Collectible #1: 2003 Topps Gallery Currency Collection #CC-WM
This is the only card in the post that actually features U.S. currency. The 1958 Wheat Penny represents Willie's first year in San Francisco. According to Coin Trackers this penny's value ranges between 5¢ to $5. Looks like I paid high book value, since I purchased this card back in March off of COMC for $5.
Collectible #2: 2003 Topps Gallery Bucks #NNO
Here's another "money" Mays collectible. These "bucks" were inserted into packs of Topps Gallery and could be used to purchase Topps artwork on eBay. This was another COMC purchase. Only this one was much more affordable (55¢) and took place back in 2018.
Collectible #3: 2002 Topps Gallery Bucks #NNO
The year before, Topps used Nolan Ryan on their Gallery Bucks. It carried the same value and worked the same way as the 2003 Willie Mays. This card came in a binder I purchased for $5 at the Capitol Flea Market seven years ago. Gotta say... I sure miss walking around the flea market and finding deals on baseball cards.
Collectible #4: 1962 Topps #NNO
Feast your eyes on a vintage oddball issue that doesn't get enough publicity as it should. I originally thought these were inserted in packs of baseball cards, but I have since learned they were distributed in packs that sold for 1¢ back in the day. If you're interested in learning more about these Sports Collectors Daily write a great article on these oddballs back in 2016.
This Whitey Ford was an eBay freebie that has a story attached. Sadly I'm running awfully close to my deadline and want to publish this post on time. But if you want to learn how I got this vintage oddball for free, click here.
Well that's it for today. Happy National Dollar Day and sayonara!