Monday, February 12, 2018
#72 Karl Olson
Progress: none, 2nd of this card
How acquired: $2.00 on eBay
Representing an anomaly that is a first for me, this Karl Olson, bought four years after I picked up my first copy, cost the exact same amount. I guess two bucks is just the going rate for this card. Once again I got "lucky" and discovered this one is red back after picking up a black back the first time around. I know there are probably some serious collector's who cringe when I say that I got "lucky," as the black backs are supposed to be more scarce. Fine, that's fair enough. But I think the red looks better, and I already had a black one.
By any objective measure this card is in better shape than my first copy. I like the first copy better. Not because it's worn out and I'm being difficult, I'm just one of those weird collector's who doesn't like off-centered cards, and especially slant cut cards like this one. I don't need corners, I don't mind creases, an extra pen mark or two doesn't even bother me. But off-centered cards bug me to death. That said, this card still replaced the first one in the binder as I know to the ordinary person without my weird hang ups, this card looks nicer.
Stats: 6 seasons, 160 hits, 6 HR's, .235 avg.