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Card of the Day: 1915 Cracker Jack Shoeless Joe Jackson (RP-1993)

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

cjcrackerThere are a few things I am certain of when it comes to cards: 1) I will never be happy with what I’ve got, and 2) there are certain cards I know I will never own. As it pertains to the latter point, the 1915 Cracker Jack Shoeless Joe Jackson card, currently valued at $20,000 in so-so condition, is one of the unattainables. Continue reading

Thrift Treasures Part IV: A “Thriller” of a box

Posted in Thrift Treasures with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

109_0801(UPDATE: I almost sold this thing …)

I’ll say this right now, I am not a fan of non-sport cards. I understand why they exist, but I do not indulge in them. No nudie cards. No movie cards. No comic cards. No game cards. Just sports for me.

That being said, how in the world could I pass on this? Here we’ve got a nearly complete unopened box of 1984 Topps Michael Jackson cards. This may be the best purchase of Black Friday. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1964 Topps Giant Sandy Koufax

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

You thought those 1989 Bowman cards were hard to store? Try protecting these badboys. These vintage 1964 Topps Giant cards measure a whopping 3 1/8 by 5 1/4, and to my knowledge, there still is no great way to store them. I think you need to have a postcard-size toploader, but even then there is some wiggle room.

But the reason I chose this card to write about today is not because of it’s abnormal size, although the topic of card storage is something I’ll probably discuss at some point. The reason for this post is to discuss how I obtained this card (at a flea market), and to share a quick story from Saturday. Continue reading