Friday, July 13, 2012

A Banner Mail Day

I'm too tired of scanning the cards I'm selling on eBay, so I'm a little behind with my trade posts and, surprisingly, I've not yet shared my newly acquired Hochevar cards, although I did get them sorted and filed within 24-hours of their arrival.  My plan is to begin showing them off next week.  I'll also sprinkle in trade posts (finally) and Murad cards.  I should have plenty of material for the coming month or so.

Until then, I was able to take a couple of pictures of the recent additions to my man-corner of my office.

First, I snagged a signed USA mini-helmet.  The price was perfect, so I grabbed it.

But, as happy as I was to receive the mini-helmet today, it got overshadowed by the bigger package I also received.

Yes,  I now own a 5' vinyl double-sided banner of Hoch that was hanging from a light pole in Kansas City and/or The K.  I've seen one other banner listed on eBay in the past three years, so when this one came up, I sent the buyer an offer which was accepted within a couple hours of it being listed.  My wife was less than jazzed when I initially told her what I'd bought and how much I'd spent because she had no idea it was a 5-footer.  But, when she saw it hanging by my library card file cabinet when she got home from work tonight, she had to admit it was a cool piece of memorabilia.

For now, it's hanging from a couple of nails, but I would eventually like to fashion a nicer hanging apparatus from which to display it.  Until then, here's hoping I'm not startled by it over the next few mornings as I catch a glimpse of it out of the corner of my eye as I stumble into the adjacent bathroom.  I'd hate to think it's an intruder hiding behind the office door as it probably looses some of its appeal if it's filled with buckshot.


Greg Zakwin said...

Awesome additions! Love the mini-helmet.

Dhoff said...

Dude, that library card file cabinet is about the coolest thing ever.

The Dutch Card Guy said...

Was going to say the same thing with regards to the cabinet, any tips on where to get one like that ?

SpastikMooss said...

That is amazing!

And I third the card catalog thingy. My fiance wants something like that someday.

Play at the Plate said...

I've been after one of those library card files for years!!!! Nice.