This week I didn't make an moves in terms of people adding to the project. I did, however, get receive some of the PWE contributions in the mail and a couple of others in a trade package with One Million Cubs. Thanks, Herman, Matt, Dave, and Beau, for helping get things started and check out the video where I go through what each person sent for the project!
Saturday, January 23, 2021
In a recent tweet I wrote the following...
No lie. Up until a few months ago I was all Cardinals, only Cardinals, and more Cardinals. There was no real focus beyond Cardinals which meant no end in sight. Now I still do my Cardinals but with some smaller projects of non Cardinals to feel I've achieved something. Lol— KBO Collections (@kbocollections) January 23, 2021
Because I wanted to feel like I achieved something and added some cool stuff to my collection, I needed to move away from my tunnel vision but do it in a way that wouldn't break the bank and wasn't such a big task that I would get tired of it. Enter the smaller and easily attainable goals/projects/collections such as my MVP Family Tree Project and my goal to collect autographs of 20 HOFers that I didn't currently have in my collection.
Anyway, I was able to make some progress on the HOF end by picking up a few cards locally and making a trade in the US. I will update on the US trade once I have the card in hand in a few months. So, what did I pick up? Here they are.
First, I was looking around on one of the Korean forums and came across this awesome Tim Raines from 2014 Topps Tribute mixed in with some multi-card photos and knew that I should grab it because I really like the look of Tribute.
About an hour later, I was looking on the same forum and came across this beautiful Vladimir Guerrero from 1998 Donruss Signature Series. It's simply beautiful to me. The colors and design all just work with the PSA slab and it's a great addition to the collection!
So, those were the two that I got in hand this week. As I said, I do have one that is from a trade in the US that I will show later and also made another purchase locally last night and it should arrive next week. All in all, that puts me at 5 in hand (in Korea), 1 still in the US, and 1 on the way in Korea. It looks like this goal could potentially get wrapped up by the start of the 2021 MLB season and I would be fine with that.
Friday, January 15, 2021
The project is still moving along at a nice pace. Over the last week, I had a couple of other collectors set up and make a contribution. As long as I can add a card or two per week, it's a success in my eyes. So, what do I have incoming from the 2 PWE trades and how did they come about?
Well, I saw that my buddy Steve had picked up some vintage from his LCS and that his Boyer PC had grown. I commented that I needed to grab a 64 Boyer at some point for my project and he immediately said that he had an extra that he would send my way.
We moved over to the dark alleys of the DMs and started chatting a bit afterward and he ended up pulling out a few more cards that I needed (78 Parker, 71 Blue, and 77 Foster) and said that he would send them on my way. So, that's 4 more cards off of the list of 119.
$20 at the LCS - made good inroads on my Boyer, Kubek, and McCarver PCs... pic.twitter.com/pOQxoeXygL— steve brightman (@1brightman1) January 9, 2021
I really appreciate the contribution from both of you guys and looking forward to getting these in the mail over the next few months! I will have some PWEs in the mail to both of you once outgoing 1st class mail opens again in Korea.
hey @kbocollections drop me your mailing addy. I got the 1987 George A. Bell to drop to you. (both base and all-star)— Col. David Mitchner, HOKC (@DaveMitchner) January 5, 2021
Email: kbocollections at gmail
Friday, January 8, 2021
I've had some Hall of Fame autos in my collection for a while. Being a Cardinals collector, I have been fortunate to acquire autos of some of the games greats like Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Stan Musial, Red Schoendienst, Ozzie Smith, Steve Carlton, and Tony La Russa.
However, nothing above is new to anyone that has been following my collecting over the last few years. So, what is new? Well, I've started a new HOF autograph collection for 2021 but the idea behind it came at the end of 2020 when I busted open a box of 2020 Topps Chrome Black that I was very disappointed with.
Sure, I pulled a nice looking Eckersley autograph but his auto isn't something that's all that uncommon or valuable for that matter. Anyway, after feeling bummed for a bit, I decided to turn the pull into a positive and start a HOF auto collection that extends beyond just Cardinals and the Eck did it! By the way, I still hope to add a Cardinals autograph of him at some point.
So, at the start of 2021, I made a hobby goal to add 20 Hall of Fame autos to my collection from guys that I don't currently have in my collection and this is how the 2021 acquisitions started. I was browsing around on a local forum and came across a beautiful 2020 Topps Tier One autograph of Al Kaline so I decided to pick it up.
After that, I browsed around a bit more and came across a Bert Blyleven for a few bucks. Yes, it's from Panini but I think it's a great looking card and it was ONLY ABOUT $3 USD. He signs TTM but that will cost you $20.
What happened next was the big one! It was one that I saw and had to sleep on for the night. Anyway, after 24 hours, I jumped on it and picked up this absolutely beautiful Sandy Koufax from 2020 Topps Chrome Black. It certainly wasn't cheap but I couldn't resist it and couldn't be any happier that I purchased it.
So, I'm at 3 down and 17 to go toward the 2021 goal and we are only a few days into the year!
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Monday, January 4, 2021
Mark also said that he has a 78 Jim Rice for the project that isn't in the photo. Thanks, Mark!
Here’s a start pic.twitter.com/1FFEtel3cz— Mark Hoyle (@Markhoyle4) December 31, 2020