I actually like organizing my collection. Any time spent with cards is a good day, but for some reason I end up talking myself out of the task. Some of this stems from wanting to post something on the blog and reading all the other great blogs. Another key component is the length of time to complete the task. Knowing that this is more than a one day project I will likely leave cards and supplies out on my desk to continue at the next free moment. This is a recipe for destruction when you have a two year old. While she has been trained that cards are to be treated like fine art, the will power of a two year old will always lead to mayhem and destruction.
To get around my mental blocks I've decided to take a manageable stack of cards from the unsorted boxes a few times a week. This will allow me to complete each stack and put everything away every night. In my head this sounds good, but we'll see what happens.
Now for more vintage!!!!!
1935 Diamond Stars Lloyd Waner
Always something exciting about adding a nice vintage card. Lloyd "Little Poison" Waner (great nickname) is one of those guys you might not realize is in the Hall of Fame. His brother Paul aka "Big Poison" (even better nickname) was much more celebrated and had over 3000 hits in his career. Lloyd was voted in by the veterans committee in 1967 while Paul was voted in 1952.
In terms of cardboard both seem to be a little under valued. This Little Poison ran me about $16. A small price to pay for 80 year old cardboard featuring a hall member. Since prices are low I may try find some cards featuring Lloyd and Paul.
Thanks for reading!