The card itself is a modest start to the collection in value, but not physical size. The 1964 Topps Giants are indicative of their name, they're over sized cards. The Spahn is really cool and shows a lot of character. Just look at that awesomely "curved" hat brim. I'm not huge into graded cards. I like knowing that a card is authentic and unaltered, that's key when buying vintage cards.
I think I have a pretty good pulse on the sports memorabilia hobby, but I'm not as knowledgeable on vintage cards as I'd like to be. So I like graded cards when it comes to vintage. I paid $6.25 for this one including the shipping costs. I was pretty happy with that and don't think it's too expensive to start this long overdue Warren Spahn collection.
Stay tuned over the next few months for more "My Newest Collecting Endeavor: Warren Spahn" posts. I'll highlight different career achievements with each new Spahn addition. Are there any players you've wanted to start a collection of, but just haven't taken the plunge… yet?
Happy collecting and… "Enjoy Every Bounce of the Ball"!