Friday, December 18, 2015

1963 Fleer Checklist



The last card I needed for my 1963 Fleer set was the most elusive of the 67 cards. The checklist was substituted for Joe Adcock's card in some of the print runs and therefore both can be considered SPs. But of course kids tended to mark the checklist so finding one in 'collectible' condition can be problematic.

I'm not sure how many of these I looked at and almost snapped up at prices of close to $100 and above. And there are a lot around in the $60-$75 range that I could have lived with. But I was resigned to paying the price for one that wasn't really beaten up. I searched eBay and COMC every day once I decided to finish this cool little set.

Finally this one popped up on COMC. Looks like a couple of boxes were marked at one time but overall, with nice colors, good corners and barely a mark it was a steal at ~$50.

I don't know why I don't exercise the same kind of patience in all my hobby endeavours. But I'm glad I did this time because it paid off very well.

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  1. Sweet card! I'm not sure I've ever seen that before but impressive condition for sure for a checklist that old.

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  2. Congratulations on an excellent buy, as well as on completing the set!

    Even though the artwork looks like a cleaned up version of something scrawled on a cocktail napkin, I like it. It's got a certain low-tech appeal to it.

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    1. LOL I'm not sure but it may by from Robert Laughton who did the 70/71 Fleer World Series cards.

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  3. How annoying that a checklist was the most reclusive card for the set. I mean, I guess it's pretty for a checklist...erm. Congrats on finishing your set!

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