I pulled off a coinboxing trifecta at the card show today. First I dug through a nickelbox, then I spent some time at a quarterbox, before finally wrapping up my day at a dimebox. (If only there was an elusive pennybox I could have run the table on mainstream US coin currency.) I also got handed a reusable grocery bag full of cards from my bud Rod. So no high-dollar pickups, but still a very productive day at the card show.
Chapter 1. THE NICKELBOX
Pacific Legends are great for getting cheap cards of old-timers.
Cards from some 80s sets I intend to complete one of these days.
More dudes I collect or otherwise caught my eye.
And some cards that'll likely get filed away in the for-trade boxes. Anybody want to call dibs on the Mark Grace Broder pair?
With the bulk discount, this purchase was $2 for 50 cards.
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Chapter 2. THE QUARTERBOX
I'm a sucker for serial-numbered cards, especially when they're cheap and of guys I collect.
I don't have a lot of Pacific in my PCs, so don't mind snagging some when I see them cheap.
I bit on some 2014 Topps High Tek. McGriff and Eck at the top are both /99 while the others are unnumbered.
Not a whole lot in the way of vintage today, though I did score a pair of buybacks someone might need, plus a Hostess and some off-condition 50s stuff, some of which may end up with Bo.
Shield your eyes from all the shiny!
I passed up a lot of Altuve cards that I likely would have added to my stack a week ago. But as it is with my shifting opinion of him, only this one (2015 Topps Update Series - Retail Throwback Variation) made the cut.
A little surprised to find a 90s Finest refractor in a quarter box. I don't collect Conine, but couldn't leave it there.
The Baines up top is a 1st Day parallel or something.
I love these things.. what with the shiny and acetate windows.
More Padres pickups.
More dudes I collect.
The above are all Rookie Cup Reprints from 2005 Topps, I believe.
And a decent stack of trade fodder.
This quarterbox purchase ended up running me an even $20 for 117 cards.. working out to 17¢ per.
Well, this post is pretty long, so I think I'll save the dimebox haul for a future post. Thanks for reading and I hope you're enjoying your holiday weekend.