My quest for Bowman 1955 Cubs was in the home stretch, needing only two more cards. Ebay auctions were not being helpful, so I went another route. I went to the Beckett Marketplace.
When I first got back into the hobby, I used the Beckett Marketplace quite a bit. The selection was huge and the prices were good, especially for commons. Then they instituted a minimum card price of 25¢ and I found Sportlots, with 18¢ prices.
Now I'll only use Beckett for harder to find cards. I was able to find a single seller with the two cards I needed, which cut the shipping charges. One thing I do like about Beckett is that the cards tend to be graded more honestly than ebay.
It took a week, and the cards arrived.
Harry Chiti; one of the best names in baseball. Can you just hear the fans from the bleachers yelling, "Hey Chiti, you're Sh***y!"
Dee Fondy, the Cubs regular first baseman for 5½ seasons.
And with the set now complete, here are the rest of seventeen cards.
It feels good to have another set completed. Up next, Bowman 1948, Bowman's first set.