Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A little 1952 reward

I don't buy myself things often.

I'm not a gadget person or someone who buys the latest things. I make sure all the money goes first and foremost into paying bills and the kids' daycare tuition. I'm not going to act like I'm a saint or anything. These are the things that need to get done first and foremost, so I do them.

I'm not big into actual shopping either. I refuse to go to a store unless it's something I know I need. Then I know I can go in and out and be done with it. On the other hand, my wife will go into a store with nothing in mind, and still emerge with a bunch of stuff.

Recently though, I decided to treat myself to something I've wanted for a long time. I waited patiently and found one for a good price, and I pounced:
Now, my Phil Rizzuto collection is complete! I have every single Topps base issue of Rizzuto. Most are in disaterous shape, but a few are decent. The '52 is actually pretty good. It does have a couple small creases and fuzzy corners, but by no means is it all beat to hell. It's a black back, and I don't anticipate adding a red back any time soon. I don't feel incomplete without it.

Here's the whole family!


  1. Congrats on the 52. It is a beaut.

    I'm like you with shopping. I only go if I have to. Thankfully my wife doesn't like shopping that much either. She likes spending money on travel.

  2. Great pickup, congratulations on finishing your Topps run!

  3. That's a great card, congrats on getting it. Rizzuto was among my Dad's favorites and he certainly was an entertaining broadcaster for a lot of years.

  4. Now that this is out of the way. Time to start the 529s! ;).

  5. It's important to pay the bills and provide childcare... but there's nothing wrong with treating yourself to a little cardboard from time to time either. Congratulations on the sweet addition and wrapping up this collection.

  6. great get, and congrats on completing the project!

  7. I'm the same way about buying "stuff" ... Great feeling when you complete a collecting goal, hope the lasts a while.