First card show of the year was today. I picked up a bunch of cards, many of which I'll show off here in the near future.
I wore my Topps shirt to the card show, which is probably a fashion faux pas akin to wearing a shirt of a certain band to that band's concert. A bit too on the nose, perhaps. But I don't care, I was excited for the show, and not afraid to dork it up big.
First purchase was 50 cards from a 2¢ box (so $1 for 50 cards.. nice). Then was $20 worth of cards from 3-for-$1 bins. Then $5 from quarter bins.
Oh, and 4 cards from "70% off marked" bins that ran me $9. And today we'll be looking at those four "big money" pickups.
Gettin' Hoyt in herre. I've got 2 or 3 Hoyt autos, but this is my first relic. I think it's also my first "old school" jersey relic of anybody. I hope Hoyt actually wore the garment that this piece was cut from.
At #320, Lou Brock here was the lowest (non-variation) card I needed for my 1973 Topps setbuild. Next up is Boog Powell. If anybody has a 73 Topps Boog Powell available for trade, let me know.
I don't really collect Frank White, but always kinda liked him. Plus when I was a kid, the minister at my mom's church was named Frank White.. so that's an added little connection for me. So yeah, cheap auto, why not.
Giancarlo RC. Neat.
That's all for today.