Sunday, December 6, 2015

COMC Hoopla - Part 1 of ?: The Best Card of the Haul

First up, kudos to COMC for shipping all the Black Friday goodies wicked fast. Faster than I've received anything from them before, in fact. Ordered a bunch of stuff Thanksgiving morning and they were in my mailbox on Wednesday. Nice.

I don't know how long I'm gonna spread these out. All I know is one card I bought deserves its own post:

1909 T206 White Border Larry McLean. Oh. Man.

It's off-center and I don't even care. Of all my T206's, this is the coolest. That catcher's apron looks totally fly.

As for Mr. McLean: 13 years in the bigs (1901, 1903-4, 1906-1915), 7 of which were in Cincy. Nothing much to speak of, career-wise, but he did receive one Hall of Fame vote (surely as a lark). He holds the record for tallest catcher of all-time at 6'5. And he was shot to death by a bartender during a brawl in 1921. Goodness.

As for the collection: This is my ninth Red T206. There are 23 total, Maybe someday. Maybe someday.

Go Reds.


  1. Nice card... Worth it just for the "shot to death by a bartender" part.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your haul. I was going to whine about my COMC package still being in transit, but then I saw how you finished up on Thanksgiving. I spent the whole weekend shopping and didn't click on "send" until Monday.

    1. Usually when I buy at some random time, it takes two weeks from payment to mailbox.

  2. I am not worthy of looking at that beautiful piece of art. Wow.