My personal collection grew to 1697 today when I picked up another 57 cards from a card fair outside Nottingham. All bar one of them were ‘high-numbers’ too so I was very pleased to pick up so many in one go; they really are becoming more and more difficult to pick up at reasonable prices these days. They are, however, all footballers; the rugby players remain elusive, especially at the prices that I am prepared to fork out. I certainly am NOT going to pay £15 per card which is what some dealers seem to think that they are worth.
Simple maths would suggest that I am short of approximately 765 cards – probably mainly rugby – but my total includes one or two variations, so I can’t be sure. I have a second filing system which, I think, works on a ‘one of each card’ basis and that suggests that I am short of 825 so, to be honest, I think that is a better guide. Not that I’m going to find out for certain any time soon… 🙂
I have also been busy scanning a goodly number of these cards as they are far better than some of the images which are currently on-site, especially those which have come from eBay. Good examples are those of the Southport team of which I’ve managed to buy and replace the images of more than half a dozen, so it’s now plainly obvious which ones I still need.