Recently I have been picking up some random lots of cards online where it isn’t entirely clear what cards will be included in the lot. I love this sort of thing…it’s like “Let’s Make a Deal” – if you remember that game show. You pick a curtain, take a little risk, and hope for the best. Sometimes you get what you expected, sometimes you get a variant that you didn’t have, and sometimes you get a rarity like that pressed penny card from a couple weeks back.
I don’t think I have any cards in my collection that have a totally blank back. If I do, they would be buried somewhere in the recesses of the shoeboxes I store all my cards in, waiting to be discovered. But as part of this recent lot…I did find a blank backed card. It’s a variant on 01110236 dp 79905-C. According to a fellow collector (you know who you are), there are three variants of this card; one with the Florida penant on the back, one without the penant (like the one I show here), and one with a “W” after the primary card number in the stamp box. As I said though, the card I got the other day is totally blank on the back. Go figure! Either way, this is a great card that has three classic Disney characters included.
As an aside, speaking of Mickey, Pluto and Goofy – if you have never checked out the early Walt Disney Comics and Stories comic books from the 1940’s and 1950’s, they are a real treat. Mickey has a lot of wacky adventures with these two dogs!
Things have stalled a little on data entry…but that won’t be the case for long. So keep your eyes peeled for changes. I am still thinking of having the entire NT database loaded by end of July (text only). I am working on scans too…slowly but surely.
Until next time…