Hey guys, spent most of Saturday at a local Collectables fair and came away one very happy man. I'd started a set of 1967 Scanlens Footy cards about 6 years ago and had been missing only 3 cards to complete the set. Went to my mate Ron's stall as I have done every other year, asked him for the same 3 cards, fingers crossed, but same answer as every other year "Sorry man".

Just as I was about to leave his stall he called out to me to come back. To my amazement he reached for his own personal set and pulled out the 3 cards I needed. You can just imagine the excitement..finally after 6 years my 1967 Scalens set was complete, although it left a slightly hollow feeling because now I didn't have that "thrill of the chase". Guess I'll be looking to start another set very soon. Don't you just love collecting!!
Now to my "White Whale". Fifteen years ago I started a set of 1954 Kornies footy cards and within a year had almost completed the full set except for one card, card number 10. For the next 11 years I scoured fairs, markets, the internet, antique shops without any luck. For a number of years I didn't even know who the player was that I was chasing and no-one could tell me either. A few years ago I went to visit the In-laws in Goroke, a tiny little town just outside of Horsham, population 300 on a good day. In the main street there was what I can only describe as a "junk" shop trading under the guise of an Antique shop. As you can imagine in a town like Goroke there isn't that much to do apart from watching the grass grow so I thought I'd go for a walk and have a look inside. It was unbelievable the amount of rubbish that was in there, but in amongst it all was a converted lolly counter with a pile of old footy cards. I asked the lady if it was Ok to have a look through them to which she replied "help yourself Love". And then there it was...card number 10, Lou "the mouth" Richards, and you can imagine my level of excitement when I saw it, so after I got my breath back I asked "How much please". At this stage I would have paid $100 for it even though I knew it wasn't worth anymore than $10. After 12 years and 50 cents later I'd finally found my White Whale!! And it wasn't even a basketball card.

I'm sure all of you have some pretty interesting collecting stories and I'd love to hear them, so please post your's below...and just to make it a little more interesting, the best story will win a card of their chosen player.

Chat to you all tonight with Preferred offering some major Mojo and an update on the "Exquisite" Cherry packs.
Cheers Ang.

May 14, 2012 by Angpin

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Luke

Luke said:

Awesome Ang, congrats on the pick ups! I don’t really have any white whales, but if I had to pick, it would be a Kyrie Irving auto!!

GarnettFan4Life

GarnettFan4Life said:

Wow! Great story Ang, amazing to find it in an obscure place like that!!!!

I haven’t found my white whale yet – 08-09 Green PMG KG. Got the Red, need its brother haha.

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