Nice to be getting some maildays again.....wallet be damned!
The first two I bought from PWCC's ebay auctions, they had a ton of nice cards for sale with prices to match. Got outbid on a handful but won a couple nice one's for the Red Sox PC:
Couldn't pass this up for $21, don't have many Dom's and the red background really pops!
This was my consolation prize for being the underbidder on the E97 Carrigan. This one is a little different for me considering it's not a Red Sox card per say, but Hick "Forrest" Cady was pretty much a life long Sox player who played for three World Series championship teams. This one goes nicely with my 14' Cracker Jack of him.
The rest of my mail is a new project I'm working on. As many of you know I finally completed my T3 Red Sox team set last month, looks fantastic together. After finishing that, I got an itch to start a new pre-war team set....but wanted to start one I'd actually be able to finish this time. Decided on the T206 team set because it's very do-able with most of the cards being readily available and I already own the most expensive card of the set (T. Speaker). I've always shyed away from buying many T206 mainly because how common they are and the fact that everyone else seems to collect them. Now I kind of wish that I had started this project several years ago as they have gone up a little bit in price since I last bought a couple. Going to try to buy them already graded by PSA, for uniformity purposes.
Nonetheless here are the ones I recently got in the mail:
(Apologize if the scans are large, PB sometimes takes a while to resize the scans after you edit them....still looking for a better alternative)
Frank "Piano Mover" Smith....Decided to include him in the team set, as he is listed with Boston. This card is a SP since he got traded while these cards were being printed. During the same print run of his Chicago variant, they added "and Boston" and printed those out making it a SP because it's not a full print run of said variant. Sadly he only actually pitched in 5 games with Boston, which sucks because we traded Harry Lord (who had a few solid seasons with Chicago after the trade) and Amby McConnell (had 1 good season with Chi after the trade).
Tubby Spencer....how can you not love that name? Only played 1 season with Boston. This card is in really nice shape!
Eddie Cicotte....starting to have a decent Cicotte PC (M116, E95, T206....now I need his T205 and T207). This card looks very nice for a PSA 2, the MC qualifier doesn't bother me too much.
And here is the set all together:
Looks good together! Eventually I will either crack the Wagner and send to PSA or sell it and buy one already PSA graded. Might keep that one though because I like the Polar Bear back.
Now I need 5 more: Jake Stahl (Glove shows), Frank Arellanes, Heinie Wagner (bat on left shoulder), Bill Carrigan, and Red Kleinow (Boston variant - SP team change). Definitely doable.
That's it for now....thanks for lookin' fellas and comments are appreciated.