June 6, 2015

A Trek Through the Land of Listia - volume 3

Once again, it is time to share with you all some of the treasures I've unearthed in the Land of Listia. The more I explore it, the more I realize it is quite the odd(ball) place! In recent weeks, I've added several new treasures to the collection.

First up is another vintage Post cereal card, this time from 1962. I'm not in love with it as much as the '61 Whitey Ford I found a while back, but I'm still pretty thrilled to own this one.

Next up is my first card from the 1965 Topps Embossed set. This is the second vintage insert set of which my first card has been Joe Torre. What can I say? I've got a soft spot for the former Yankee manager.

How about some vintage Hostess? I've read so much about these, but had never actually held one until securing this gem. Now I can definitely see what the hype is about. I love these! I'll have to keep my eyes open when there is finally a card show in my area again.

Here's one that satisfies my love of baseball history and of oddball issues all in one. This Mother's Cookies Nolan Ryan celebrates his surpassing 5000 career strikeouts. I really dig this simple posed shot of the Ryan Express.

I found two more Donnie Baseball cards. I didn't realize until lining these scans up next to each other that the photos are very similar.

We'll close out this trek through the Land of Listia with two more awesome Kellogg's Yankees. I really like the Munson. The border reminds me of a neon sign for some reason and it's a great pic of the former Yankee captain.

I must admit that when I took my first adventure through this place, I found to largely be a barren wasteland where junk wax singles and unopened packs ran rampant. However, the more I search, the more I find that with patience and perseverance, there are great treasures to be found. I wish you safe travels should you choose to explore this land and until our next trek...happy collecting!


  1. nice! Great mix of oddballs.

    1. I've had some really great luck finding stuff on there. You'll see that in the next PWE I send your way.

  2. Can't go wrong with Hostess. Or Kellogg's. Or Post. Or Mother's Cookies. Or any oddballs, for that matter.

  3. Nice scores, eventually I'll have time to start a zistle.