The Legend

The Legend

Monday, August 28, 2017

Counting Backwards 313 to 312

I have to admit I'm a little more excited than normal about a recent purchase I made. Thanks to Greg from Plaschke Thy Sweater is Argyle with the assist on this one.  First a little build up....

Vintage cards are not in my comfort zone.  Before starting my blog I had very little in the way of vintage Buccos.  Now that I've been around for a little while and have some great trade partners, my collection has turned pretty respectable.  The gradual additions via trade has led me to more and more purchases. Back in early 2016 I made one of my favorite purchases.


This is the 1936 National Chicle fine pen premiums R313 featuring the Waner brothers catching a piggy back ride from Big Jim Weaver.  It is just so cool and unique. I feel in love with it the first time I saw it.  It took a little time for me to find one in decent condition, but eventually I snagged one.

Fast forward to a couple weeks back and Greg sends me a Tweet with an eBay link.  When I first saw the link, I thought it was for the same card I already owned since I only took a glance at the description.

1936 National Chicle Premium Pastels R312

It turns out the link was for the pastel version of the card! I'm super pumped that I have both versions and that they are in relatively good condition.

Thanks for the assist Greg!

16 comments:

  1. Awesome cards!!!!
    Greg is great at tipping people off to cards he thinks would go well in other collections.

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    1. He has helped me a few times. I'm not as diligent on eBay as I once was.

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  2. Awesome score. The pastel chicles are one of my favorites

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    1. I love it. You are a big reason why I like vintage. You've helped my collection so much.

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  3. Congratulations on your big purchase! I have almost bought that Waner R313 on a couple different occasions, but I have never even seen one of the Pastels before.

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  4. These are so cool! Love that photo.

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    1. It is one of the more unique card photos ever.

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  5. glad I could help! congrats on the sweet pickup!

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    1. You are great for my collection, and bad for my wallet... :)

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  6. This is one of the greatest things I've ever seen. I'll have to keep an eye out for a copy!

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  7. I don't collect the Waners and want one of these!

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