Saturday, April 30, 2016

Return to the Quarterbox (Card show recap)

I was pretty efficient at the card show today. Came in and went straight to my usual guy's bins. I wasn't too impressed by what I was seeing in his dollar bins (7 for $5), so I slummed it down in his quarterboxes. Ended up with 120 25¢ cards, nearly half for trade fodder (lots of Braves, Pirates, Cubs, and Brewers). Probably not as impressive of a haul as last month's quarterbox crushing, but I was satisfied and called it good with just that one purchase. I kinda feel bad that I didn't even look at any of the other dealers' stuff, but it's not like I haven't been buying a bunch of cards lately. I even got a big COMC order delivered today. So it wasn't too hard for me to have some restraint.

Let's look at a few of my pickups.

I was ready to ask Mark Hoyle what these were, but a quick COMC search answered my question: 1971 Dell MLB Stamps. Yaz, Kaline, and Seaver. Nice vintage PC additions.

A quartet of quarter cards for my Vlad PC. That guy was a beast in his prime. Due to my love of quirky cards, I had been wanting to get one of those "net" cards from Pacific, so I was happy to come across this one.

Here's a better look at the net. It's fun to take it out of the top-loader and sleeve to give it a touch. It's not game-used or anything, just another funky gimmick from Pacific. And my blog's hits always go through the roof when my jade plant makes an appearance. I brought a tiny ~2 inch piece of plant from my back patio with me in a plastic bag when I moved up from San Diego and was able to grow it out up here. I even split it off into another plant and discovered jade plants do not live through Portland winters outside. But enough botany, back to cards!

Parallels #'d /99 for a couple active pitchers I collect, Chris Sale and Cole Hamels.

Man, I really like Pristine. These faux 65s are great looking cards.

Am I starting to collect Bartolo Colon? It's tempting, but I probably shouldn't. But these 2 low-numbered cards were too hard to pass up. The encased Pristine card is #'d /99, while the Triple Threads is /150.

I think I'm gonna stop today's post here, but I'll likely be showing off more cards from my haul throughout the coming week.


  1. Why is Pacific so awesome? (you don't have to answer that)

  2. I've always wanted one of those quirky "net" cards, and finding one of Vlad in a card show quarter box would surely make me swoon. Maybe one day...

    Great finds all around!

  3. I have picked up a couple of those net cards in the past. One for football as well. Nice pickups overall

  4. Al Kaline for a quarter? You guys just live right.

  5. Dell stamps are underrated. They originally came out in team booklets and you had to cut them out. I picked up a complete set by mail order in71. You can find some of the stars in a laminated variation