Wednesday, February 24, 2016

COMC vs. My Paycheck: Part 2 - Vintage

More from my COMC haul. Sweet, vintagey goodness. Roll 'em.

1978 Pepsi-Cola Superstars Tabs Dan Driessen. These came in strips about four times as long as this, but the other three-fourths is ad space, so most people cut the player portion off. Then 38 years later one of em sold it to me for a dollar.

1975 Hostess Uncut sheet Sal Bando, Joe Morgan, Mickey Lolich. This is awesome. My first uncut Hostess sheet from any year.

1978 Hostess Johnny Bench. More sugary goodness.

1976 Kellogg's Johnny Bench. Mint freakin condition, baby.

1961 Post Vada Pinson. I somehow had the Canadian version of this card, but not the American version. No more.

1971 Fleer Laughlin World Series Reds vs. White Sox. It's often forgotten that since the Black Sox threw the Series, someone actually did need to win it. That'd be my Reds.

1960 Leaf Eddie Kasko. Not much to say about this set. I'm sure there are those who love it. I am not one.

1940 Play Ball Duke Derringer. Reds HoF from one of the better sets of all time. Noice.

Today's closer is this Johnny Vander Meer from the 1977-79 Sportscaster series. These were from multiple sports and were obtained by mail order subscription for three years. Two dozen cards every few weeks. Oh, and they're like 6" x 8". This is the first one I've seen for sale of a Red, so I had to snag it. I am happy.

Even more to post in the next few days, Go Reds.


  1. Man - it is hard to pick which one of those is the best card. So much delicious vintage. But that Driessen at the top is something I have never seen before.