The show was pretty bustling, perhaps somewhat due to Beckett Grading being there. I had briefly considered scouring my collection for cards I might want to get graded, but decided against it. I spent my whole 2 hours or so there at my normal dealer's discount bins. Spent a decent chunk of change ($69 dollars, Zippy), but came home with a nice haul of cards.
I'm going to have to break the cards up into at least a couple posts, but today's post will all be cards I'm not planning on hanging onto. You know what that means.. trade bait! These cards are all specifically to lure you readers into trading with me (or failing that, flipping on Listia or something).
So if you see anything in this post that catches your eye, take a look at my wantlist and drop me an email.
Kicking off with some autos. That Chris Cook auto is numbered 2/5, easily the lowest numbered card I picked up today. No idea who Chris Cook is, but the price was right. Nick Johnson had a few good years for the Nats.
The Jermaine Dye auto is a bit faded, but again, it was a good deal and the guy hit 325 home runs in his career. Gabe Kapler helped the Red Sox win the WS a few years back and is currently being talked about as a manager possibility this offseason.
Some relics. That's Pudge up in the corner. The Berkman relic is on a seam or something and features a nice stripe. The rookie bottom right isn't a card I was super interested in, but the magnetic one-touch case was my main reason for picking it up (I'm keeping the case; not for trade!)
David Freeze #'d 7/61. Trammel #'d 17/250. Don't know anything about the Team USA guys, but took a chance.
Hey Yankees fans! I owe Bo some cards, so these are reserved for Bo if he wants any. Posada #'d 193/499. Mattingly #'d 114/250.
Who wants these glorious Eddie Mathews cards? Tony L? John Miller? Wes? Somebody speak up. The one on the left is #'d 7/500.
Lost Collector, picked you out a Rizzuto #'d /75. Do you need that Tino minor league.. it's the team set.
More "reserved" cards.. Nomar for Mark (/309). Yount for Tony L. if he needs it (#'d /599). Rosario /500. Barry Larkin for Chris if he needs it, #'d 204/500. Verlander #'d 28/199 for Dennis if he wants it.
CONTEST UPDATE: Hurry up and comment on my big 600th Post contest if you haven't yet. Ok, last call for the "pimp bonus" so swallow your foolish pride and retweet or better yet, mention my contest on your blog by the end of the weekend. Everybody who pimps will be eligible for a "second chance" bonus, meaning even if you don't win the main contest, you'll still have a shot at the prize. Remember, you must also mention in the comments of the contest post that you did in fact promote it for it to count.
UPDATE: Nachos Grande correctly guessed 4.