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One of the toughest card series to collect in mint condition of almost any sport, in any year, and it isn’t tough to see why. Known as “Rough Cuts”, a nickname symptomatic of an antiquated cutter with a dull blade cutting stacks of 100 to 200 cards at a time. Remove the notion of quality control, and you have a collector’s delight. Or frustration. Read more about O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky Rookie #18 and the ’79 OPC Hockey series.
A passive, zen-like approach to cherry-picking quality, clean, and centered examples of the toughest variations from auction houses, shows and other marketplaces.
The ’66 Topps Football series offers a nice balance of high-grade affordability with only a small number of expensive cards in high grade. The set is mired with paper and printing issues.
Newly acquired cards, some yet to be graded. My first graded T206, an uncommon Series 350 Factory 25 1909 T206 Frank Arellanes. Only six graded, with just two cards graded better.
Elihu Adams, brother of founding father and second President John Adams, dies in 1775. Historic anecdotes discovered in newspapers and books paint a picture of how his widow’s petition came to be, and how the death of her husband was resolved during the birth of the nation.
Some hard to find models made from the 50’s to the 70’s.