Anonymous Collectibles NJ said...

“Let me see if I got this right. You buy low grade

beat up cards and feature them on your blog.

That’s awesome. Totally different than all the

other blogs I have seen featuring the nicest cards.”


1920-21 W516-2-2
Grover Alexander

My guess is termites.

That's what I think got to good ol' Grover Alexander.

I don't exactly remember what I paid for this card but as you can imagine, it wasn't very much. Even if I paid a few dollars, some would argue it was too much.

But as a poor old baseball card, this card is priceless.

Someone commented the other day that he was tracking the Allen & Ginter card I recently posted and decided against it when it reached a certain price. He said he wondered if someone would bid on it because it was sooooooo BAD.

I sometimes wonder  — if this was ten years ago, would I be bidding on these trashed cards?

Probably not. But today, I relish these old cards. They're a lot more interesting than those near-perfect  pieces of cardboard.


Matthew Glidden said...

Any termite will tell you--that's a tasty card! Nice post of Mr. Alexander.

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