Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Discount bin Whitey on eBay

Look, I don't have an LCS with discount bins. The local card shows are a little out of the way, so I don't hit those either. Nope. To find my discount vintage, I hit up my NCS (National Card Shop), eBay.

I don't find many cheap vintage gems on eBay, but once in awhile, there's something where the price is right and truly reflective of what one might find in an actual vintage discount bin. Lo and behold, this 1962 Topps Whitey Ford.
Sure, it's got some warts. Rough corners. Someone drew a star above his name. There is one big crease. At a card show, this might cost what? $3-$5? I found it on ebay with a Buy It Now of $1.49, plus the same for shipping. So for about $3, it was mine. Not bad, right?

These deals are few and far between, but I feel damn good about them when they happen.


  1. I'm in the same boat. Not a bad pickup at all. I know there are some bloggers who would say the star is a plus. It gives the card character.

  2. $3? At the shops and shows near me that would probably go for $30+. Awesome pickup (I'm jelly lol).

  3. That card is a steal at $3. I would have picked it up at a show/shop for that price.