As mentioned on my previous post, I haven't bought much in the way of trading cards in quite some time. Everything seems a little different now in the collecting word. I don't seem to see a lot of card packs in the Targets and WalMarts like I used to. Also, place like Vintage Stock don't seem to stock much in the way of cards unless it's Pokeman or Magic the Gathering.
The one new development that might only be new to me is the invention of the horizontal binder page.
Yep. I'm so starved for hobby related material that I genuinely got excited when I saw these at the Vintage Stock.
I really didn't want to leave totally empty handed as I couldn't even find a good graphic novel or comic to buy. No packs of non-sports OR sports to be had. No singles, nothing really at the closest Vintage Stock, so I got 4 of these pages for now, and one of those Funko blind boxes. This particular set is from Marvel's What If...? animated show.
I haven't seen the show, but I do like Marvel related stuff. I was looking for a cool Zombie Captain America, but pulled an Ice Loki ?
I remember the old "What if... ?" comic books. It was a pretty good premise for an anthology like book back in the day. I'll have to check out this show sometime and see if it's like the old comics, or maybe it's a new "alternate universe" type of concept.
About those binder pages... I really should have bought more. I can totally see using these for my little '74 set that I'm putting together. Honestly they would work good for my favorite horizontal cards too.
My '74 "set" that I'm going for is pretty much just the 12 or so cards depicting the World Series from 1973. I found a couple of these at a local card shop years ago, and I forget where the other ones came from. I just remember thinking that having the Met's from the '73 season would be cool as I'm sort of trying to complete that set, and I felt like this would be a nice companion to that.
The possibilities are somewhat endless. It wouldn't make sense to use these on a set that has both vertical and horizontal cards, but sometimes those little insert sets would be all horizontal. Of course, the 55 and 56 sets were horizontal, so they make good candidates for the new pages.
I kind of forgot how many of these vintage cards that I had in the vintage box. These are all from different sets, but it's a lot easier to look at them in pages.
Eventually I'm going to use these for my random "Cool Action Shot" set that I'm making out of whatever cards I think looks cool. Since it's been several years since I totally went through my collection it might take a minute to actually find which binder/box.