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!