Twice a month in Nashville there is a card show that usually falls on second and fourth Saturday of the month, but occasionally the are three weeks apart. Such was the case at the show I went to at the end of last month.
It was the first of these shows that I have been to that was a three week gap edition. Since moving to Tennessee I have been to as many of the shows as I can get to, it can be difficult to get up the want, when you are going to be driving 3 1/2 to 4 hours round trip.
Anyway so I had hoped this particular show would be good so I made the trip, and I couldn't have been more wrong. I noticed right away that all of the regular sellers I usually buy from were not there and I thought I had drove all that way for nothing until I spied a fellow with a box about the size of a small moving box filled to the top with vintage baseball cards and sign on the box that said everything in the box was 50% off the marked prices. I was told that one guy had already looked through the box, but I could tell he hadn't delved too deep into this oasis of cardboard. I then proceeded to spend the next two hours going through every single card in the box and ended up spending $60 total on I don't know how many cards.
As I am just getting around to putting said cards in there respective binders I thought I would show off a few of my favorites. This just a small sampling of the group purchased.
There was lot of 1971's in the box but those were generally in the worst condition, so I only this one for 50 cents.
There was also a lot of '57 Topps. Here are just couple of the dozen or so I got. I especially love the Pirates team card on the bottom that cost me a cool $1.50
One 1964 coin for a $1.00
How about one 1949 Bowman for $1.50
I got a lot of 72's, but this was easily my favorite.
One regular 1970 Topps....
And one super
A couple of 1961 's
I got a lot of '69 Topps too. Mostly commons at 25-50 cents apiece to fill some set needs, but here are probably my two favorite.
I only got two 64's
There was a bunch of Hostess cards that I bought at 10-25 each. Here is a 1976 Johnny Bench that set me back $2.50, and with this card I am now about 60% towards finishing this set.
And now I saved the best two for last:
A 1961 Topps Bob Gibson for $5.00
And I will close this post out with this 1961 Topps Carl Yastrzemski. This one was all of $7.50. This was at the very bottom of the box and it's only protection was a penny sleeve.
I will have somewhat of a companion piece tomorrow. Thank you for taking a moment or two to look at this post.