I now have more than I need

I hit the monthly card show on Saturday this time.  Backwards for me because I usually hit the show Friday night after work because the location is on my way home.  I decided to take my wife and our friends out Friday night for dinner instead. I also ran through the show on Saturday backwards as well.  I usually hit my vintage dealer first, grab the cards I want from him and take the rest of my money and look elsewhere.This time, I hit the vintage dealer last.  I guess backwards worked for me, because for the first time since I started hitting this show a few months ago, he had ’59 Topps commons, for a buck!He always has stacks and stacks of cards for the ’59 set, but they are usually $2 and up.   This time I figured would be no different than any other, so I started perusing the pile looking for maybe 10 cards for the ’59 set.So I start looking through the pile and find a couple of $1 commons and say to myself “score!”.  Keep on looking, keep on finding dollar commons.   They’re all in nice shape, no pen marks, nice condition all around for ’59s.In the end, I found 22 cards that were a buck apiece.   Best haul yet.  So much so, that I had no problem grabbing 6 of the rookie subset cards that I love so much.Now I’m up to $35 worth of cards in my hands, so I figured I would grab one more semi star card, make the total around $40 or so, which I could certainly live with.So I grab Mr. Kluszewski here for $6 and bring the pile over to him.   As always, he gives me a discount.   Instead of hearing $40 like I thought I would, he quoted $35!  Teddy K. wound up coming home basically for free, which you can’t beat for anything.The best part is, these 29 cards for the ’59 Topps set means I’m a little more than halfway complete.  Yes, that’s right, I now have 289 cards and only need 283 more.  I now have more than I need you could say.I started the journey with this post back on September 26, 2014, and now just over 18 months later I’m halfway done.With a boat load of star cards still to obtain, the other half of the set is going to probably take a little more than 18 months to complete.Stay tuned….thanks for reading, Robert

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