Friday, March 22, 2013

Cheap Cool Cards #23: O'Connell & Sons

Anyone else enjoy flipping through Larry Fritsch Cards catalogs?  I know that their prices tend to be a little over the top, but it's chock-full of interesting oddballs and reprint sets.  That's where I discovered the 1984-89 O'Connell and Son Ink set

According to what I've read on the internet, the entire 250 card set was based on pen and ink prints by T.S. O'Connell.  If the name sounds familiar, it's because he's the former editor of Sports Collectors Digest and the guy who took a lot of heat for the whole "Coach's Corner" debacle.

Getting back to the set... I've always wanted to add a few of these singles to my collection and thanks to COMC, I was able to grab a trio of players I collect for under two bucks:



They're not exactly highend cards.  In fact, they're printed on thin, white, glossy stock paper and have nothing written on the back.  But they're unique, cheap, and are definitely cool additions to my PC.

Happy Friday and sayonara!

8 comments:

  1. "... a little over the top.." he says.

    HA!

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  2. I love flipping through the catalog and I've been on their mailing list forever. Fun fact I went to college in the town they are based out of. I always wondered how they managed to stay in business or who would pay what seems like an insane premium for their cards, glad I'm not alone. But I enjoy their catalog as much as REA's annual auction catalog.

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    1. I've never seen a REA auction catalog, but I just went over to their site/blog and requested one. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is the first I've heard of this catalog. Sounds like something I'd enjoy browsing through!

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    1. Excellent toilet bowl reading ;-)

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  4. Never heard of it! I'll have to take a peek.

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