Monday, September 6, 2010

My Newest Collecting Endeavor: Warren Spahn vol. 1

I've wanted to start collecting Warren Spahn cards for the longest time. The reasons are many. I'll go into his career achievements with each new addition to my collection and subsequent posts. For now, reason number one is his place of birth, Buffalo, NY. I'm from the Buffalo area myself, and I think it'd be cool to have a collection of a local great.

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"!


  1. I'm not a big fan of graded cards either... but that Spahn is nice. I'm thinking of starting a Byron Scott PC. I have a couple of his cards already, but I'm considering going for broke. He was my favorite basketball player growing up.

    I look forward to reading about the Spahn PC.

  2. Not a bad deal at all for that card. I think that grading is only really good for vintage cards, too.

    I'm in the process of reevaluating my PC focus, so it's as good a time as any to start up a new collection or two,

  3. -Mark, B. Scott was solid and very underrated on those Lakers and Pacers teams. No question, that would be a fun PC.

    -TJ, there are so many great cards and players to collect out there that it's always a good time to start up 1, 2, or 10 new collections. Good Luck!!!