I can't remember exactly when it was, but sometime last year I was reading some of the older posts over at Can't Have Too Many Cards, one of which featured a set that I had been previously unfamiliar with... that being, the 1971 Milk Duds baseball cards.
Seeing these cards was like love at first sight, and even though I certainly didn't need, or want, any more things to collect, I knew that I was going to have to break down and get some.
I don't recall which player was featured in the post, but I do remember that it was a whole box that was featured, as opposed to the more common cut-outs. I checked eBay that very same night to see what these cards go for, there wasn't a lot to be had at the time, but I did notice that the whole boxes can get a little pricey, depending on the player of course.
My next stop was COMC, where at the time, there was even less available for purchase. That being said, I did find one that I thought I couldn't live without, for what seemed to be a fairly reasonable price (around $3), so I bought it... and then all I had to do was wait a couple of months until the Black Friday free shipping offer came around before I could finally see what one of these cards looked like in person:
I don't think that I will be trying to collect the entire 69-card set, but I have been, and will continue to be, on the lookout for any affordable whole boxes that I can find. And in the case of some of the bigger names, it might be necessary to go the cut-out route.
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