You know, sometimes you get cards and you can't recall how exactly how you stumbled upon them or bought them for? And then there are others that you can picture with such clarity that you recall the color of your socks, where you were, and how much you paid for the cards?
In this new-fangled world of trade by mail, an assortment of vintage cards must assuredly come from Jim from Downingtown. (Notice the link goes to his profile; there are so many blogs).
Getting cards from the 60s in the mail is probably the 3rd best card collecting feeling in the world after getting an autograph of your favorite player and ripping open 20 cases of cards in less than 3 nights (not that I've ever done that.)
And then to top it off, there were a few 1968 game cards, which gave me the first Mantle card from his playing days I had ever owned (another followed, which will be the subject of another post at some point). Check out the glory of the Mick, Yaz, and Hammerin' Hank. (plus I would have a 1.000 OBP in this game and always win because I would never get an out).
Thanks to Jim!