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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Card Show Top 20 - #7 Super Chief

Moving right along, the #7 card scrounged at the Freedom card show from several months ago is a three for one special. These cards are bigger so it's only fair. Actually, these cards aren't cards so it's not fair at all. Unfairness in blog posts!!! Actually, true unfairness is everyone and their sister ripping Gypsy Queen right now while my local Target doesn't even have crappy Attax yet. Boooooooo! Speaking of really really unfair, the Braves have 5 short prints in 2011 Roma Royalty. I'll just watch other people have their fun and catch up on the posts while the thunderstorms roll in to kill us all. Normally I would make a morbid joke about how if I don't post again tomorrow you'll know I got wiped out by a tornado but I've been posting erratically lately so I don't want to tempt fate. Or risk anyone not even noticing. Do I have any readers left? Yeah, there you are! I ran off all the weak ones. All you cool people with fortitude, check out the goods:

Knucksie! On a very thin glossy oversized black and white card! Silly person, this isn't a card at all! It's a team promo photo of some type. Or maybe from a team photo pack. I'm not 100% sure and I'm not spending a lot of time figuring it out either. It's a cool old black and white photo of one of my favorite players of all time. Probably from around 1969 or so. How do I know that?

It was in a pile of similar photos including Cha-Cha here. Orlando was only with the Braves for a short period of time so I'll make a wild-ass guess educated speculation that it's around '69. Got this from the same seller with the crazy dollar box with Sertoma Stars and O-Pee-Chee Deckle Edges and Collectible Card Game cards from 1874 in it. (among other things, I'm not nearly finished with that guy yet) The dollar table had piles up on piles of photos, postcards, credit cards (no, really) and Sportscaster cards. Also a tub of photographic slides. Oh, and these photographs. I almost missed 'em the first time I scrounged through his wares as there was a postcard of Spock from Star Trek on top of them. I almost bought that postcard too, actually. Damn I wish I could go back to that table with a hundred dollar bill in my pocket. The stack of Braves photos were mostly of lesser known players but I was able to track down these two Hall of Famers among the scrubs. The  photos were not all from the same year either, I recognized a couple that I got back in the '80s that were leftovers from an autograph signing at a  card shop. Oh yeah, I also got one more...


I might have to rethink these rankings. This might be the second most incredible thing I got at the show. It's not the best, though. You'll have to wait for that one. If the tornadoes don't get me first!

The Top 20 List:

#20 Reds' Heavy Artillery
#19 Blue MadDog
#18 Lil' Jimmy
#17 Real Fake '52
#16 First Topps
#15 Bogus Boog
#14 V103 Tree
#13 Sertoma Rico
#12 '55 Finishers
#11 Hey Shiny
#10 What the Dickens
#9 '60 Spahnnie
#8 Lonely '53
#7 Super Chief
#6 Original Frank
#5 Hoops Inspiration
#4 Rocket Robin
#3 Wizard Off Kilter
#2 Shenanigans Were Called
#1 The Holy Grail of Commons


Captain Canuck said...

not only do I have fortitude... I have intestinal fortitude.

night owl said...

I've got the fortitude, which I need, since all you do is post Braves around here.

AdamE said...

I'm way less surprised that I am still reading your blog than I am surprised I am still writing mine. What was that? I haven't posted in a week and I kind of left a group break in the air. Well one of these days...

I wish I found a dealer with baseball postcards. I am missing a ton of them in my Virdon collection and they rarely show up on ebay either.

dayf said...

Interesting how all the people reading are awaiting packages from me...