'm not sure how you would ever know what this card was made by Fritsch Cards in 1983.  


1983 Fritsch Co. 1953 Braves #48

And now for some reprints.  This 1959 reprint is one of the few that isn't a reprint of the 1952 Topps #1.  After the '59 reprint we have four new-to-me '52 reprints and they can be just as heard to identify as the blue Fritsch card is. Someday I'll do a video of the differences between the reprints. 

2001 Topps Archives #112 [Reprint of 1959 Topps]
2001 Topps Archives Reserve Reprint #62

2001 Topps Through The Years Reprints #4 
2002 Topps Chrome 1952 Reprint
2002 Topps Chrome 1952 Reprint Refractor

This is my first numbered Pafko card [1126/1957] believe it or not.  The scan doesn't show this card's shinny-ness at all and I don't think I've seen that particular photo on any other card before. 

2002 Topps Super Teams #36 Andy Pafko #1126/1957

These next two are cards from a set put out by the Wisconsin Historical Museum in 2007.  The second card has my favorite PIC shot [Pafko In Action] shot.  It looks to me that he might be planking on this card as well.

2007 Wisconsin Museum 1957 Braves #10
2007 Wisconsin Museum 1957 Braves #41

Last but not least, this is my second 1-of-1 Pafko sketch card.  I received this from The Lost Collector as a part of my Card Blogger Secret Santa package


1 comment:

mike said...

Matt - I happened to be lucky one night trolling the net looking for Pafkos and came across a store that had a ton of those oddball Pafkos. He ended up bundling up a handful of those for about $10 after I told him what I wanted them for...I've got my ways!
Now if I could just find someone selling the 52 original for under $50, we might be in business!