Anytime you complete a 70's Kellogg's set, it's worth celebrating. With that set out of the way, I turned my attention to my 1975 and 1978 Kellogg's sets. Unfortunately... I ran into a brick wall. It seemed like every morning I checked my saved eBay searches... sellers were asking more and more for their 70's Kellogg's singles.
It got to the point where I started deleting the daily emails without opening them. I even considered deleting the saved searches, but ended up keeping them since my goal is to go back and work on these projects eventually.
Fast forward a month or so to a couple of days before my birthday. I was looking up some stuff on eBay when I noticed this 1972 Kellogg's Roberto Clemente:
1972 Kellogg's #49
Outside of picking up some birthday related collectibles and having dinner with a friend, I don't really celebrate my birthday anymore. But when I saw this card, I decided to treat myself to a special birthday present.
When it comes to card purchases, this is my most expensive single card purchase in quite some time. I used one of my eBay gift cards to cover the $65 BIN price tag (+ $3 shipping and $6.01 sales tax).
It was pretty exciting to add two vintage hall of famers to my collection over the course of two days. I wrote about the other card last week, but I wanted to save the best for last.
Clemente is a legend and this card is nothing short of gorgeous. There's not a single crack to be seen and the back is whiter than my teeth. I might not be any closer to completing the 1975 and 1978 Kellogg's sets... but this card will hold me over until I'm ready to begin opening up the daily eBay emails featuring insanely priced 70's Kellogg's singles.
Here's you question of the day...
Are there any cards you've put on the back burner due to recent price spikes?
If so, please share them in the comment section below. I'd love to hear about them.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!