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Monday, April 8, 2013

A Classic Campy Piece of Vintage.

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.

8 comments:

The Diamond King said...

15.08? Nice! Congrats.

DodgerPenguin said...

another great pick up.
cant wait as well for that statue. ill be there

shoeboxlegends said...

Very nice! This one has been on my list for quite some time, great pickup for the price!

Carl Crawford Cards said...

Love the lone spectator in the stands. It's a really nice touch.

Play at the Plate said...

That looks just like mine!! Love it.

Greg Zakwin said...

TDK- Thanks! Can't beat that price!

Penguin- Gracias!

sbl- Thanks man! Good luck grabbing one!

CCC- It is indeed!

PATP- Thanks! Your post served as a constant reminder that I was without this amazing piece of cardboard.

Pirates Treasure Room said...

That's a steal for that price.

Greg Zakwin said...

Thanks! I agree haha.