Thursday, September 26, 2013

Post 1963 Ken Hubbs

One of my very first posts was on the brief career of Ken Hubbs, cut short by his tragic death.  I figured that his only Post card, from 1963, might be pricier because of his sad story.  I was right, it was more expensive, but it is also a SP.  Most of the available cards on ebay were at least $15 and up.  That was a bit more than I was interested in paying.

I didn't find any bargains at Checkoutmycards, either, so I went to the Beckett Marketplace.  There I found the card for only $5.00.  The condition was listed as Good, but I thought it was worth the gamble since most of the Post cards are in less than mint condition anyway.

Here's what I got....

....almost.  This is my card, and it looks pretty nice.  There aren't any creases and the card was cut off the box is a fairly square way.  BUT...

...I did have to use a little Photoshop magic to fix one part of the card.  You see, the original owner decided to do a little editing to the text of the card.

Here is what it actually looks like...

...with the end of the Hubbs story added.  At first I was kinda ticked with the writing.  I expected the card to be a bit rough, but I never thought the low grade was due to writing.  I wish that would have been noted by the seller.

But the more I thought about it, the more I started to be OK with it.  Except for the writing the card is in really nice shape.  And the writing adds a little character.

There's just one problem......the writing is wrong!  Hubbs did die in 1964 at the age of only 22.  But it wasn't in a car accident; it was a plane crash.

Maybe the author did this on purpose---the card seems more real if there is a mistake on it!

1 comment:

  1. I agree the seller should've noted the writing on the card, but I like it... The writing doesn't affect the photo, and like you say, it gives the card some character.

    ...and it made the card affordable, which is always a good thing.