Sunday, August 11, 2019

card show claustrophobia

The monthly Portland card show at Mall 205 was bumping yesterday. Bill's bins were packed (see the right side of the photo-- yikes), so I split my time between Lyle the vintage guy (and his 25¢ and 50¢ boxes) and a 50¢ box from a dealer I hadn't bought from before. In all, I got 173 cards, that with final-total discounts, round out to about 32¢ each.

Juan Soto is pretty hot right now. Very surprised to find a serial numbered Soto for cheap with that gold parallel.

Acuña is another young stud on the rise.. figured I should round up a few of his cards.

Still chugging along at my parallel frankenset of 2011 Topps/Chrome. These 4 refractors were needs.

Here are some more cards I bought. The Sanchez features Judge on the other side.

Last year's Stadium Club. Bryce is a Chrome parallel.

2011 Lineage makes an appearance.

Fire, Gallery, and a Griffey Ginter mini.

The bottom row here are all #/99.

Topps HD is sort of a forgotten product these days, but the cards are kinda cool. Sturdy.

And let's close out the post with some 90s stuff. Finding a serial-numbered Caminiti I need makes me especially happy.

I'll do a continuation post on my haul later with the vintage and more.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. The Thome Gold Label is brilliant. I love way it catches the light reflects so much color.
    Lineage was an underrated brand in my book, but they I guess Topps axed it because it didn't get enough attention.

  2. Just found your blog! Amazing work. As a fellow life long Padres fan, I really enjoy it. Keep up the good work!

  3. Topps HD was pretty cool. You’re right though. It does get forgotten.

  4. Had to work yesterday, so I missed out. I have some cards for you from Fuji from when he was in town.

  5. Bunch of men in baseball caps hunching over boxes: yup, looks like a card show to me!

  6. Great 90s adds especially the caminiti!

  7. The Caminiti is awesome. I got a handful of red parallels from 2011 Chrome that were part of a lot I got so I could get the Cutch.

  8. Glad to see people showing up to card shows like these. One of these years, I'm gonna plan my Portland trip around this card show. Already mapped it out and it's only 35 to 40 minutes away from my friend's house.

    P.S. Love that Frank Thomas! I remember hunting for that card back in the day.

  9. I think I'm in the top picture down at the end of Bill's boxes, but I'm not sure. This is the first show I've been able to make in quite a while, it was packed!