Saturday, September 14, 2019
Card Show Contusion
The monthly Portland card show rolled around today. Honestly, I was mostly just excited to meet up with Padrographs Rod because I knew he had some cards for me, including 1991 MusiCards needs (the main set I've been obsessing over lately). So anything I bought at the show would be gravy. But turns out I picked up a bunch of good stuff.
I'm starting to feel a little swamped in cardboard, so this post will be a less exhaustive look at my haul compared to most card show recaps I've done where I show off nearly every card I got over a few posts. No, this will just hit the best stuff all in one post.
My biggest purchase of the day was a big lot of vintage. Spent $100 on this, getting the guy to throw in the bag of '58 Topps.. which I'm not working on, but figured it could be solid trade fodder. And yes, that's a real card taped to the '72 box.. ouch! Thankfully, I was able to remove the tape from it without any damage and add it to its brothers in the box.
I already have a bit over half of 1972 Topps, and there's probably over half a set here, so after the dust settles, I'm hoping this lot gets me approaching 90%. I didn't flip through the box too much before I bought it, but I saw plenty of high numbers, which was all I needed to see. Prior to this I had zero cards in the 700s, and this lot will help me get a foothold up there. There are also lots of dupes, so let me know if you're working on this set.
Probably about 200 cards in the 1970 Topps lot. Again, lots of high numbers made this an easy purchase for me. Hell, the Oscar Gamble rookie alone was almost worth the price of the box ($20+ on COMC). I only have 12.43% of the set prior to this, so there shouldn't be too many dupes for me in here.
Dimebox! Nearly bought a whole box but the guy wanted a bit more than I wanted to pay to be saddled with a bunch of football/basketball that would be useless to me, so I settled for $5 worth of stuff I picked out.
#Prospecting. Acuña here and the rest of the cards from this point on all ran me 50¢ each.
Weird Griffey things.
Pretty legit Nolan Ryan lot right here.
I won't pass up a '91 Desert Shield for 50¢. You could do worse than Mickey Morandini.
A couple nice minis.
Let's close it out with this impressive trio. Brock Holt auto (the only player in MLB history to hit for the cycle in the postseason), Kris Bryant /99, and Reggie Sanders (Padres!) Pacific /67.
Thanks for reading. I'll cover the stuff from Rod in another post, but this wraps up the highlights from my card show haul.