The Midwest Baseball Card Set Run
During one of our Buying Trips we received a call from a gentleman who had a ‘few’ baseball card sets to sell. After a brief discussion, he decided to come see us. A few hours later we were looking at a 1951 Bowman baseball card set! I made an offer, he nodded, and then pulled out a 1948 Bowman set. I made an offer, he nodded and then said, ‘your offers are really fair, let me go out to my car and get the rest of the sets’. He came back in with an additional 15 sets!!! I was stunned because he never mentioned the size of the collection.
The Rest of the Baseball Card Sets
It ended up being a great afternoon and a real nice conversation. The collection was highlighted by the 1951 Bowman and 1948 Bowman baseball card sets. The 1951 Bowman Whitey Ford, 1948 Bowman Yogi Berra, and 1948 Bowman Stan Musial Rookie cards were in pretty good shape for their age! In addition there was a run of Topps sets from 1953 to 1967. The 1953 Topps set contained a couple of nice examples of the Satchell Paige and Jackie Robinson baseball cards. The 1954 Topps set is hard to beat with three great rookie cards and Ted Williams bookends. The Ernie Banks and Al Kaline Rookies were visually pleasing and centered nicely. The 1955 Topps set had great color and the Sandy Koufax and Roberto Clemente Rookies were graded and very nice examples. The 1956 set had a great looking Mickey Mantle. The 1957 Topps set had a killer run of mid series cards and a super nice Brooks Robinson Rookie. The 1958 Topps set had a really nice example of the World Series Batting Foes Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron card. The 1959 set had some nicely centered high numbers! The 1960 set was highlighted by a couple of great looking Willie McCovey and Carl Yastrzemski rookie cards. The 1961 Topps Bob Gibson baseball card was as good as it gets, and received a PSA 9 designation! The 1961 set was just a killer set!
The Baseball Card Set Run Purchase
Overall, this set run was in nicer condition than most of the runs we have encountered over our 27 years. Great surprises, like this purchase, don’t come along very often. I believe we make our own luck when it comes to buying collections like this. As long as you are honest, transparent, and answer people’s questions in a straight forward way, good things happen. Oh, and it is also helps that Kurtz Kardz pays a lot of cash for baseball card collections!!