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Friday, June 6, 2014

Cheap Vintage Rules!

I've been trying to wrap up my Topps HOF League Leader Project, so last month I headed over to Sportlots to see if I could check off a few cards from my wantlist.  I ended up finding one guy who had eight cards I needed:

I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to pick up seventeen different hall of famers for $5.78.

Now if you're familiar with Sportlots, then you understand the importance of combined shipping.  So I began scouring other vintage singles from his inventory and found a bunch of items.

One of the first cards I discovered was this cool catcher's card:

I grew up watching both of these guys play and although it's poorly centered, it's well worth the 55¢ I spent on it.

Next up are a pair of rookie cards:

Neither of these guys are HOFers... but Mad Dog and Teke are both fan favorites.  The damage?  80¢.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Oakland Athletics three-peat during the 70's.  I picked up these three cards for an additional 61¢.

And wrapping up this post are these two classic cards:

I already own both of these cards thanks to Mark (Stats on the Back) and Chris (Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz), but I needed some cheap filler cards and these two fit the description.  Herb's unique position and Gamble's awesome hair only set me back 43¢.

In all... there were forty cards in my order... setting me back $16.57 (plus $5.00 shipping).  That's approximately the price I would have had to pay for a 2014 Topps Archives blaster box.  And although Archives is one of my favorite products (huge fan of the hard signed autographs), I'll take actual vintage cards over them any day of the week.

Well... that's it for now.  I'm still waiting on one more order that will bring me a few steps closer to wrapping up the League Leaders Project.  Until then...

Happy Friday and sayonara!


  1. I agree, Fuji-san.
    Vintage over modern every day of the week.

  2. I love that Gamble card. Have a great weekend!

  3. Can never go wrong when your purchase includes a Schmidt card!!

  4. Your blog title: This is all I've been sayin'

  5. Very nice cards, my friend.

  6. Cheap vintage rules. Right on .. Let me know what you need to finish this up.

    1. Lol... I still owe you for the Seals cards ;-) Last week of the regular school year. I should have a package built for you (and everyone else) this upcoming weekend.

    2. No problem. I'm gonna go thru my old leader cards

    3. Thanks for the generosity. I'll write up a post to show off what I have and what I need.

  7. You can't beat cheap vintage. Also, League Leaders cards are just plain awesome.