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.”


1954 Topps
Phil Rizzuto

I checked my mail twice yesterday.

Once on my way to work and once after getting home. That's unusual for me, I'm lucky if I grab my snail mail but once a week.

But I was waiting for something special. After nearly a week, I was hoping my poor old 1954 Topps Phil Rizzuto was on its way. And when I opened up my mailbox a few hours ago, I was hoping to see one of those padded yellow envelopes I'm sure you've all seen before. That signature yellow usually means another one of my acquisitions has arrived.

But no yellow envelope. How could it be? It should have arrived days ago.

After digging a little deeper, I found it. It wasn't yellow this time but white. It was a standard envelope with cardboard used as reinforcement.

I knew it had arrived. And like a kid in the proverbial candy store that feeling came over me.

Ah, for the simple joys of life!


CaptKirk42 said...

Congrats on your card finally arriving. With that mustache he looks like a turn of the century (19th-20th) vintage player. :)

eltoro2012 said...

Very nice card

Anonymous said...

Why anyone would want a gem mint version of this card over the one you've got is beyond me! This card is evidence of the joy behind collecting, of the game, and being a kid! What other possible reason could someone have for buying a baseball card?