I might as well say now that I'm sure I can't keep up the pace of daily posting. I originally thought I would post daily for the first 3 months. I am extending that a little, and I think now that I'll keep posting daily into December. After that, I'll move down to about 3 times per week. I view myself as buying some more cards to complete my collection, getting some things that I always wanted but couldn't afford when I was a kid, or getting things that I would have wanted if I had known about them at the time. My posts are either about cards I've had for years, or the cards I'm getting to complete the collection, and so I see myself as running out of things to talk about at some point. While I don't plan this to be a permanent endeavor, I also don't want it to run out too soon. If I go down to three posts a week, I won't run out of material as fast.
|1951 Bowman Richie Ashburn, graded PSA 7.|
I'll say that even though I can't handle the card myself because of the slab, I am very impressed with what I can tell of its condition. A card graded 7 looks almost perfect to me. That this card has survived since 1951, with that being 66 years now, in such pristine shape is amazing to me.
|Richie Ashburn card back.|
I only have a few original Bowman cards, but I like seeing that they're marked as being from Philadelphia. Philadelphia was also home to Fleer, and the Topps packs I opened always were marked with Duryea, PA, which is in the Scranton area, not too far away. It's nice to know our corner of the world has had its influence on the hobby.