Browsing posts tagged: buybacks
Buyback Franken-set: ’74s & a Pilot

Ten more buybacks to look at today from the large lot I won a while back.  All of today’s save one are from the 1974 Topps set.  Let’s see how they fare…1974 Topps #12 – Dave MayDave May was coming off the best season of his career here.&nb…

BoSox & Buybacks – A PWE from Joe Shlabotnik

Tonight I’ve got the contents of a wonderful PWE that I received from Joe Shlabotnik to show off to you.Joe is someone who, like me, seems to appreciate a lot of variety in his collection, so our back-and-forth PWEs typically contain a wide assortment …

Buyback Franken-set: Work Week Relief

This week was a long one, but I’m now at home for the weekend and ready to relax.  What better way to celebrate than with some new buybacks for the franken-set project?  Here are ten more from a lot of 68 that I picked up for the price of a b…

Buyback Franken-set: Contributions from Chris the Collector

Today’s buyback franken-set contributions come from Chris, who writes over at The Collector.  Chris busted 5 hobby boxes of 2017 Topps Heritage and came away with a pretty sweet Carlos Correa autograph.  The fate of that Correa is still to be…

Buyback Franken-set: A Red Baron Request

I’m probably one of the few collectors who is actually pleased about the gluttony of junk wax buybacks that Topps is including in their baseball releases this year.  I’m also very grateful that some other folks out there have thought of me and my …

Buyback Franken-set: Bo Knows Buybacks

When I was collecting baseball cards as a kid Bo Jackson was one of the biggest names in sports, and by extension in the hobby.  I distinctly remember the whole “Bo Knows” craze that had the two-sport star plastered all over sports cards, advertis…

Buyback Franken-set: A Six-Pack of Sox

My buyback franken-set project forges on, and today I’ve got a six-pack of Red Sox buybacks to evaluate for inclusion in the binder…1968 Topps #346 – Jerry AdairJerry Adair was traded to Boston in the summer of their infamous 1967 season, and would p…

Buyback Franken-set: Trios

In my continuing quest to complete a buyback franken-set, today I present a trio of trios courtesy of a recent 68-card lot that I picked up for the price of a blaster.  The first trio comes courtesy of 1978 Topps…1978 Topps #309 – Cliff JohnsonC…

Buyback Franken-set: A Hand-Picked Quartet

I’ve driven hundreds of miles the past couple of days for work, and have a 16-hour stress-filled day today, so this will be brief.  Just a quick quartet of buybacks that I picked up a few weeks back on eBay…1967 Topps #375 – Jake GibbsI don’t kn…

Buyback Franken-set: The End of the ’70s

Today’s buyback post will feature ten cards from a recent lot of 68 that I snagged off of eBay for the price of a blaster.  They’re admittedly not the most exciting grouping of buybacks (and I’d expect nothing more at that price), but they do nice…

Buyback Franken-set: I Get Buy(backs) with a Little Help from My Friends

Recently, buyback cards have been flooding into Shoebox Legends headquarters from all over the place.  In fact, I have four more folks who’ve sent me buybacks recently that I need to thank, and that’s exactly what I’ll be doing here.  Let’s t…

Barely Treading Water in a Sea of Generosity

I’m beginning to have a real “first world problem” when it comes to operating the blog, and that is that so many generous folks are sending me cards that it’s truly becoming a part-time job keeping up with everything.  Much of this is my own fault…

Buyback Franken-set: Recycled Goods

As I keep rolling with the buyback franken-set project, today I’ve got a stack of 10 that have all been featured on the blog in years past, but haven’t officially been evaluated for/incorporated into the franken-set.  Time to do a little house-kee…

Buyback Franken-set: Sportlots 4-pack

Quick quartet of buybacks today, that I picked up from a seller on Sportlots just because they were dirt cheap, and because the cost to ship four cards was the same as the cost to ship one…1969 Topps #89 – Russ GibsonYes, this Russ Gibson is complete…

Buyback Franken-set: Offf the Wall Part VI – The Finale!

At long last I’ve come to the final grouping of buybacks that Shane of Off the Wall so kindly sent me a while back.  I had 11 left in the stack, but then I received a PWE from Shane last week that contained one more, so it’ll be a nice tidy dozen …

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall Part V – Sweet ’60s

Time for the penultimate post resulting from the large lot of buybacks I received a few months back from Shane Katz of Off the Wall.  I’ve got ten to get through today, and it just so happens that all of them are from the ’60s.  Let’s dive in…

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall Part IV – Dick Pole & Friends

Another day, another ten buybacks evaluated for inclusion in my franken-set.  Today’s batch once again comes courtesy of Shane Katz of Off the Wall.1975 Topps #513 – Dick PoleWe’ll start off with one that pleases the 12-year-old in me with a juven…

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall Part III – No Foil?

After a deflating Bruins loss last night, then watching Liverpool drop valuable points in the Premier League for the second game in a row this morning, this time inexplicably losing to last place Swansea City at home, it’s been a rough last 24 hours of…

Vintage, Oddballs, Ticket Stubs and Buybacks – Another Great PWE from Dimebox Nick

A few weeks ago now I was the recipient of another jam-packed PWE from my good buddy Nick, king of the dime boxes.  It’s always an exciting feeling getting a package from Nick, because you truly never know what you’ll find inside.With the level of…

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall – Part II

Let’s tackle the next ten buybacks from the great lot sent over by Shane Katz of Off the Wall late last year.  If you missed it the first time around, you can check out the first portion of the lot here.  For today I grabbed another ten cards…

Buyback Franken-set: Last of the Big Lot

Today I finally reach the end of the 113-card buyback lot that was one of two large lots I picked up in 2016.  Let’s take a look at the final ten cards…1959 Topps #57 – Al CicotteComing out of the gate strong with a nice ’59.  I immediately…

Buyback Franken-set: Miscuts & More

Ten buybacks to evaluate today, in what will be the first buyback post of the new year, and the penultimate post sourced from the large buyback lot I’ve been working through in recent weeks…1967 Topps #518 – Denis MenkeWe come out of the gate with a …

Buyback Franken-set: A Christmas Clark

Merry Christmas everyone!  I’m spending the day enjoying delicious food and the company of family, but here’s a quick one card post featuring a buyback I picked up recently.  Let’s call it a small Christmas gift to myself…1987 Topps #420 – …

COMC Black Friday – A Preview!

I feel like I was just about the last collector to receive my Black Friday shipment from COMC, but at long last the goods were waiting for me on my doorstep when I got home from work last night.  The COMC Black Friday weekend sale is one of my col…

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall – Part I

Today’s round of ten buybacks comes from Shane Katz, proprietor of Off the Wall.  Shane reached out to me a while back and let me know that the owner of his local card shop had a pile of buybacks kicking around, and at very reasonable prices no le…

Buyback Franken-set: Preparing for a Trade Post

Today I’ve got the last ten buybacks that have been scanned and sitting in draft format for a while.  Time to get them evaluated and (hopefully) sorted into the binder in order to get prepared to start showing off a large package of buybacks I rec…

Buyback Franken-set: My First Completed Page!

Today’s buyback franken-set post is significant in that after around six months of doing this I’ve finally completed my first page in the binder!  We’ll get to that at the end of the post, but first the ten hopefuls for today…1960 Topps #185 – J…

Buyback Franken-set: Snowy Monday Edition

Time to review another ten buybacks on this snowy Monday morning, the first snow of the winter here in my little home state of Rhode Island…1976 Topps #85 – Mickey RiversLook out for that crease, Mickey!  This type of pose was used time and time…

Buyback Franken-set: A Painful Rejection!

Today we return to my buyback franken-set project.  I’ve got so many of these still to process that I’d love to get another ten cleared off the desk here.  Today’s post culminates in probably the hardest card I’ve had to reject from the set t…

Buyback Franken-set: Forging On

Back to the grind for me today after the long holiday weekend, let’s get back to the grind with the buyback franken-set as well.  Another ten to sift through and evaluate today….1973 Topps #324 – Al DowningWe start off with yet another tilted ca…