Another five bite the dust
I took advantage of the Black Friday free shipping deal on COMC last week and filled in five more slots in my Kurt Stillwell binder…
1988 Starting Lineup Talking Baseball – I already had this card, but it’s in the Reds binder as a part of the team set. My rules are very easy for me to understand when deciding whether a card is counted toward my Reds binder or my Stillwell binder…if it’s a part of a team set, it goes in the Reds binder. Eventually, I plan to have two of every Stillwell card that shows him in a Reds uniform.
1988 Royals Smokey – This is one of those regional issues that I never thought I would own because the eBay prices are through-the-roof. I can’t remember what I paid for this, but it wasn’t the $5 that is often seen on eBay.
1990 O-Pee-Chee – I was worried about this one. I was burnt on a Griffey a few years ago on eBay; I should have asked to see the reverse print. I did get a refund on that one. Fortunately, COMC shows you the front and back of the card, so I saw that there was a difference from the regular Topps issue. Now the question is, do I put it in the binder backwards?
1992 Score Rookie/Traded – One of the few “common” cards left on the list price-wise. I realize that none of the remaining cards will break the bank, but it’s still nice to find one that costs less than a quarter.
1994 Fleer/Pro Cards – I had not realized Fleer got into the minor leagues until I put this list together. I still need Stillwell’s 1995 Fleer/Pro Cards issue; in fact, I’ve never even seen a picture of that particular card. But the 1994 card is now mine.
Here is my updated wantlist (only 20 to go!) for Kurt Stillwell cards:
- 1987 Reds Kahn’s Kurt Stillwell 11
- 1988 Royals Team Issue Kurt Stillwell 31
- 1989 Cedar Rapids Reds All-Decade Best Kurt Stillwell 6
- 1989 Kenner Starting Lineup Cards Kurt Stillwell 140 (figure and/or card)
- 1989 Royals Tastee Discs Kurt Stillwell 8
- 1989 Score Young Superstars II Kurt Stillwell 42
- 1989 Topps Stickers Kurt Stillwell 266
- 1990 MLBPA Baseball Buttons (Pins) Kurt Stillwell 106
- 1990 Royals Postcards Kurt Stillwell 24
- 1990 Topps Stickers Kurt Stillwell 269
- 1991 Donruss Super DK’s Kurt Stillwell 24
- 1991 O-Pee-Chee Kurt Stillwell 478
- 1991 Red Foley Stickers Kurt Stillwell 91
- 1992 Padres Mother’s Kurt Stillwell 5
- 1992 Padres Police DARE Kurt Stillwell 23
- 1992 Padres Smokey Kurt Stillwell 34
- 1994 Topps Spanish Kurt Stillwell 198
- 1995 Indianapolis Indians Fleer/ProCards Kurt Stillwell 104
- 1996 Rangers Dr Pepper Kurt Stillwell 32
- 1996 Rangers Mother’s Kurt Stillwell 22