My COMC order finally arrived last week, it looks like I might have been part of the last wave of shipments. Rather than show everything in five or six large time consuming posts, I plan on doing a number of smaller posts that will be sprinkled in here and there, which could potentially go until the next shipment in December.
As I usually do before showing anything from COMC, I will reiterate that all these cards were gotten with credit earned from doing challenges. I always feel the need to mention this because there will be a few expensive (in my opinion) cards being shown, and I don't want people looking at this and thinking "Yeah, it must be nice to have that kind of money to spend on cards" and think I'm some kind of Mr. Moneybags or something (which couldn't be further from the truth). Also, everything being shown was acquired between January and this last Spring cleaning sale. I'm way too cheap to pay the $3.00 (now $3.99) shipping, so I just wait until the Spring sale and the Black Friday sale when shipping is free, to get my stockpile shipped.
Since there was one card in the box that was head and shoulders above the rest, I figured it decided it's own post. That card being this 1958 Topps World Series Batting Foes #418
Seeing that this card has been covered on a few blogs already, I won't go too in depth into the history behind the image. I will just mention that the card shows a 25 year old (soon to be 26) Mickey Mantle and a 23 year old Hank Aaron before what I'm assuming is game 1 of the 1957 World Series, with a great shot of old Yankee stadium in the background. The Braves would of course go on to beat the defending champion Yankees in seven games, in a still much talked/written about series.
Another thing that happened this past week was that I had a moment of clarity, possibly an epiphany, in which I realized that there is just no way I can keep working on all the sets that I currently am, with any reasonable hope of completing them all. So I have started going through and thinning out a couple, one of which is the 1958 Topps set. That doesn't mean that I can't still enjoy this card and some of the other big name players that I already have. Although I will probably still try and complete the All-Star subset and try to get a few more of the key cards on the cheap when I can.
And for your listening enjoyment, the top song in the country during the '57 World Series:
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