You know what ? I'm really stating to like the way my collection is headed. That is to say : I have no idea where. It's frustrating that I don't have a LCS or card shows to attend where I could just browse and browse and pick up countless pieces of cardboard that I just like and also be overwhelmed at the sheer quantity of things that exist. But at least, now, there's the internet. It's tougher to find things at random, unless you spend your entire day looking at ebay auctions (and I spend enough time over there as there is), but from time to time, things will catch my eye.
Such as this vintage Bowman lot. I don't really care for modern day Bowman (modern day starting with their 89 set), but I do love their older sets (ok, maybe not the 1955 Tv set. Then again, it's so ugly, it might just grow on me).
So yeah, you guessed it, this was a vintage Bowman Yankees lot. There's a fifth '50 Bowman I didn't scan, and I won the auction for $14. Considering the middle two are low numbered (I understand those are tougher to find, and Beckett lists them at *cough* $80 each (in Mint condition, of course, but still)), I see it as a good deal. The 1953 black and whites are the first ones I see from that set. I find it strange that they'd issue two sets, one in black and white and one (gorgeous) in color, but I do like the way they look. Though at the time, they must have seemed a little boring.
Seems saddly fitting for me to receive this card only a few days after his passing. I absolutely love it, and copies can be found relatively cheap. I got mine, off-centered and a little bit creased, for $7.
And sometimes I'll also stick to my guns and to my main collection and add cards that I find semi-interesting. I was surprised at how thick those Five Star cards are.
So there you go, some more randomness ! Can't wait to travel more of that same road.