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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Stellar Roy Campanella Pickup: 1952 Star-Cal Decals Type 1, PSA Authentic! (Birthday Posting)

I didn't just buy this card or just get it graded. I've had it for some time but now that I have finally gotten around to scanning it in and posting it I figured showcasing it on my birthday would be a nice way to celebrate and might feel like I was getting this on this one-step-closer-to-30-years-old day.


This is one of my absolute favorite Roy Campanella cards as I love the combination of aesthetically-pleasing, super oddball, and bright colors. It's a 1952 Star-Cal Decals Type 1 in the original red envelope these beauties came in. I bought it raw and sent it in to PSA through work. It came back as Authentic and I believe they only receive a numerical grade when they are graded free of the envelope.


Campy shares a Type 2 Star-Cal with Jackie Robinson, but that will have to wait for a day in the future where I have a nice chunk of change burning a hole in my wallet.

13 comments:

  1. Sweet Campy item. I like the Star Cals a lot...for one thing they are not something you see very often.

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    1. Thanks commish! They definitely don't come up often. I've seen just a handful of Campys over the years.

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  2. Never seen one of these before. Wonderful "card" for sure! Happy Birthday!

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    1. It's a fun and deep checklist. And thank you!

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  3. Happy birthday, BB4L! I sent a PWE your way this morning.

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    1. Thank you BB4L! And thank you in advance!

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  4. Great hard to find collectible.

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    1. It's such a fantastic oddball issue.

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  5. You've really been killin' it with the vintage stuff as of late.

    Oh, and apparently we share a birthday, so that's something. Happy birthday!

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    1. I have been on quite the vintage kick! It's so much fun and I almost never regret the purchase in any way even if I later decide I'm not super into the item.

      And sweet! Happy Birthday to you Jon! Charley Steiner also shares the day with us.

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  6. Happy Birthday! A sealed 1952 pack? Wow. This is an awesome piece of history!

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