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.
First off, there are these "Uncle Sam Home Defense" high numbers, courtesy of one Mark Schwartz.
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:
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.
An early candy premium from Todd Riley, which may look familiar to those who followed the April pickups thread.
A full set of "Put-On Badges," also from Todd.
My first unopened Becker prize package.
The Jaguar card at the bottom is an eBay pickup. Anyone know what set it comes from?
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!
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.
This one's for Dave!
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!
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.
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.)
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.
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!?