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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
2015 Topps Series 2 Box Break - A Huge Hit
I actually pulled two of the coin/stamp cards, the other being Jose Abreu. This Ted Williams, though, really did it for me. I mean, numbered to 50 (44/50) and with a silver Mercury dime. Oh man, what a cool card.
I collected coins as a kid, long before I got into baseball cards. My dad would bring me little plastic bubbles home that had a couple wheat pennies in them; my grandfather would show me his coin collection (which I wish I could have gotten my hands on when he passed) on rainy Sunday afternoons, and my mom would always facilitate a trip to the local coin shop (do those even exist anymore?). I still have quite a few coins and even some paper money that I have hoarded over the last several years, but whenever I go through it, I always stop and admire the Mercury dimes. I don't know why, but the Mercury dime, along with the Morgan dollar, were always my favorites.
Even more, I also collected stamps for a while. My grandmother is quite the stamp collector (I see a pattern here), and I became interested in it one of those rainy Sunday afternoons. So, somewhere around here is my stamp album (yes, I still have it). I just find this baseball card really funny, in that it kind of reminds me how my collecting has evolved over the years. Plus, it is a Ted Williams; You can's go wrong with that.
So, I was really excited when I pulled this card. I probably will sell or trade the Abreu, but this Williams is getting slabbed in a magnetic case, and will be in my collection for a while. I really like this card!
By the way, I saw the Ty Cobb 1/1 dime/stamp card in Ebay this morning. For bid, already at $1,200. Oh man, that would have been a cool pull.