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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Ryan Getzlaf Pickup: Yet Another 2010-11 Dominion Ruby On-Card Auto /50

My love of 2010-11 Panini Dominion Hockey continues to this day. I still aim to finish off the Ryan Getzlaf Rainbow from the product although I've been down to the really tough and limited print-run stuff for so long I don't know that it will ever be completed. In the interim I still pick up Dominion cards of The Captain when I can.

Here's my 11th Ruby Auto from the inaugural release of Panini's high-end Dominion. This copy, numbered 13/50, was around half a blaster if memory serves. The design still holds up over the test of time and the on-card John Hancock is icing on the cake.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Young McGovern: 1921 Romeo Y Julieta Black Border, Slabbed a PSA 2.5!

Here's a long-ago eBay pickup I sent in to PSA through my old job and never got around to posting about. I like boxing cards enough to pick one up every blue moon or so. When I saw this set online I couldn't resist and settled on one in my budget. Thankfully, Young McGovern is also a stellar name, so it worked on that level too.

The card hails from the 1921 Romeo Y Julieta Black Border set and returned to me as a PSA 2.5. It's a simple posed shot and I really like the set name on the front of the card. Black bordered cards are also usually dynamite and this issue is no different with those as a prominent feature.

Young McGovern is quite the mysterious figure as I can't find any info online about him. Nevertheless, it's a cool and unique addition to my modest Boxing Collection.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Joe DiMaggio and Jake LaMotta Pickups

I've always enjoyed the 1951 and 1952 Berk Ross sets. The checklist features a wide variety of athletes and anything oddball vintage tends to spark an interest in my collecting adventures. A 1952 Berk Ross Roy Campanella was the first card I ever purchased after working at the card shop before PSA, and it was bought on my first day working there. Neither issue happens to be a set I chase religiously but every once in a while you can get a star at a nice discount compared with the mainstream issues like Topps and Bowman.

I was able to snag these two 1951 Berk Ross cards from my old job on one of my trips back to Los Angeles since my move. Yes, the Joe DiMaggio is half a card....but at least it's the good half, and it's a more than welcome and quirky addition to my Vintage Collection.

Jake "Raging Bull" LaMotta was an easy add. It's a really cool posed shot and one of those random boxing cards I can't help but picking up here and there.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Roy Campanella Oddball Pickup: 1953-55 Dormand Postcard, PSA Authentic

Today's post features one of the remaining Roy Campanella cards I need to complete my player collection of the Brooklyn backstop. Basically everything I need, if not everything, is an oddball release. The below fits perfectly into that mold.

Recently back from PSA is this beautiful 1953-55 Dormand Postcard. These are absolutely stunning and the Campy has been on my radar for some time. I had this one on hold at my old job and finally picked it up before dropping it off at work for slabbing. It came back an Authentic and it's a welcome addition to the collection.

Here's the back, complete with some kid's writing.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Johnny Bench: 1970 Kellogg's

I don't pick up much Johnny Bench stuff anymore, but occasionally something peaks my interest and finds its way into my PC of the Hall of Fame backstop.

His 1970 Kellogg's card presents a simple posed shot of a smiling Bench awaiting a pitch. It's got some staining on the back and a minor crack in the bottom right corner but this copy is devoid of the cracking you see on so many of these.