Monthly Archives: August 2016
I posted recently after learning a bit about the 1967 Milton Bradley football cards. Since then I’ve picked up more information about another AFL trading card, one which I thought that I already knew all about – the 1969 Topps Frank Buncom.
Those that have been visiting this site for a while know that I have a particular fondness for Frank Buncom. While living, Buncom was a great linebacker, and by all accounts an even better person. I have come to know his grandson, Frank Buncom IV, who now plays for Stanford, and I can say without hesitation that he is an equally special individual. My interest in Buncom the ballplayer naturally (for me, anyway) translated into an interest in Buncom the collectible, and while he is pictured on five 1960s Topps cards, I needed one of each for my autographed sets.
I thought I knew AFL-era trading cards pretty well. I’ve been collecting them, both with and without signatures, for a couple of decades. I’ve bought them, sold them, traded them, read about them, talked about them and written about them. I’ve sorted cards, made lists of cards, got cards graded, admired collections… I know a bit about cards. So you can imagine my shock when I purchased an autographed 1967 Milton Bradley Paul Lowe card on eBay last week, and after a bit of research came to the conclusion that I had filled one of my sets with incorrect cards.