Here we are again, a new month (yesterday) and I forgot to post my usual monthly reminder of the almost daily giveaway/contest. The rules are simple.
1) Follow this blog.
2) Comment before midnight (EST) on that day's post.
Bad news today: 6 more weeks of winter. No Phil.... you suck! Then again he is wrong 61% of the time so this might be a good thing that he seen his shadow.
Did you know that Topps is releasing a 2nd set this month? Yeah, another 2022 set. Topps Chrome Sonic. At least they did something different than what they did with the Chrome Sapphire (using the Flagship players and numbers for the Sapphire set, well partially on the Update. As for the new product, 225 card set last 5 are SP's (no Braves yeah), There are also 10 image variations and again no Braves.
The winner last night was: Jafronius
Only had 1 bonus winner and that was Jeremy for getting the other teams correct (I have something special for that Bonus you can get it when you come to house this month). No one got the #2 correct. It was a tie with White Sox and Phillies both having 3.
Derek was close on #1 but got 1 White Sox wrong as it was a Yankee player that fooled him. RJ added the Marlins (nope), left out the Reds, Nats, and Boston.
One of the good things about being home full time is that I don't have to drive hours to get to a card show. The Village's (the world's largest retirement community) hosts a big show 4x a year. There was one this past Saturday and I went. I had forgotten how long it takes to get there, I was thinking 20 minutes but it took nearly 40 minutes, but that is still very okay with me. I might make the 3 1/2 hour drive each way to Jax for their show next Saturday (just not sure right now), I hope to just don't like the idea of the drive now that I'm not in Valdosta.
On to my card show visit.
My first purchase was a bunch of junk sets I could not pass up. The dealer had a tub of cards marked 2 for a buck. I rummaged through them I picked up 29.
These are the junk sets that I was talking about. I didn't need any of these and probably have dozens of each of these sets. I couldn't pass them up at .50.
I was really glad to find these in the box. These I opened. Anyways I did not pay the 2 for buck as advertised, he only charged me $10.00 for the 29 sets/packs.
From the same seller I made two other purchases.
I paid $40.00 for these 8 cards. I know I needed ever one of them except maybe the Michael Jordan which I haven't checked that one yet (I did check the others). I know I have some the UDCC Jordan cards but I don't remember seeing this one.
I will get to the last purchase from this seller (on my way out the door) in a different post.
The next purchase was just two cards from a pair of elderly ladies. They had a bunch of autographed photos and memorabilia on the 2 little tables they were at. But across the front of 1 of the tables they were laying out mainly autographed and relics of people I never heard of with a sign saying half off prices marked. I picked two cards. One was marked a dollar, and the other was marked $5.00. Now, I knew who these two were one more so than the other. I reached in my wallet and seen I had 2 singles, so I asked if 2 was okay (instead of the $3) and she said sure.
I needed the America's Pastime for that set build fortunately (I didn't know), and Longoria relic. $2.00 for these two cards was a good thing.
I'll have more from the show tomorrow and the next day too. Maybe 1 or 2 posts next week as well.
Nice '52s, and the Brock all-star. Those are the highlights for me.ReplyDelete
Oh man I wish I had a card show nearby. Four times a year! I'd be broke. You picked up some really great junk wax. Love that stuff.ReplyDelete
Quite the haul, congrats! Love the vintage...ReplyDelete
I remember those packs of Panini stickers. Back when you knew what to expect from them!ReplyDelete
I missed out on #1 yesterday which led me to miss out on #2. Oh well! I always like a good puzzle
It was fun watching the few guessers. Yeah one card (Rizzo) cost ya.Delete
Missed last night, my bad.ReplyDelete
Sweet! I'm hitting a show next weekend, hope to find as good of stuff as you did.ReplyDelete
Like that Ripken rookie. Wish that show was next week, I could’ve made it. Have fun on Saturday if you go.ReplyDelete
Just made the decision not to go. Going to spend the day with my grandson, Just me and him.. Going to a park, playground, Chucky Cheese's, and then a movie.Delete
That's a pretty good reason to skip a card show. Sounds fun.Delete
I'm with the 1952 cards and the Brock All-Star as well. 2 for a buck on the sets was a great buy as well. Time with a grandson is always time well spent.ReplyDelete
Old time box sets for 50 cents? Nice pick ups!ReplyDelete
Getting all those packs 2 for a $1 would have made me downright giddy!ReplyDelete
I'd buy those box sets just to cannibalize them for player collections (current and future). I also would've been all over those sticker packs.ReplyDelete
As much as I love and crave vintage, I would run faster to those Fleer box sets and 88D pack with Gwynn showing.ReplyDelete