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Sunday, May 4, 2014
Awesome Vintage Pickups From The Columbia Antique Shop
This time down marked the second time we went to the Rosewood Crawfish Festival. Last time we went was 2012, missing 2013 due to one of Chris's baseball games. Before the festival, however, I took a few hours to check out my other favorite thing about Columbia, the Chic Antiques shop at the Columbia Antique mall.
Usually, when I head to the antique shop, I pick up a few vintage set needs and a baseball or two. This time, Conrad, the shop proprietor, didn't have any that I needed readily available. So, along with the 70 1959 Topps cards I got for my set, I also picked up some amazing vintage cards, starting with the above 1952 Topps Bob Feller.
I had this Feller on my Top 10 wishlist and figured it would be fairly easily attainable. Supposed book value is around $250 and I was able to get this card for $75. Not bad at all. I figured that this card took the place of whatever signed ball I would have picked up. I haven't been afforded the luxury of having access to too many 1952 Topps cards, but while looking at this card, and one you'll see below, I can see why there is such a draw to them. They are very sharp cards and I really want to pick up a few more.
So, including the above Snuffy Stirnweiss, I picked up 5 cards I needed for my set. That means I have 29 of the possible 48 cards, or 60% of the set. I bet I will have this set wrapped up before too long. I don't know if I will attempt another Bowman set at this moment, but you never know. If I can knock out the '48 set, I know that will be a huge feather in my cap, though.
That being said, I really enjoyed my weekend with my brother. Not only did I get to see him, I also got to hang out with my older brother, Philip, my younger brother, Andy, and Andy's lady-friend, Camryn. We all had a great time eating crawfish and having a few beers. I can't wait til the next time I can make the trip down to see Adam, probably sometime in July.