I've been sitting on this post for awhile in anticipation of something arriving in the mail. It hasn't arrived yet, it's usually here by now, but I'll get to that later.
The point is I'm sick of waiting, so this is the post.
It's actually worked out in a way because the delay has helped me add some 1970 Topps cards to this post that just arrived from mr haverkamp. He was digging around for some stuff at a card show and came across a few high-number needs of mine!
There's that rascal Jose Pagan, always residing in the high numbers, making things difficult. Pretty pleased I don't have to chase this one down.
Don Money's a great name from my childhood, I loved pulling his cards (although I remember him exclusively as a Milwaukee Brewer). This '70s version is well-worn and miscut but that monster rookie trophy helps balance things off nicely.
Here's a grinning Bob Johnson. Generic name, generic playing position. At least his hat isn't airbrushed like on his '69 card.
So those are three super-fine high numbers for the set and I received another card in the envelope that is nothing like the others.
It has been a long, long, loooooong time since someone has found a card of my Nebulous 9, although somebody is supposed to be sending me a card soon that's also on that list.
This Jeter Night Gamers card gets me within one of having the entire insert set, which I've been "chasing" for years (actually not chasing at all). I just need the Pudge Rodriguez now.
But getting back to 1970 Topps and what I was waiting for in the mail.
I had hoped to have the latest issue of Beckett Vintage Magazine in my possession by now. I know it's been published -- I've seen the cover -- and I may (or may not) have an article or two in that issue.
I have a subscription and it usual shows up during the first week or two of the month, a couple of weeks before it shows up on newstands. But it still hasn't arrived. I wanted to show off my article/articles because those are what paid for this:
This has been the cloud hovering over my 1970 Topps pursuit and now it's all sunny sailing ahead!
I think people who read this blog know that I didn't pick up this particular version because it's graded. You know me better than that. I got it because it was the card in the condition I was looking for at the right price.
But folks on that other social media site (what is it calling itself today?) don't have a clue on what I'm about. Because a good number of the comments when I showed the card were about the grade. Someone actually said, "looks good for a '3', might want to consider a resubmission someday."
So, yeah, it will be out of the plastic cage soon. It would've been out by now but, you know, I've been waiting.
I'm pretty sure that now that I've written this, the magazine will be in my mailbox tomorrow.