Wednesday, October 14, 2015

So old yet so good!

I'm a little discouraged that baseball season is coming to an end and with it another year drawing to a close. I can't believe it's already the middle of October and the holiday season is quickly approaching. It's around this time of year when I look at my collecting goals (but since I didn't set any goals this year I'll have to look at my most wanted list) to see what I've knocked off the list. Sadly, I haven't picked up a single card from my 10 most wanted. Instead, I've been focusing primarily on my Pete Rose PC as well as my 1971 and 1965 Topps sets. There are two T-206 cards I have on my Top 10 that I was hoping to purchase this year, but I still haven't been able to find any at a price I want to pay and in decent condition. I did, however, find this nice T-206 Hans Lobert the other day and I'm glad that it now resides in my collection. Sure, it's a piedmont like my other tobacco cards but I'm ok with that. I think it would be great if I could have at least one card from each of the various brands (Piedmont, Sweet Caporal, Polar Bear, Sovereign, etc.) but I'm not going to lose any sleep if I can't make that happen. This is the 8th T206 card in my collection and I'm hoping that by the end of next year I can have half of the Reds team set complete.

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  1. Congratulations on the pickup. Best of luck finding a reasonably priced Egan and Campbell. I'm sitting at one T206 in my collection... but one of these days I'll get around to adding more.

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    1. Thanks Fuji. It surprises me how some are affordable while others are just untouchable. As for pricing, they're all over the spectrum. It's always nice to add a piece of cardboard that's over 100 years old to the collection. The pinnacle to my collection would be to acquire at least one Old Judge card.

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  2. Great pickup! I can't imagine there have been many baseball players named Hans.

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    1. Thanks Nick. It's a shame there wasn't a Franz that played for the Reds during that period. I would have been all over that.

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  3. That's a very nice card. I recall reading about Lobert in some Reds history books. He played for the Reds the longest out of any team he played for (4 years, 1906-10) and later managed the Philles and coached for the Reds in the 40s.

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    1. Thanks Adam. That's interesting about Hans. I had no idea he coached for the Reds in the 40s.

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