Collecting Yastrzemski - February, 2013
by, 03-02-2013 at 10:50 PM (452 Views)
What an amazing month this was for my collection! It also meant the start of the 2013 Baseball season for Vanderbilt University! Michael started his final season with the Commodores with a respectable stat line going 11 for 32 (.344), 9-R, 9-RBI, 6-BB, 4-K, 7-SB, 1-CS, 2-HBP, 0-ERR, 1-2B, 1-3B, 1-HR, 1-SH & 3-SF. He definitely did better than I did for the month when it came to winning auctions as I went 5 for 16 (.313).
The first week quickly brought in a nice eBay win for a 1980's style Red Sox jersey.
Week #2 was when the stars aligned & everything came together very nicely. It started with a nice eBay Yaz 12 piece lot win & attending my first show since the National back in 2004. Not only did I get to finally meet a fellow member of SCF, BSEBALLCOMMISH75, but I picked up several other PC cards. (Full details are listed in my show edition blog post: http://www.sportscardforum.com/entri...ne-IN-02-10-13 ) The very next day I received an unexpected package in the mail from the Vanderbilt Athletic Department which contained one of their new 2013 Baseball schedule posters that was signed by the entire team! The week ended with the start of their season!
Week #3 brought in a pair of eBay wins including 3 different 2002 Topps American Pie inserts & an autographed mini batting helmet signed by Carl. It also brought in a card from my only deal from SCF for the month, which was the 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Black Mini.
The final week of the month brought in one final eBay win, which was a very rare oddball piece. It is a stamp featuring the 1975 Topps card, but as far as my research has gone, I can't find any record of Topps producing such a release.
Special thanks go out to the following for helping me add to my PC:
2000Doubles - 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Black #73
eBay win #1
1980's style Yastrzemski jersey
eBay win #2
Richard Henry Grabowski's Yaz 2 collector book, First edition 1995
2 different 8 x 10 photos Baseball hall of fame postcard
1976 Red Sox Star Market #16
1966 Topps #70
1983 Fleer stamps #221
1982 Boston Herald stamp #13
1970 Topps Scratch Off #24
1984 Fleer Star Stickers #97
Yaz's Kielbasa Power Kahn's sausage label
1987 Sports Impressions Miniature plate
eBay win #3
2002 Topps American Pie Sluggers Blue #6
2002 Topps American Pie Sluggers Gold #6
2002 Topps American Pie Sluggers Red #6
eBay win #4
Autographed mini batting helmet
eBay win #5
1975 Topps stamp
SuperCollector status: Carl - 12.6%, Mike - 44.4%, Michael - 100%
That's all for this month!