Thursday, April 23, 2015
Christmas in April (If I Had a Million Dollars)
I came across this mind blowing ebay auction for what is apparently a 12 card holiday pack of 1952 Topps. If you have a minute, take the time to read the auction description.
I'll never be able to afford a pack of 1952 anything. And even if I could, I can't see myself paying that kind of money for cardboard, even if I was obscenely wealthy. I'm just not wired that way.
But the thing that really caught my interest was just how strange the story is - original, nice grade Topps cards of a mysterious origin, probably sold anywhere between 1952 and 1962, or perhaps even all points in between.
Double the size of the 6 card nickel packs.
And add in the incredibly corny 1950's style graphics and shrink wrap, and it just seems like this perfect storm of nostalgia, pop history, and hobby drool puddling.
I'm sure anyone out there who can afford to shell out over a grand to try their luck on a pack of this is hoping for a Mantle. Hell, even if its just a dozen commons it's still probably a better value than some of the super high end products on the shelves today.
But this just seemed too awesome not to share. It's nothing I have seen before, and heck...if I ever did hit the lotto, maybe I would suck it up and try a pack. In the mean time, please pass the towel to mop up this drool.