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Old 04-01-2021, 09:24 AM
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Technically this arrived three days ago and I will admit to saving it for Opening Day of the 50th Anniversary Season for my beloved 1971 Pirates. I have been looking for one of these for since 2015 when Howard Chasser made me aware of its existence. His bust is the only other example of this rare Clemente memorial bust I have ever seen. It always amazes me that these fragile chalk ware mementos ever survive. Happy Opening Day my friends.
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1971 Pirates Ticket Quest:
84 of 153 regular season stubs (55%), 14 of 14 1971 ALCS, NLCS , and World Series stubs (100%)

If you have any 1971 Pirate regular season game stubs (home or away games) please let me know what have!
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Fantastic pickup Mike! That will go well in your Pirate collection.
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Technically this arrived three days ago and I will admit to saving it for Opening Day of the 50th Anniversary Season for my beloved 1971 Pirates. I have been looking for one of these for since 2015 when Howard Chasser made me aware of its existence. His bust is the only other example of this rare Clemente memorial bust I have ever seen. It always amazes me that these fragile chalk ware mementos ever survive. Happy Opening Day my friends.
Nice, Mike! Congrats!
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Awesome piece Mike...

Sooooooo rare, and looks like you snagged one in great condition.

Congrats on an epic acquisition!

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Fantastic, Mike! That’s a hell of a way to kick off the 50 year anniversary of your 1971 Buccos.
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Im having a good month. Last night I stumbled across this photo of Steve Blass in his trophy room. Its generally not the type of photo I add to my collection. However, this was a must have as its a perfect companion piece. Two of the awards featured prominently in the photo are part of my collection. Its cool to see how he displayed them in his home.
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Wow, that really ties it all together. Outstanding!
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Yes! Better than a rug!
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Im having a good month. Last night I stumbled across this photo of Steve Blass in his trophy room. Its generally not the type of photo I add to my collection. However, this was a must have as its a perfect companion piece. Two of the awards featured prominently in the photo are part of my collection. Its cool to see how he displayed them in his home.
Pretty damn cool to see Steve actually owned them and displayed them. Sometimes you don’t really know with “awards.”
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Got this bat in the mail today. I didn't have one of the cheap 180 Flame Tempered Wade Boggs models. This one has Merrell Lynch Managers Meeting on the back so figure it would be double cool to add to my collection. Can't be too many of them around.
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I picked up another Pirates championship year jersey, 1960 Clem Labine
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Beautiful jersey
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84 of 153 regular season stubs (55%), 14 of 14 1971 ALCS, NLCS , and World Series stubs (100%)

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Nice stuff guys, sure remember those 70`s Pirates and the famous "buggy whip". As usual late to the party. Caught the Jackie Robinson "bug" but tough on a budget. Picked up the April 1947 ticket and this week a 50`s postcard. It`s not in the greatest shape but always loved this shot of Jackie ! Happy hunting....
1950`s Jackie Robinson postcard...... by Hugh Murphy, on Flickr
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I got a little stupid this weekend...
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Impressive collection of photos, congratulations!
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LOVE that Alcindor photo by Emmons. Must've been impossible to block one of his shots. Emmons was the premier photographer of the 1960s-70s, as evidenced by this tremendous image.

Great pickups!
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Thanks, Mike. I have really enjoyed your pickups. That Blass picture is awesome. I think we had that same wood paneling in our basement in the 70s....

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LOVE that Alcindor photo by Emmons. Must've been impossible to block one of his shots. Emmons was the premier photographer of the 1960s-70s, as evidenced by this tremendous image.

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Thanks, I really liked it, too. In fact, it inspired me to splurge on some photos. The only Alcindor RC I have is a real beater from my childhood so I was thinking of upgrading to a nice graded copy. Current prices were giving me cold feet, and when I saw this photo for a fraction of what one would cost, I just made up my mind. Probably overpaid for some of them, but what the heck? I'd been admiring a few of them for weeks and even months....
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Nice Thorne photo of Pat Collins from the recent Henry Yee sale
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Nice Thorne photo of Pat Collins from the recent Henry Yee sale
That's a great photo!

I was the second bidder on a couple of bigger items (first time going that high for me) but didn't land them. I did get one photo, though, which made me laugh when I saw it. Reminds me of my life, I guess....
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