The smell of vintage has been wafting all around the blogosphere in recent weeks. It's been making itself comfortable in the Argyled Plaschke household for years, as long as the price to acquire it was right. When the price is right, it's a beautiful thing. Much like this precious piece of cardboard I recently landed:
Oh. Snap. One of the best cards EVER is finally mine and all it took was $15.08 and some patience. Literally everything about this card is perfect in my book: the design, Campy taking his mask off to track down a pop-up, the great color which has thankfully held, and the condition the card's in. A non-obtrusive crease and some edge/corner wear is all that this card has endured over the last 62 years.
The back's in really nice condition as well. This beaut now gives me Campy's Bowman releases from 1950, 1951, 1952, and 1955. '49 is going to be tough and expensive but this tremendous quartet will certainly and most enjoyably suffice.
April 15th, I can't wait.