This is my 100th blog post, which isn't a big deal to anyone but people like me who like big round numbers. Although I'll give credit to Topps' Million Card Giveaway in 2010 with bringing me back into the hobby, the blog community is what not only kept me going after the MCG novelty wore off, but gave me the most satisfaction I have ever had with the hobby. Anyway, on with the goodies.
While some people don't like, or don't care for, the Topps MCG or this year's Diamond Giveaway, I absolutely love it. I don't really care about the shipping charges, which are insane, by the way. I love the idea that you can pull a card out of the back and turn it in for a card from 1956, which is what I did with this one.
a 1956 Card of Bob Miller that I care nothing about. I love vintage cards, but there are no connections between myself and a Phillie I've never heard of. After several failed attempts to trade it for a Cub, I jumped at the chance when someone offered me this card for it.
Again, someone I'm not familiar with, but I'll definitely swap a 1956 for a 1954, no problem. This morning, the McGhee, which would have been the oldest card I've gotten from Topps (I got a 1955 Edwin Tappe last year), was out of my possession, and I am now a proud owner of this beauty.
Not only a die-cut, but the one die-cut card I really wanted. I want others, but the Castro is number one.
It's been a good day.