Saturday, January 28, 2017
Panic! at the Card Show
Ok, maybe not "panic" but when I showed up to the card show this morning, I was just a few minutes too late to witness some high drama. Apparently a guy tried to nonchalantly steal a bunch of cards. Seems he had bought a few cards ($60), set them aside behind the bins, then came back to get them a little later, and "whoops", grabbed a bunch more that he didn't buy as well.. like a big bin of $400 worth of cards. After he got busted, he tried to ask for his $60 back before being scared off by a threat to get Security if he didn't leave ASAP. Again, I just missed the excitement, but it was definitely the talk of the show between the dealers.
As for me, I scored a bunch of cards. Nothing too amazing (or expensive) to show off, but I feel ok about my score. First purchase was $10 for a stack of vintage from 25¢ and 50¢ bins. Second purchase was $22 for 32 cards from the 7/$5 bins. And the final purchase was $12 for 120 cards from a dimebox.
I'll save the dimebox dig for another day, but here's the other cards I got for between 25¢ and 70¢ each.
Vlad relic. Numbered to 400 or so on the back.
Trout 3D. Pretty cool to find an eTopps card in the dollar bins.. Austin Jackson RC #'d /999.
Boost to my Francisco Lindor PC.
..And Manny Machado. Sorry I photographed many of these with the price tags still on. They look tacky like this, I know.. just rushing to get this post out.
1st Bowman Cards, including a Snell! Snell! refractor and a Wil Myers from back when he was a catching prospect with KC.
These are neat.
A few 80s cards including that Raines RC I've been wanting.
These are OPC.
More vintage. McAuliffe is OPC.. not sure why I grabbed it, as I don't plan to complete 71 OPC to complement the 71 Topps set I just completed recently. I guess that and the 68 rookie are available for trade.
More vintage, including a "Nat'l Lea."
Football and basketball.
I was reading on the Tim Wallach Card blog last weekend that 1970 Topps high numbers are very tough. Well, inspired by that I picked up 7 cards numbered >600. I'm not working on the set, but snagged them for trade-bait purposes. Anybody need any of these?
A few needs/upgrades for my 64 and 65 setbuilds.
And closing out with some autos. Love that San Diego Chicken!
That's it for today. Nothing amazing, but not bad haul for the price. A few cards already set aside for trader buddies not pictured.
I'll probably show off the dimebox pickups another time once I sort them out a bit. Thanks for stopping by!