Ok, back to sports cards!
I was fortunate enough to add a few new items to my Personal Collection since my last blog post. I've posted photos below and will be adding them to my Personal Collection galleries. The first card is a 1941 Play Ball Jimmie Foxx card graded a BVG 2 and features him in a Boston Red Sox uniform. I've been focusing my collection more around graded vintage cards, mostly of Boston Red Sox players, and Jimmie Foxx was a player that I hadn't added to my collection yet. It's graded low, but we all know that these vintage cards cost a good amount even at low grade. The second card is a 1954 Bowman Hoot Evers card that is graded a BVG 6, and I decided to add this card as it's a Boston Red Sox player, the card didn't cost much and it's graded a BVG 6 which is typically the minimum grade I would look for in vintage cards (depending upon the cost). I was also fortunate enough to add another card from the 1959 Fleer Ted Williams set, but I think my hope of completing this set in BVG 8.5 form may end up being impossible. Regardless, I am going to attempt it and at the very least collect a graded copy (any grade) of the full set with the option to upgrade at later dates. The last two cards are modern era cards that appealed to me for a number of reasons. For obvious reasons, I love the BGS encasing of the cards especially seeing as they are cut autographs. I love the cut autograph aspect of the cards and the fact that the autographs were cut from actual pictures rather than just plain index cards. I had the opportunity to meet Bob Feller before his passing at an autograph signing and he was such a nice guy, in addition to being likely THE best pitcher in the history of the Cleveland Indians franchise. Bobby Doerr is someone I haven't had the chance to meet but is right up there with Johnny Pesky in terms of being one of the most iconic Boston Red Sox players in history.