9.20.2011

1950 Bowman
Roy Campanella

Everyone should have a card of Roy Campanella.

When I saw this on eBay about a week ago, It had a buy it now price of $6.99.  I figured, why not?  I know, it's a total beater but it's a second-year card of the Dodgers great.

Ever since starting this blog a few years ago,  I don't even look for cards in nicer condition. My eyes just gloss over those cards that look like they were just unwrapped, and they especially gloss over their higher price tags.

I'd much rather have this poor old baseball card at a fraction of the price.

5 comments:

Greg Zakwin said...

Campy's '50 Bowman is one of the greatest cards ever. A fine pickup!

The Angels In Order said...

I've always agreed with that first statement, but I've never been able to satisfy my desire for the 54 Bowman. Maybe someday.

Dhoff said...

Love the idea of this blog. I have a bunch of poor old vintage Bowman that's scribbled on with pen. Anyway, I hope this wasn't your last post. I was having a bunch of fun reading through your archives.

Josh Sohm said...

This blog defines the value of seemingly valueless cards. It's where the battered, bruised, and forgotten become cherished, adored, and enshrined.

Sincerely,

A Fan.

Joe DeLuca said...

I was searching the Internet hoping to find someone selling old, beatup baseball cards. I just wanted to find something real, you know? Not all of those unopened, encased in plastic, commodities bought and sold like poor man stocks. How is that a beat to hell Willie Mays isn't worth a billion times more than a mint Bonds rookie? This is what's wrong with the world. Your blog -- what's right with world, my friend. Thanks for sharing.