I received a note in the mail the other day.
It was from Jeffrey of Cardboard Catastrophes. He wanted to know how semi-high-number 1970 Topps cards ended up in the dollar box at a recent card show he attended.
Well, yeah, that's definitely a question. It's not my only question. Another question I have is "who the heck is holding a card show at a time like this?" But that's just me.
But probably I shouldn't be asking any questions at all. Because if all of the above didn't happen -- the card show, the dollar box, the generosity of fellow bloggers -- then I wouldn't have ended up with semi-high numbers from 1970 Topps.
It's really not a time for questions when you stumble across such a find. Just keep the lips zipped and send directly to night owl.
All of these guys rest between cards #576 and #612 in the set. Packages like this make my set questing so much easier.
But, wait, there's more!
There aren't high numbers or even semi-high numbers. They're all first-series cards but with lots and lots of superstars on them. I don't know if these were in the dollar box, too. But if so, they probably shouldn't have been either.
Jeff also found some cards for that 1967 Topps set I'm supposedly attempting to complete. All of these are cards in the 400s.
Love that Yoo-Hoo sign behind Etchebarren.
I don't know how Jeff has the time to find cards like this for me when he's looking for stuff for his own collection at a show. I have a very difficult time doing that myself. I don't think it's because I'm selfish, I just have too difficult of a time staying on task with my own interests when I'm at a show.
But again, I'm not asking any questions. I'll just chalk it up as something to aspire to.
I also received a card from my 1955 Topps Dodgers want list. This card was also in the dollar box, mostly likely after it spent a period of time in a shallow, muddy puddle some time in 1956.
There will be no questions with this card. Both Jeff and I agree, the dollar box is exactly where it belonged.
But it's simply perfect for my collection. And of that, too, I have no question.