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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

(Zack) Wheat Wednesday: 1909-1911 T206 American Beauty Back RC 460 Subjects, PSA Authentic Altered!

Today's post is a long-time coming as I've owned this card for probably well over a year. I cracked it out of an SGC Authentic holder in an attempt to get it into a PSA holder with an actual grade as American Beauty Back T206s came smaller because the packs of cigarettes they were in also happened to be smaller than other brands of cigarettes. It still returned in an Authentic holder as it must be trimmed but it's an amazing card aesthetically-speaking and one I'm thrilled to have as one of two centerpieces in my Zack Wheat Collection.

It took two tries to get PSA to holder this -- why I don't know, I suppose I had to specify I wanted it in a holder regardless but that seems obvious to me when I send something in to be graded -- but it was worth the wait as it looks great in the PSA slab. It pairs well with the first Wheat T206 RC I landed a while back.

Here's the American Beauty Back. T206 Museum -- an awesome website I'd recommend checking out -- puts the American Beauty backs right in the middle of the pack except for those which are 460 subjects. That makes my Wheat the 15th scarcest back and by far the most unique back I have on any of the T206s I own.

Here's what the card looked like when I originally purchased it in its previous plastic tomb, the SGC Authentic holder.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

(Zack) Wheat Wednesday: 1925 Universal Toys & Novelty: SGC 40 Hand-Cut!

The newest pickup for my Zack Wheat PC is this beautiful hand-cut strip card that I was able to land via eBay already in an SGC 40 VG slab. I may have overpaid slightly as it was a win from PWCC and their auctions tend to run a little on the high end compared to other sellers. However, I rarely see this Wheat anywhere near my range and this VG copy has great eye-appeal.

The 1925 Universal Toys & Novelty set, while not very colorful, still intrigues me with its simplicity. Plus, any playing-era Zack Wheat is desirable in my book. The backs are blank and below is a full uncut sheet of all of the Dodgers.

I'm slowly chipping away at what I hope will one day be a master Wheat collection.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Another Custom Simpsons Sketch Card!

I'm working my way to a complete Simpsons clan with the latest sketch from my buddy who works on the show. He came into the shop again to drop off a really cool gift for me and in addition to drawing sketches for three kids who just happened to be there when he arrived, he also was awesome enough to sketch me another character.


Thanks as always amigo! You are too generous my friend!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Cards From Judson

My good buddy Judson from My Cardboard Habit fame sent along cards recently. All three were much appreciated and new additions to a couple of my collections.

Corey Seager cards are always welcome sights and the Russ Martin is a Light Blue parallel, numbered 23/75, out of 2017 Topps Archives.

Thanks as always Judson!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Corey Seager 2016 Bowman's Best Choice Autographs, #'d 5/50: BGS 9.5-10 AU RC

I was recently able to add another graded on-card auto to my Corey Seager PC. I was the sole bidder on eBay and while it wasn't a steal I was very comfortable with the price I paid. The card hails from the Bowman Choice Autographs subset of 2016 Bowman's Best which is one of my favorite products in recent years.

The card is numbered 5/50 -- jersey "1/1s" do have an appeal to me, although sometimes I wish they didn't -- and any Seager rookie auto is beyond desirable in my book. The fact it was already slabbed in a beautiful BGS 9.5-10 AU holder was the final push I needed to chase it.