I dipped into the card shop again looking to pick up a piece for a trade I’m trying to get together with Judson over at My Cardboard Habit. Unfortunately they didn’t have anything that fit the bill, so I decided to do a quick look through some of the Astros cards.
So, I whipped out my phone and pulled up my want list in Google Docs. With the recent packages I’d received, the Nashville additions, and what I’d picked up at the card show in mind, I had realized that I had several team sets that were near completion.
My mind immediately went to the 70’s, as I knew I had two team sets that were just four cards away from being done. This Joaquin Andujar and three of his buddies managed to cross off 1977 Topps from my needs (although I could use an upgrade of the Joe Sambito, he’s got a pretty roughed up top edge).
Finally, I checked the case and splurged a little bit on a card. The gem of my visit was this very nice Joe Morgan from 1968. I cropped it slightly, and while the edges are in nice shape, the only blemishes on this card are some loveable soft corners, they purple dot above his head (which might just be a printing defect common to the card), and a very small grease dot above the E in Joe.
I paid a little more than I normally would to fulfill one of these sorts of needs, but I also managed to talk the guy into taking a couple bucks off of it. Morgan’s a Hall of Famer, so while I was over my typical five dollar budget, dropping eight on it seems ok.
There are some more updates to make, although they may be delayed in arriving. On Friday I’m taking a GRE, which I need so that I can apply for business school here in town. I’m hoping to gain admission this fall in order to begin the program in January.
After my little buying spree of late as well, I think I’m going to be suspending my purchases for a while as well. I do definitely want to keep up the trading though, it’s been pretty phenomenal. Here’s hoping I can update sooner rather than later.