Friday, August 11, 2017

Show Haul II

Here is the second and final installment of 'Stuff from the Hotel Show'. Pales in comparison to what's been posted around the blogs and on Twitter after the National show but that's fine by me. If the National show ever finds its way back down my way I'll hit it up. 

I already have a 1970 Xographs/Kelloggs Brooks card but in case I ever decide to put the set together I'll have one for that binder and my Brooks/Orioles binder. Like the rest of these this came out of the 10 for $6 bin. I used my credit to nab them. 


Xographs evolved into the company that made Sportflics cards a decade and a half later. But those things can't touch the 1970 Kelloggs cards.

Darrell had a huge stack of the '69 Topps Deckle Edge inserts. I wish I had picked up more but I'm certain that they will still be in the bin at his next show.  Topps used this Juan Marichal picture in their 1965 set.


This shot of Brooks is from 1965.

Hawk Harrelson in his A's uni and an airbrushed BoSox cap.


Deckle Edge #4..Luis Tiant. This set was notorious for misprinted cards.


I brought home this much loved 1957 Topps Orioles team card. It was like a homely, sad, lonely puppy at the pound begging for a home. Even though I already have multiples of it I couldn't have slept had I walked away from it.


This is what team cards should always be. Team pic on the front, info on the back. I don't care about Gatorade bath shots from the previous June.


"Pennant Winning Teams: 1944" That would be the Browns. Someone, maybe a kid in Catonsville or Towson, edited the roster on the back using two different pens. One day after I retire and have the time I'm going to do some research and break the code of the red and blue. I thought I had it figured out but Dick Williams' comings and goings with Baltimore complicated things to the point I gave up.


The roster as seen on the back of one of my better examples of this card. Topps dropped a comma before the name of the last player listed, Chuck Diering, making it seem as if he's a bat boy.

Here is the original photo of the '56 Orioles.


I don't have plans to ever chase the Topps World on Wheels set from the early '50s these were hard to pass up.


When I was in Springfield Massachusetts a couple of years ago the hotel we were staying at was hosting a Kaiser-Frazer owners convention. There were some really neat and unusual cars in the lot.






These last two items came from the last hotel show I went to, in June I think. They were stuck in a pocket of my backpack and I didn't remember them until I went thru my bag after last weekend's show. Kelloggs' Presidential stickers. I've read that there was a card set and a sticker set put out by Kelloggs in 1980. But I think the truth is that there were two different sticker sets. Beckett's 2016 Non-Sports catalog is useless in finding any info. It has nothing (but it does had about 35 small print pages devoted to trashy Bench Warmer cards) and I regret wasting my money on it.

Anyway, here are JFK and George Washington.


Everything else I picked up went out in PWEs and such. The next show rolls around at the end of September. I can't wait.

11 comments:

  1. The 1970 Kellogg's set was the first complete set I ever had. Love the World of Wheels cards

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    1. Both sets are are sweet for sure. If I had no regard for condition I could put together that WoW set out of cheap vintage bins except for the really rare high numbers.

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    2. I love the World on Wheels cards. I think I have that 1911 Mercer, as the back mentions the Indianapolis 500.

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  2. DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN. I need a vendor like this in my area.

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    1. Houston, as big as it is, has only one card shop that I'm aware of. And I've never been to it. So Darrell and his hotel show bargain boxes are my main source of cards nowadays.

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  3. It's funny... I could buy an entire binder full of 1956 Topps for $10, but I would still see something like that 1970 Brooks for under a buck and say "Aw, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!"

    Nice cards all around. I'd like to get more "World On Wheels" cars, but even within the realm of non-sports cards it's far from a priority.

    I'd say that there's a business/hobby opportunity for someone who wants to publish a reasonably informative non-sports guide.

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    1. I was very disappointed in the Beckett Non-Sports catalog. I'm still looking for a good source for info on presidential sets and the like. I may just have to pull together what I can find online myself.

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    2. It's not a price guide or magazine of any sort, but this is where I've found most of the info I've been looking for on the non-sports front.

      http://www.network54.com/Forum/526604

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  4. Those deckle's look really great, especially for that price. And I too really need to get more cards from the World on Wheels set.

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    1. Yup, and my scanner didn't do the deckles any justice. I should have re-scanned with the black and white setting to see if that would help.

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  5. I was just reading a post on the 1968 Topps 3D set and mentioned it has to be considered one of the greatest oddball issues of all-time. The 1970 Kellogg's (which is very, very similar) is right up there with it.

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