So I've been seeing a bunch of Million Card Giveaway posts lately. And it reminded me that we only have till March to have your cards shipped or I guess they go back in the Topps vault. See you in 20 years 1987 Topps cards.
I decided that I would have all my cards pre 1970 shipped and I actually had two 1970 and above shipped to me. For a "Free" giveaway shipping and handling is awfully expensive. It cost me somewhere around 8 bucks to have these 12 cards shipped to me. To be honest they were all in top loaders which is nice. But when postage is under 2 bucks it still feels like a rip off. And to be honest the quality and condition of these cards leaves a little to be desired. But it's always nice to add a little vintage to the collection. I was looking through my MCG portfolio the other day and somehow I missed a 1965 card and then traded up to another 1965. I think the 65's are one of my favorite looking sets from the 60's. So I'm probably going to get at least one more round of cards shipped, but the majority are high 70's and not worth very much. I think I'll let Topps put them back in the vault. Anyway... here's what I got last year from the code cards that was mostly pre 1970.
I got a trio of 1968 cards.
Over all not impressed. If I didn't have a few 1960 left in the bin and a ton of 1972's I probably would just say screw it and leave them but I think I'll have a few more shipped to me. I'm a glutton for punishment. I also apologize. As I started writing this post I wished I'd have scanned the backs. The early Topps backs were great with cartoons and interesting use of colors. Maybe I'll save that for a later post.
Have a great humpday.