Wednesday, September 18, 2013


We got a little rain here is SW Michigan on Sunday, but otherwise it has been very dry for the past month.  Its been weeks since I've had to cut the grass.  But that's not the only drought in the area.

It's been over two weeks since I bought the four relic cards  I've been featuring, and since that purchase, I haven't bought a single card.  That's probably the longest card drought for me since I started the blog.

A couple reasons for the drought...
...first, were in between Topps products right now.  Ginter was over a month ago, and Chrome should be coming out soon, followed by the update set.  But for the past couple weeks, nothing.

...I'm also finding fewer and fewer sets from the past to chase.  At this point, after more than five years back in the hobby, I've got most of what I want to get.  And what I've got left are the big  ticket items, like T206 or 1952 high number cards. My economic awareness (also known as being cheap) has kept me away from both sets.

I needed to seed the clouds to end my drought and here's what I came up with....

...the Post Cereal cards, which were issued on boxes of various Post cereal between 1961 and 1963.

I've got the Ernie Banks and Billy Williams cards from Post in my player collections. I've also got a couple of the Ron Santo cards and one of Ed Bouchee.  That accounts for seven and leaves 21 more cards.  The '61s and '62s are fairly easy to find.  The real hunt will be for the '63s.  There are a few from that year that were short-printed.  

I'll keep you updated on my progress.