Monday, June 29, 2015

dimebox dreaming on such a summer's day

Hot card show this week. My first purchase was 65 cards for $5. Here are some highlights.

I don't think I've ever owned any version of that infamous Billy Ripken card, believe it or not. Now I do, though the black box version is the most common, hence it costing me just a few cents (it's also a bit miscut, sort of angled). Thurman Munson is a neat vintage pickup, with a rough top edge the reason for it being banished to the dimebox. The Larry Walker is one of those cards made out of metal!.. I think my first such card. I also picked up some others as trade bait.. stay tuned for a trade bait post soon.

These cards are all winners in my book. Tom Seaver looks like he's straight out of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? mixing the real world with cartoons.

Reggies! Finally upgraded my Sock Card.

Here are some active guys.

Vince Coleman trying to pinpoint where it all went wrong.

I'll pretty much always grab any dimebox Clementes.

Padres pitchers.

Padres hitters. (and a Giant yo mama threw out.)

1993 Topps Black Gold. I've said it before and I'll say it again: This may be my all-time favorite insert set. Topps should revive it as an insert in Archives. It's a 44-card set. I picked up 20 at the show. Still need over a dozen, but at least I'm over the hump now. One of these days I'll finish it.

That's it for this post. Some not-pictured cards include some that are set aside for trader buddies or will be posted soon in a trade bait post.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great finds! Love the 1993 Black Gold set! I actually pulled the redemption for a complete set back in 1993 and still have it.

    1. Nice! I pulled the Frank Thomas back in the day, but I think that was it. Man, I was awed by that card back then! haha

  2. WHAT is that McCovey '88 Topps? WHAT?!?

    1. 2010 Topps Vintage Legends Collection. Yeah, I actually bought the same card off eBay for a buck a few months ago, but couldn't pass up another one for cheap. Figured I'd probably ship it off to Underdog at some point.

  3. Vince Coleman as a Tiger is a Short Term Stops legend. Six games in 1997. I have the base version of that one, but not the Gold Medallion. Looks like an excellent haul, and I'd love to see Topps Black Gold pop up in Archives.

  4. I like the Reggie! Now you see him, now you don't! Ha!

  5. Totally agree on the Black Gold inserts, best of all time, hands down. I pulled the McGriff out of a pack as a kid and it is still one of my top 10 favorite cards (probably, I guess I haven't actually made that list, but it'd have a strong chance). Had to get the Sheffield and Gwynn as a much older kid.

    Oh, and that Eric Owens card is my favorite of the post, it's one I haven't seen before.

  6. You had me @ Munson. Five bucks? You robbed this guy!