*takes a sip of fresh brew, gets computer ready for a new Cards Over Coffee post*
It has almost been a year since I have done a new post in this series. It's not that I haven't added a lot of cards for my set chase, I just haven't had the time to do a new post about them.
That ends today because my newest add to my set chase was a tough one and I must share it.
In the 2011 Topps American Pie set, there are certain cards that are tougher to land than others. Some feel rare and others have been driven up in price. Fortunately for myself, thanks to blog reader Oren, have a few of the tougher ones in the set but there are still more out there that will take a little bit to land. Those cards are considered to be "rookies" which is what makes them so tough to add because you don't want to feel like you are overpaying for base cards.
Today's card was one of those I didn't want to overpay for especially since I was never a fan.
*takes a sip before continuing on*
Kurt Cobain, the lead singer for Nirvana, has a base card in the set considered to be his rookie. Most of his base cards are listed as BIN's at $10 and up. Sometimes auctions can even go that high if not a little higher. When I saw one listed for a .99 auction with $1 shipping, I jumped on it hoping for the best. In the end, I won it for $4.36 which I saw as a steal though one recently went for under $3.
The card showcases Cobain on the front of the card as apart of the 90's era on the set.
The back discusses his suicide that shocked his fans.
I never really liked any of Nirvana's songs so if it wasn't for this as a set need, I probably wouldn't have chased this card down.
In comments today, tell me your favorite Nirvana song if you were a fan.
*takes a sip before finishing up today's post*
I hope to do more from this series and showcase more from the set I already have. I hope to add new ones, but for now will just focus on what I have.
If you have any of these cards in your collection and want to check and see if I need them for my set chase, CHECK IT OUT HERE to see my needs. I am creeping closer to completion on this one.
Have a great Wednesday.
*Coffee Card Blogger Out*
I'm a fan of the grunge era, so yes I like Nirvana. However, they were fourth behind Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and Alice In Chains in my book. That being said, Nirvana's MTV Unplugged is one of my all time favorite albums, and the closing song "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" is sung with such raw emotion it gives me shivers every time I hear it.ReplyDelete
I knew a few responses on here would be huge fans. They had a big following. I am however a fan of Pearl Jam, Last Kiss was an amazing song.Delete
I was in college when the grunge era took place, so I listened to Nirvana a lot. Don't really have a favorite song though. Listened to the Nevermind and In Utero cd's a lot back then.ReplyDelete
I missed this era of music, guess I was stuck on pop lolDelete
Not a big Nirvana fan, but I guess "About A Girl" is my favorite. I did have a few of their albums on vinyl back in the day.ReplyDelete
Maybe I need to give them a listen to again and maybe my mind will be changedDelete
I was too young to appreciate Nirvana when they were making music but a friend in college absolutely adored them and that's when I got hooked. It's probably the only music I listened to as a senior and whenever I hear them, it reminds me of driving around the New York/ Connecticut border and going on beer runs. Good times.ReplyDelete
Music drives a lot of nostalgia for me, it's why I listen to it a lot while I typeDelete
Wasn't a fan when they were new, and am probably even less so now all these years later.ReplyDelete
I thought about giving them a listen again, not sure it will make a differenceDelete