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MAY pick-ups

May 2 2014 at 8:58 PM
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mr moses  (Login 1880snonsports)
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happy.gif Don't believe I've ever started one and doubt there's a card to be seen - but I haven't been buying - and it never ends well.....

#22 of 27 7/8" pinbacks

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somehow after seeing this listed so many times - I negotiated a deal with free shipping and added in my eBay bucks + special 10% offer fom eBay and pulled the trigger

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I have a few of these in different sizes - once selling for 750. and up when quite a few people were caught up in their beauty. At 400. and fully marked - well I'm "averaging"! Last of the money allocated from my Edwards consignment. I can sell but I have to replace it with something else.....

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Rolling the dice with some bakelite bones - go-with for my colored butterscotch poker chips and boards

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mr moses
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just added

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May 4 2014, 6:15 PM 

Thanks to a fair trade with a board member on our sister site (my hard earned CASH for the book) - I have finished my "run" of ACC's with the addition of a 1939 copy yesterday. Scared by the recent escalation of prices realized in a couple/three auctions - I bought it despite a missing front cover albeit at a discount. I generally do NOT buy cards and whatevers to fit into my collection that need upgrading in the future - but find it difficult to make a hard and fast rule about it and there are only so many to be had. I have heard 500 copies in the original printing (unconfirmed-think it's in one of my archived hobby publications) and not sure if that would have included the mimeo copies that apparently were produced in addition to my example of the printed copies. That being said - I'm now looking for an upgrade happy.gif while I'm still happy to have this one.
The good news is that it seems more people are appreciating the hobby history behind the cards themselves and the early proponents, authors, and participants (in part due to the exploration here and perhaps with more zest/depth on the darker side). I have always considered the hobby as a whole - the experience of my contemporary relationships formed with hobby friends, hobby lore, card manufacture/production/distribution, the truths and lies, the wacky people and stories, the shows and hunt - with my stuff. Everyone can experience the hobby the way they chose - I enjoy the history and piecing together little pieces of the puzzle......

 
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ted
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totaly agree with Henry.

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May 4 2014, 8:06 PM 

The best thing a bout this hobby is it gives you a great way to get in touch with American History.
I picked up 2 Buffalo Bill cards today. It gave me a renewed interest in Bill but also the others
that are in his set. I know there are others who have contributed more to life than Bill so it gives
me time to think about the others & why we only care about them is when we need their cards. But with this
hobby it doesn't matter, You do not have to care about Johnny Palooka or his card except when you
need it.

 
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mr moses
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I have a few Buffalo Bill

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May 4 2014, 9:23 PM 

cards, photos, premium whatevers. One of my favorites is a stamped leather premium of him mounted on his steed. He was larger than life and there's quite a few cards and ephemera associated with him and the many things he was connected to as a scout in the civil war and as a showman/promoter. Duke's history of poor boys is a great 16 page biography of the genre. The N167 OJ BB has both eluded (and haunted) me since selling it about 10(?) years ago after purchasing it in a Festberg auction. The N162 is great looking - the G.B. Miller sharp - even the somewhat pedestrian N28 looks good - but something about the N167 is special besides the fantastic pose - it's the earliest "insert card" featuring him and one of the earliest non-sports cards to be issued as part of a set. The Newsboy regardless of the back is a must and can be found without too much difficulty. As they were an exchange - many are found in collector condition.
You have made a good choice with Cody. Of the three luminaries I've encountered while seeking N cards and the go-withs - Buffalo Bill, Sandow, and P.T. Barnum each might have been my sole collecting focus had I not gravitated to a more generic approach as they influenced more than just a small circle of people - and they all LOOK as interesting as their lives. For a bit I collected some Lillian Russell and Sarah Bernhardt but rather than paying a premium for advertising and cards with their image as a sole focus - I again went a little more global.
The whole idea is to have fun...........

edited to correct a serious speeling error!


    
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mr moses
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May DIDN'T pick-up

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May 4 2014, 9:36 PM 


 
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Alan R. Moon
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Great way to start the month!

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May 5 2014, 9:39 AM 

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Anonymous
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sweet looking card Alan

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May 5 2014, 9:47 AM 

you could shave with that............ I've never owned a Sea Raider card although I've admired them many many times. Quite a spectacular example.

 
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Tom Boblitt
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Very.....

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May 5 2014, 10:58 AM 

Very, very nice card Alan......a blazer..........congrats!

 
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Todd Riley
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May 5 2014, 10:59 PM 

Wow Alan! That is sweet. You can really see why kids in the 1930's loved cards.

 
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Jason R.
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May 7 2014, 12:40 AM 

Alan, add my congrats for the Sea Raiders card!

As for myself, we're not even a week into May, and I've already amassed a pile of stuff.

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First off, there are these "Uncle Sam Home Defense" high numbers, courtesy of one Mark Schwartz.

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Then we have four more "Home Defense" high numbers from the Philly show, from the tables of Messrs. Fermaglich and Krim. That puts me within a dozen cards of having the full run of 144. The center bottom card is my lone type (so far) from the Canadian "Home Defence" series. Bottom right is one of the final three cards I needed for a full set of "Don't Let It Happen Over Here."

More Philly show pickups:
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I was happy to find some "Goofy Gags" at the show. I thought the white one at the bottom was among them, but it's not in the checklist; anyone have any idea what it really is? Same for the other non-"Goofy Gags" in this photo. Originally I thought they were Fleer "Back-Slapper Stickers," but again, they're not in the checklist.

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An early candy premium from Todd Riley, which may look familiar to those who followed the April pickups thread.

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A full set of "Put-On Badges," also from Todd.

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My first unopened Becker prize package.

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The Jaguar card at the bottom is an eBay pickup. Anyone know what set it comes from?

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Another eBay pickup, supplemented with Philly show cards to make the complete set. Think they weren't using the show just to sell toys? My favorite part about this set is that the one card doesn't just say "Eternia," but "Eternia Playset." And yes, I'm just the right age that I bought into the whole thing, hook, line and sinker. Even my book bag in elementary school was "Masters of the Universe"-themed!

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Some nice wrapper and box pickups (the "Rotten Eggs" box is full of additional wrappers from the series), as well as all but one of the "Rat Patrol" cards I needed to make a complete set.

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This one's for Dave!

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The back contains a checklist that was reprinted in the "Sport Americana" guides, but I'd never seen it in color before. I wish I could find one to go with the wrapper!

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The button on the right is a Philly show pickup from the Leaf "Fink Buttons" set. The one on the right is from the Topps "Wise Guy Buttons" series from the same year; I picked it up for $1 from a flea market the day after the Philly show.

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Found these at the same flea market. They bring me within one (the scarecrow), I think, of completing the set. (I already have the black cat.)

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An antique store pickup from later that afternoon. A near set and one of my favorites since I collect both non-sports cards and 20th-century World's Fair memorabilia.

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And finally, another eBay pickup, mostly because I forgot to include it in the wrapper/box roundup a few photos back. One of the creepiest wrappers I've ever seen -- where is that fifth arm coming from!?


    
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Claude Emond
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May 7 2014, 5:53 AM 

"Body Shop" should have been called "Body Parts".

 
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Todd Riley
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May 7 2014, 10:10 AM 

Jason,
Lots of fun stuff!

As for that 5th arm it's obviously the girl's detachable arm as that just looks like an empty sleeve on her one side.


    
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Todd Riley
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May 7 2014, 6:09 PM 

Recent mail...

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Weekend pickups...

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These puzzles are approx. 3.5 x 5 and I was told they were from Kellogg's Pep cereal. Anybody have any info on them?
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Been wanting this monster wrapper for a long time....
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Check out the BST area for more info on these...

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Dave Hornish
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May 7 2014, 7:07 PM 

Thanks Jason-appreciate the scans! I too need an example from this and a couple other similar sets.

 
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Jack J.
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May Pick-ups

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May 7 2014, 9:55 PM 

Great stuff this month already. It will be tough to beat April though.

Todd - I love the Invisible Color Picture Album. Email sent on the Cowboy Outfit cards.

Henry - I'd rather remember the two Baseball statues like they are in this thread rather than the "Horror Story" thread. What a sad disaster. I guess we've all got some kind of horror story to tell. Mine had to do with receiving a very rare Miller wax injected alien figure from the 1950s sent in a box with no padding. Needless to say, it was not a great addition to the collection.

Alan - Well ... WOW!!!

- Jack J.

 
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Jason R.
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May 7 2014, 11:14 PM 

Wow, Todd, nice pickup on the Comic Jig Saw Puzzles! First time I've ever seen pictures of any of them in color.

 
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Frank Evanov
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May 7 2014, 11:15 PM 

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Chuck Millburn
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May 8 2014, 8:08 AM 

Jack, Good to hear of someone else collecting Miller figures.
I bought a caveman on ebay and the seller broke the leg off,
so he sent it to me for free.


 
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Jack J.
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May Pick-ups

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May 8 2014, 9:23 AM 

Chuck - The Miller Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals were among the first collectibles I tried to recapture. In the 1980's I scoured swap meets and antique stores for many years to put together a complete set. Now, with a little cash, they are available on Ebay all the time. I can tell you which kid on the block had which animal and how each eventually met its end. The Purple People Eater is my favorite alien. Good to hear you collect Miller as well. I'd like to see what you have. Maybe I'll click off a photo or two later. - Jack J.

 
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Chuck Millburn
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May 8 2014, 10:28 AM 

I can't show any pics.
I still need 3 of the small dinosaurs and 2 jungle animals.
I do not have any space aliens.

(Sorry to all for talking about something other than nonsports here)!!!!

 
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