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Thursday, August 25, 2011

My First 1952 Topps Card and Four Other Vintage Beauties Were How Much?

As many of you know, I am a huge Al Rosen collector. Two cards, however, have been alluding me for quite some time, and both were produced in the same year: 1952, oh what a glorious year it was. I had yet to procure Mr. Rosen's Topps or Bowman offering from that year, and after a long hiatus - well, long for me - from eBay frolicking, I decided to take a shot at knocking off one of them for a reasonable price. Condition was not an issue, so off I went.


This is what I returned with. I absolutely, positively, unquestioningly love this card. And then comes the beauty of eBay: many sellers offer excellent discounts on shipping. And where there's vintage smoke, there is often vintage fire.

For a measly fifty cents or so more (less than three bucks to ship in total), I was able to tack on these four vintage pieces of cardboard. A distinctly Dodger theme will follow. And then not follow. But mostly follow.


My fourth Dodger from this set (joining Campy, Podres, and Don Hoak), and the second vintage Furillo I own. I really, really, really adore 1955 Bowman. Enough to use the word adore on a card blog.


A Roseboro rookie card! My third vintage Johnny. The first vintage card I ever owned was the first of the Roseboros. 1962 Topps. Both excellent cards.


Cheap and a vintage Dodger. So yes, it was easy to bid on this. My first vintage Clem. Granted, I think of this when I think of Clem. But still.

Does your mother sew? Boom!

And finally, a super duper easy purchase considering the price and the player, and this being my first vintage-y piece of goodness of him.


So, these five cards, all from the same seller on the Bay, ran me about how much, would you say?

10 comments:

  1. I'm gonna say $25.

    Love the Rosen '52, by the way!

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  2. I'm going to go crazy low and say $15.

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  3. Mmmhm....keep them guesses comin'!

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  4. You are the Al Rosen super collector of LA. Nice purchases,buddy!

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  5. Someone is oh so very close that I'll just call him the winner (winner of my respect)....Ted!

    $8.96 delivered:

    Shipping - $2.99
    Rosen - $1.75
    Yaz - $1.25
    Roseboro - $0.99
    Furillo - $0.99
    Labine - $0.99

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  6. Now that is stealing! Kidding, great finds!

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