The 6-for-5 Bin Attacks!
March 14th, 2010 by slangon

Here’s another pack worth of cards that I picked up at the old 6-4-5 bin.

1965 Topps #77 Doug Camilli


Every now and again a baseball card comes along that just looks so appealing that I wish I were in it. This is one of those cards. The blue sky, the green grass, the palm trees gently swaying in the wind. I can almost hear the crash of waves in the background. There’s something very incongruous between having that feeling and then seeing the look on Doug Camilli’s face.

1965 Topps #437 Chico Cardenas


I know I mentioned this the last time I was writing about a ’65 card, but this set is really growing on me. I believe that 1965 marked the first year that Topps had their own printing plant in Duryea, Pennsylvania. I don’t know if that has to do with it, or maybe the few ’65 Topps cards I own happen to be in a little better shape than some other old cards I own, but the colors just seem to be really saturated and beautiful. Maybe it’s just me imagination.

1977 Topps #10 Reggie Jackson


I realize full well that this is one beat to hell card. And I realize that beat to hell cards are not welcome in this here hobby of ours, but dammit, even though my mom never threw this card out since I never owned this card, I wanted it. Actually it does very much look like somebodies mom threw this card out.

1969 Topps Deckle Edge #20 Tommy Helms


As I’ve said 100 times in the past on this blog, I’m not a very big condition snob, as can clearly be seen with the above Reggie Jackson card. I’m not a big one for upgrading copies of cards that I own. If all I have is a beat to hell copy of a card, well that beat to hell card is good enough for me. I actually inadvertently upgraded this card. I recently decide to collect this Deckle Edge insert set, so I’ve been buying them whenever I see them. When I bought this one I forgot that I already had it, although as you can see, this one is in much better condition.

1969 Topps Deckle Edge #3 Ken Harrelson


And just for good measure, here’s another Deckle Edge that I did not already have.

1977 Topps #488 Rookie Outfielders


Once again, here’s the lone Met that I got in my 6-for-5 bin foray. It’s funny I never see any Mets in this box. I would think that since the Mets are one of the local teams, albeit not the best of the local teams, they would have more of them in the 6-for-5 bin. They do have a completely separate Mets bin that I think is 2 for $1, or 15 for $5, but I’ve never really seen too much vintage stuff in there. Maybe a few random 70’s cards, but nothing big deal. Hmm. I’ll have to inquire about that next time I swing by. Oh, and it’s Lee Mazzilli’s Rookie Card.

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