Today wasn't that day, though, as I slept in until almost 9. My wife and I were out late the night before catching a play that a couple of our friends are involved with. But I still got out of the house by 10, and although it seemed like I caught more red lights than usual, didn't take me long to get there.
I made 3 purchases at the show: $21 worth from Bill's 3-for-a-dollar bins, 50 cards for $2 from a nickelbox, and what I'll be showing today, $55 for a few vintage cards.
Al Kaline is a big name to check off my '64 setbuild. A couple fisheyes near the bottom (one of them cutely dotting the "i"), but still great condition.
This sharp Dick Allen rookie for $5 was a sweet deal. I already had one of these in the PC, but it's nice to pick up another one for the setbuild.
This Don Newcombe isn't in great shape (some light pencil marks on the back), but a very cool card of the former MVP. Don is still kicking at 91.
I just watched Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story again the other day on Netflix. Funny movie. Lookalike 5-time WS champ Bill "Moose" Skowron probably has an interesting life story as well.
Hank Bauer scoffs at only five rings, as he got himself seven during his playing career with the Yankees, plus an 8th helming the Orioles later on. Damn! This card could be upgraded someday, but is good enough for me for now.
HOFer Red Schoendienst turned 95 last month. I think he still shows up to Cardinals spring camp as a special instructor. That's a life well lived.
You don't hear the name George Kell much these days, but the 10-time All-Star is in the Hall. Nice late-career card of him.
One last card to show today, but before we get there, make sure you've got your tickets....
---Tickets to the gun showwwwwwwww.........
1957 Topps has a handful of iconic cards, and this is undoubtedly among the top. Ted Kluszewski taking a big cut while rockin' the rare baseball uniform vest. Very happy to bring this classic into my '57 setbuild.
More from my card show haul coming soon. Thanks for visiting.