A couple weeks ago, Ivan (@WatchTheBreaks) posted an eBay coupon. $3 off any card purchase of $3.01 or more. In other words, if you found a card with free shipping that was listed for $3.01, you could get it for a penny!
I didn’t spend it all in one place. I found one seller that had this bad boy for $2:
This is my first 1970 Fleer Laughlin World Series card, featuring the slugging Frank McCormick. “Buck” won the NL MVP in 1940, leading the league in hits and doubles while driving home 127 runs. The Redlegs topped the Tigers in the World Series, 4 games to 3. The back of the card shows a 1968 copyright date, but they are listed as a 1970 issue.
In addition to this vintage goodness, I also picked up my first 2018 Stadium Club card, a Tyler Mahle rookie card for $1.01. I actually missed adding Stadium Club to my wantlist until I found this card.
Two card purchases 48 years apart, and all it cost was a measley penny.
This should be a Stadium Club card.
— nick (@vossbrink) June 17, 2019
It was a great idea, and I couldn’t resist making a “fun card” (because I don’t expect Topps to ever do so, or MLB to even allow it if Topps wanted to).
Sweet Lou managed the Reds at such a fun time during my teenage years. Chris Sabo, Eric Davis, Jose Rijo, Tom Browning, future Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, and so many more thrived under Piniella’s leadership.
We need Sweet Lou back in Cincinnati.