Thursday, January 21, 2016

A small Webstore purchase

I don't really have the want to do a post today. But I also don't want to go more than three days with out doing one, so I will show off the three cards I recently purchased via Webstore. I have been a Webstore user since Wensy (anybody remember Wensy?) shut down. It seemed like the site was really starting to take off there for awhile, but in the last six months or so it seems like the site may be nearing it's end.

I really like all the various "players of yore" sets out there, I also really like that I can slowly build those sets almost exclusively thru ten cent boxes at the card shows. That being said, I only recently learned of the blue parallels for the 2004 Fleer Greats of the Game set. I know I shouldn't be surprised they exist since just about every set now has at least one parallel version, which by the way, I don't mind as I generally like the various parallels. And in case you're wondering how I didn't know of their existence until very recently, I probably should mention that I was taking a break from sports card collecting from around 2000 to 2010 so I'm still playing catch up on a lot of the stuff released during that time period.

So without further ado, here are the three cards from the 2004 Fleer Greats that I got.

1. Jim Palmer blue parallel #'d 444/500:


2. Rollie Fingers blue parallel #'d 24/74:
According to baseballcardpedia (and other sites) the blue parallels from both series 1 and 2, are all serially numbered to 500. But I have seen a few from the first series that are numbered lower and it seems like the majority of the second series have a lower print run, the card above being a perfect example. If anyone has any info on the print run situation, please let me know.

3. Thurman Munson The Glory of their Time insert #'d 504/1977:

In case anyone is curious, these three cards set me back about $3.50.

Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.

6 comments:

  1. I've always loved this set - it's simple and elegant design and I really like the raised "picture frame" motif. Nice pick ups!

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    1. It is a very attractive looking set.

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  2. Greats of the Game is an awesome set. I talked about parallels from this era on my blog as well yesterday.

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    1. Yeah, I read your Flair post last night. You had a pretty neat card featured.

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  3. That Munson card takes me back. Nick did a blog series called "The Glory of Their Time" ages upon ages ago.

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    1. I will have to check out his archives and read those.

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