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Saturday, August 17, 2019
2019 National Pickups - A Whole Bunch of Signed 87s
I had thought Tom Paciorek signed TTM, but when I checked, it had been so long since a success, I put his card back in my box. When I saw this one for $2-$3, I went ahead and picked it up.
I had sent to Bill Russell TTM last year, but that one hasn't come back, either. I doubt it will, but you never know. At a price of $2-$3, I went ahead and crossed it off of the list.
The Greg Pryor actually was at another boot, not out for sale. The dealer had picked up some stuff from someone else, and the card was on top of his stack behind him. I spotted the wood border right away, and checked my Google Docs list. I needed it, so I asked the guy if he would sell it. I think he ended up taking $5 for it.
I had seen that Harold Reynolds didn't sign much TTM, so I bought the card. Once he saw it, Max expressed his disappointment, as he sees Reynolds all of the time. I might see if Max can help me upgrade anyway, as this card is a bit smudged. I think I paid $4 for it.
Finally, I had sent to Dennis Rasmussen a while back, but haven't gotten any return, so I went ahead with picking this one up.
Since the dealer(s) wanted between $2 and $5 for most of these, I figured I would go ahead and cross them off of my list and if the pending TTMs did come in later, I had enough trade buddies who would be interested. It seemed like a win-win for me.
All of this being said, (including a free signer who hasn't been posted yet) I picked up 16 signed 1987 Topps for my set while I was at the National. This put me at 500 cards, plus another came in TTM since I have been back, and my amazing friend, Gerard, picked up another that I needed. So, 502/792 is pretty great, since I unofficially started this set when I started sending cards TTM in 2016.