I've finally captured another white whale. Correction... golden goose. No wait... I mean Granny Goose.
After years of searching, I was finally able to track down a 1991 Granny Goose A's team set at a reasonable price:
On Sunday, a set popped up on one of my saved searches at a BIN price of $8 (free shipping). I immediately dropped everything and bought the set. A few hours later, another set popped up, so I grabbed it too.
Now in order to appreciate this story, I probably should put things into perspective. I've been tracking down this set for years... and "yes", they do pop up periodically on eBay. But "no"... they're never cheap. The Henderson alone books for $100 and is highly sought after by his collectors.
What about the Dave Revering? On May 20th, 1981, he was traded to the New York Yankees and rumor has it that Granny Goose pulled his card early in production. In other words, they're harder to find. Hopefully, I'll be able to add one of them eventually to my collection.
And the moral of the story? Well... for me, I learned that being "patient" pays off. I've been tempted a few times to pull the trigger and pay the going rate for this set. Luckily I didn't, because this Granny Goose fell right into my lap.
Happy Hump Day and sayonara!