This was the most expensive card I got at 80 cents. In 1961 Stu was blown off the mound at Candlestick Park in the All-Star Game, which was reason enough for getting this card.
Really, I just love getting low grade vintage. I mean, for example, a better centered copy of the Stu Miller card above was available for $3.20, or 4 times what I paid for my copy. The better centered copy probably wasn't priced as well anyway, but you get the idea. It's a lot more budget friendly for a kid ( me) to get off conditioned cards. And the dark spot in the top right corner isn't a shadow. It's a stain, the reason why I got the this for 40 cents.
I thought that this was a pretty nice pickup for 60 cents.He was a Yankee, and he was also what "the sportscasters like to refer to as a fireballing right-hander, a real flamethrower, an aspareen chucker." ( points if you know what that was from). He also had some nice glasses.
This very card was in fact featured in the book.Most of y'all should probably know which book I'm talking by now. This card was also the 1st card I've gotten where the player had amassed 700 or more at bats in a minor league season.
There were also some late 70's cards that were mostly about 10 cents. I'm a fan of 1976, and so I was glad to pick up these for such a price. The John Hiller was actually a quarter, but it was worth it.
My visit to the card shop was also notable in that I got my 1st 1975 Topps Mini for 60 cents.
Overall, it was a nice haul. I'll probably be going back pretty soon, if my Mom allows it ( imagine your son having 10,000 baseball cards and not always putting them back after looking at them).
A quick note on posting: I often don't post because I haven't really got anything interesting. On the other hand, sometimes it's just negligence.
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed it.