Saturday Pick Ups -5/24/19 - Friday edition! 33 Goudey Ruth

PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

Always love stopping to look for cards on Saturday before visiting my mom who is in assisted living. So usually out looking for some good deals or something that catches my eye. Last week picked up some Mantles and had my eye on a 54 Jackie Robinson and more Mantles. Picked up the Jackie which I figure at ex-mt. Wish it was centered better but a decent card. The 58 Mantle is a beater but a good price. Same went for the 69 Mantle. A little worse than the one I got last week, but cheaper. Picked up 2 lower grade Bench rookies because well, the price was right. As I was sorting thru the boxes there were a couple cards marked T206. I'm not a pre-war collector but figured I would ask a price. Figured they had to be worth at least $20-30 each and when the price was well below that, I pulled the trigger. Think I did ok on the T206. *)





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  • MintacularMintacular Posts: 1,089 ✭✭✭

    I love threads like this, deals are out there just have to keep looking. Again, sometimes the best deal is no deal but in this case sounds like you didn't have to live that one

    Collector Interest: Clemente & Mantle
  • Stone193Stone193 Posts: 23,442 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 9, 2019 5:54PM

    When it comes to Mantle, there are no beaters IMO - so very nice buddy.

    Some nice pickups Tim.

    The "Shag" Shaughnessy card is very nice - tho he didn't play much in baseball, he was well known as a manager and exec. type. I have a letter somewhere he wrote - he played BB and FB for Notre Dame. How does the back look? What tobacco co. is on the back - Piedmont?

    Mike



  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    @Stone193 said:
    When it comes to Mantle, there are no beaters IMO - so very nice buddy.

    Some nice pickups Tim.

    The "Shag" Shaughnessy card is very nice - tho he didn't play much in baseball, he was well known as a manager and exec. type. I have a letter somewhere he wrote - he played BB and FB for Notre Dame. How does the back look? What tobacco co. is on the back - Piedmont?

    The Shag is a Piedmont back. The entire lot was under 4 bills so I think I did very well!!

  • Stone193Stone193 Posts: 23,442 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Shag is a Piedmont back. The entire lot was under 4 bills so I think I did very well!!

    Very nice!

    Are ya gonna send the T206 to PSA?

    It's got a bit of paper loss - otherwise a nice card - best of luck Tim.

    Mike



  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    @Stone193 said:
    Very nice!

    Are ya gonna send the T206 to PSA?

    It's got a bit of paper loss - otherwise a nice card - best of luck Tim.

    I thought I might send it in. Only ever subbed to PSA so I don't know who might be more forgiving on the grade.

  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    Here are my weekly pick ups for 3/16. Still low grade stuff but some good deals.


  • Stone193Stone193 Posts: 23,442 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice 66T Mantle and good centering.

    Not all familiar with the T205s

    Card store pickups?

    Mike



  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    @Stone193 said:
    Nice 66T Mantle and good centering.

    Not all familiar with the T205s

    Card store pickups?

    The 66 Mantle does have decent centering but pretty rough other than that. I am also not too familiar with the T205's but they are fun to pick up. Think I'll be checking out some 33 and 34 Goudey next week. Couldn't pull the trigger on a couple I wanted today. And yes, card store pickups.

  • robert67robert67 Posts: 1,010 ✭✭✭
    edited June 5, 2019 10:46AM

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  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    @Huckleberry said:
    Nowadays, everything has to be 8 or 9 or gem mint. It has to be centered. It has to have no dings or scratches. It has to have razor sharp corners. It has to have a flawless appearance. Its gotten ridiculous.

    Yeah, I wouldn't mind have all my Mantles in 8's or 9's but with the price tags that come with those, it's just not going to happen. I prefer just mid grade 4's- 6's for keep for my collection. I also like these lower grade cards and if I sure don't mind amassing multiples of those. I also don't mind having a stack of Mantles versus just one. Now, I will say I have gotten worse about centering the older I get. Way off left to right bothers me. That doesn't mean I won't buy one like that if the price is right!
    I really enjoy the hunt and while there is no card shop in my own town, I travel every Saturday about 70 miles to see my mother so I get to look for stuff for an hour or two. It is allowing me to branch out into some neat stuff as well. I look forward to checking out some Goudey cards next week that I can share on here as well!

  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    Made my normal Saturday run and was going for some 33 Goudey. Had looked at one #29 Foxx last week and passed but regretted it all week. Pick up that one AND another. Left the #154 behind which I will probably regret this week and get next week, lol. Besides the Foxx's, I picked up 3 lower grade "names" and then 2 that were commons and just a tiny bit oc but have razor sharp corners....couldn't pass those up. Had to pay up this week! Hope you all enjoy!



  • BishtwBishtw Posts: 105 ✭✭

    @PROMETHIUS88 said:
    Made my normal Saturday run and was going for some 33 Goudey. Had looked at one #29 Foxx last week and passed but regretted it all week. Pick up that one AND another. Left the #154 behind which I will probably regret this week and get next week, lol. Besides the Foxx's, I picked up 3 lower grade "names" and then 2 that were commons and just a tiny bit oc but have razor sharp corners....couldn't pass those up. Had to pay up this week! Hope you all enjoy!

    Nice pick ups! You win Saturday with 2 Foxx's.

    The corners on the Van Atta and Hass are spectacular!

    Good Job.

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  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    Not Saturday but got these Micks from a fellow board member. Many thanks! And my first and only Cy Young. Not great looking but pretty well centered and it is....well, Cy Young!


  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    So since I picked up the 2 #29 Foxx's on Saturday, they were crying because they missed their buddy. So today I had to make a run and pick up the #154 so they wouldn't be lonely. Picked up some of their buddies as well!


  • jay0791jay0791 Posts: 2,626 ✭✭✭

    As a Yankee fan...lovin those T205's

    Collecting PSA... FB,BK,HK,and BB HOF RC sets
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  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 26, 2019 8:55PM

    And here they are side by side by side.

    Now looking at all 3 of them, Mr. Foxx #154 is a bit short in stature. May have been trimmed but if so it appears it would have been years ago.

  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 1,073 ✭✭✭

    That Cy Young has me drooling! Nice pickups.

  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    Not a lot of time to hunt today. Just picked up a low grade 56 Hank, a decent 67 Hank and a pretty solid Rickey rookie. Also purchased a box of 2019 Hobby Gypsy Queen. Several numbered cards a 1/1 Black Josh Harrison and a #/50 Chrome Juan Soto. Nothing special on the autos.

  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    BTW, that is a hair in the scan on the Ricky....it didn't cost extra

  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    Got some grades back on a few of the cards I sent last month. The 67 Mantle is one I posted a pic on another thread and has the "pink dot". Was hoping for a 7 but wouldn't have been surprised at at 6. Guess it was right on. Really happy about the 58 Mick since it is a beater. Not sure how the 54 Jackie got a straight grade. I didn't ask for no qualifiers but looks like that's what they did. The Shag card I hoped would be a 4 but happy with it as it was my first T206 submission!

    1 1 43069537 VERY GOOD 3 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350 Shag Shaughnessy Card
    2 1 43069538 EXCELLENT 5 1954 Topps 10 Jackie Robinson Card
    3 1 43069539 GOOD 2 1958 Topps 150 Mickey Mantle Card
    4 1 43069540 EXCELLENT-MINT+ 6.5 1967 Topps 150 Mickey Mantle

  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 1,073 ✭✭✭

    Not bad. I'm looking forward to the next edition of Saturday pick ups. I can't wait to see what treasures you find.

  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    @doubledragon said:
    Not bad. I'm looking forward to the next edition of Saturday pick ups. I can't wait to see what treasures you find.

    Haha, didn't make it last week so I'm looking forward to it as well. Speaking of "treasures", I am contemplating picking up a box of National Treasures. Either that or will look at more 33 Goudey. Unless I'm able to find some other gems

  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    Didn't have a ton of time and wasn't feeling in the mood to search thru vintage for gems so on 4/20, it appears I may have been smoking something with these purchases. Opened the Bowman already. I don't think I got any decent hits but I have no idea what is good and what isn't. I'm holding off on the 17 National Treasures for now. I need more to drink before I decide if I should open that. What do you all think?? Open or not??


  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 1,073 ✭✭✭

    Have more to drink, then open! 😉

  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    PSA mail day. Previous Saturday pick ups.

  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 1,073 ✭✭✭

    Sweet.🖒

  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    I was down a couple weeks with a bad back but at it again today. Was short on time and only picked up these three. Digging the Moe even though it's oc. Also got a line on some very sweek 48 Leaf boxing, 1949 Bowman FBI Heroes and some 1952 Topps Wings

  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    So, I have a wedding to go to tomorrow and can't do my normal Saturday run. Instead, I bailed on work and headed out today. Was originally hoping to look at and work a deal for some 48 Leaf boxing but the card shop owner had taken them home to price for me, thinking I was going to be there tomorrow. So, having a pocket full of cash, I had to buy SOMETHING. Looking thru boxes and asking to see what else may be hanging around, I was given some stacks of cards to look thru. Oh, the 60 Mantle AS I saw last week but didn't pick it up so I grabbed that one first thing. I can never get enough Hendo rookies to I bought these two. Now, I don't like BVG at all and have never purchased a card in a BVG holder but looked this one over and it was really nice so I picked it up. In another stack was this 1933 Goudey Ruth. Now, it had been sent to PSA previously and was returned as "altered" but it is still very presentable. I still can't figure out why they return some as altered and holder others as "Authentic Altered". Whoever "altered" it did a horrible job, imo. There are a couple creases and the upper right hand corner, as you can see, is ripped. Either way, it's a decent looking card and it's a Ruth! I have added closer scans of the ripped corner. If anyone can tell me what the alteration is, I would love to know.






  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 1,073 ✭✭✭

    I would have ditched work also! Nice pickups. I can't believe you found that Ruth. I would have bought that Ruth even if it had a picture of Santa Claus drawn on the back! Nice Henderson and Mantle too.

  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    @doubledragon said:
    I would have ditched work also! Nice pickups. I can't believe you found that Ruth. I would have bought that Ruth even if it had a picture of Santa Claus drawn on the back! Nice Henderson and Mantle too.

    For what I paid, I would have been ok if there would have been a D drawn on it or a bag of nutz drawn on his chin.

  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭✭

    So after thinking and reading a post on Net54, I believe the alteration is most likely cleaning or bleaching on the Ruth. I can deal with that!

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