Sunday, March 30, 2014

I didn't go to the show looking for this

It just kind of fell in my lap.  At the big Ohio Sports Collector Convention on Saturday, I was spending a good deal of time looking for a specific '73T baseball card, when my eyes came upon this card.


The dealer who had the card had it taped to a poster board (inside of a top loader, naturally).  The original sticker on it said $2, but it was far enough back from the table that I wasn't 100% sure that the sticker actually said $2.  So I called him over and asked if my eyes were failing me and if the card was actually that cheap.

Upon seeing the sticker, he laughed and said no, but he would price it for me if I liked.   I said sure, and that I would take it if it was reasonably priced.

$25 was his response after looking it up.

Sold.

60-61 Parkhurst #1, Tim Horton.  Easily the best hockey card that I now own. 

You just never know what you'll find when you're not looking.   I have to remember that.

Thanks for reading, Robert

7 comments:

  1. I have a few 100 year old baseball cards and some football from the 1950's. I have my hockey acards from the late 1960's and I bought a handful of 1965 Coca Cola Blackhawks but nothing else older. I think I'll make a goal to pick up something vintage hockey this year. Thanks for the inspiration. Now I feel like having coffee and a donut.

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  2. Nice to see your hockey blog. Now, ijust need to get going on my hockey blog again. I've also been blogging for 2-Pad Stack, so my own blog hasbeensuffering.

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  3. Vintage is vintage regardless of sport. That's a beauty.

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  4. That's the last Parkhurst set with the great wordy backs. Nice find! Interesting that that would turn up at a US show, isn't it?

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  5. I find with shows in the US that it's hit or miss with hockey. My rule of thumb seems to be, if I bring my hockey want lists, there won't be any hockey there. If I don't bring the lists, there will be a couple of tables with some good hockey stuff just waiting.

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