Saturday, November 21, 2015

I went down to the card show

On Thursday, this song randomly came on and at first I could have sworn the guy sang, "I went down to the card show." Haha. It's really "I went down to the crossroads" but it just goes to show you that when you've got a card show on the horizon, the anticipation builds and permeates your thoughts. When you're a card collecting nut like us lot, few events get us staring at the calendar more than an upcoming card show.

Nice haul today, and I'll be showing it off over this coming week. Just a quick post today to get us on the board.

A nice lot of Birthday Boy, Ken Griffey, Jr. Last I counted my Junior PC, I was on the cusp of knocking him into my Hundred Card Club, so I figured a card show on his birthday is probably the perfect time to take care of it. The top row cost me 71¢ each, including his '89 Topps Traded RC I don't think I ever owned, if you can believe it. Plus a #'d card (384/999), and a black parallel from his brief White Sox stint. The bottom row were cheap fillers. I still need to do a final count, but I'm pretty sure I've past 100 different Griffey cards now.

Next is the other Birthday Boy today, Stan Musial. He's accompanied here by a similar McCovey. Sorry these pictures suck.. it's a busy weekend and I'm just trying to bust out this post ASAP.

Here are the backs. These also ran me 71¢ a pop.

Finally for today.. I actually bought this card last show-- Or at least I thought I did. It was missing when I reviewed my haul, so I was thinking maybe I had put it back. But today as I was putting the cards I bought onto my passenger seat, I saw this guy had fallen down on the side of the seat and had been hanging out there for a month, luckily still safe in his toploader. Nice! These diecut acetate "Hall of Nothing" (LOL, update: I mean "Hall or Nothing")inserts are pretty cool, so I was happy to find the Gwynn.

That's all for today. Hope you're all having a nice weekend!


  1. That Gwynn is a beauty. The '90s were certainly a golden age for wacky, shiny inserts.

  2. That's the card collector's version of finding a $20 bill in a coat pocket.

  3. A Griffey rookie card for under a buck? Great find. I'm off to track down one of those acetate Gwynns. Beautiful card.