A couple weekends ago, I was fortunate enough to get another box of cards from Padrographs Rod on his way home from the monthly card show. From the sounds of it, the show has a drastically different look and feel these days, and not for the better. That's a bummer. Maybe by this time next year it'll be back to its old self?
Anyways, let's rundown some highlights from the box.
Finally got an in-hand look at 2021 Topps. I have no interest in spending money on the stuff, but appreciate the sampling. Cool to score some of my main active PC guys and a few of the hot RCs going into the season.
And some late-calendar 2020 releases that I haven't seen much of.
Padres fan favorites. [Ha, yes, Fernando Tatís, Sr never played for San Diego but he's still become a fan favorite thanks to his genes and fathering.]
Off the beaten path here.
Rod told me he got a few of these 2007 Upper Deck Holiday Inn packs at the show, and was kind enough to throw in a couple unopened for me. Sounds like a good time for a pack rip fix!
Each pack contained a Padres HOF pitcher for me and a goofy Ripken.. awesome!
Thanks again, Rod! Loved going through all the cards and found a bunch of keepers.
Wow, Rod is the man! How was the show worse than it used to be? Expensive and packed, I am guessing...ReplyDelete
Yeah, expensive and packed, plus different layout and many different sellers. I'm curious to return, perhaps next month, but I have a feeling I'll be longing for the old days. We'll see!Delete
I was thinking about going next time too, but as I look at the calendar, I will probably be on a fishing trip with my teenage son then. Bummer.Delete
That seems to be the trend right now.ReplyDelete
Love the Holiday Inn Ripken cards. Where does the Barney Fife card come from?ReplyDelete
I was wondering the same thing! Feels like it's probably a custom?Delete
I would love to see the completed Goofy Ripken set! Very gracious of Padrographs!ReplyDelete
Rod is the man. Nice Muhammad Ali.ReplyDelete
Those Goofy Ripkens crack me up!ReplyDelete
I had no idea Holiday Inn packs existed. They appear to be modeled after the Sweet Spot design. Neat.ReplyDelete
I've definitely picked up a few of those Holiday Inn packs at that show before. The Ripken cards are so cringey.ReplyDelete
I'm pretty sure by the time I am good with going to that show again, I'm going to spend about 5 minutes there and end up leaving. Oh well.
Sounds like every other show these days, high prices, and high traffic!ReplyDelete