Monday, April 11, 2016

There's no need for the torches and pitchforks

Recently I had the good fortune to complete a trade with Jim, currently of GCRL fame, and soon to be of Frankendodger fame.

This trade saw my buybacks frankenset more than double in size. I even ended up with a couple of duplicate numbers already, but that's not necessarily a bad thing as I can pass along the doubles to Jeff for his set.

So without further ado:
I wish I knew what the mysterious "164" written on Dave Rader's card meant.






Thanks again, Jim. These really helped with the set build. I am very much looking forward to your new blog. And as someone who grew up a big fan of Universal's monster movies, I have to say that the title image you created for the blog looks absolutely fantastic!


Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.
 

10 comments:

  1. The more I think about it, the more I'm starting to like the buybacks.

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    1. Uh oh, another convert! Be careful if you do come over to the dark side, these cards can be very addictive.

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  2. Pretty soon, the higher-ups at Topps are going to start intentionally scrawling on cards (like the mysterious #164 on the Rader) and marketing them as scarce 1/1 parallels.

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    1. That's funny, and a very distinct possibility. I wouldn't be surprised too, if people started it doing it to their own cards in an effort to increase the sales on eBay.

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    2. Gotta wonder what that 164 represents. You could dedicate a series of posts sharing your thoughts on the mysterious number.

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    3. I think you could probably get away with doing such a series, me not so much. Although, I do like the thought of maybe doing one post dedicated to it.

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  3. thanks for the trade.

    a few weeks ago, i picked up a 1960 roger craig 2015 buyback that had "mets" written on it in what looked like sharpie in the photo i saw before purchasing, but it was under the stamp so i figured it was a marker from the 60's. now with nick's comment, i am not so sure. still, it adds to the character...

    i also picked up another lot of these things, so i have another 30 or so to trade if you are interested. let me know.

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    1. I will send an email later tonight.

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  4. Glad you were able to trade with JIm. He is one of my favorites to swap with.

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