Before I get to far into the post I wanted to mention that because a lot of the cards weren't scanning well, I ended up using a lot of pictures instead. And since I wasn't feeling too great when I took the pictures, some of them are less than ideal. On the bright side though, I have more card images in here than I normally do. Also even though I'm starting with basketball (I can hear audible groans), there is plenty of other things covered further down.
When I first walked in, I immediately noticed a seller that I had never seen before setting up along the front wall. He was putting out a lot of 3200 ct boxes (maybe 12-15) that were clearly comprised of nothing but vintage from the four major sports, and most of them were dollar boxes. What was even better was the fact that I was the first person looking through them that day, so the possibilities of what may lay ahead seemed endless. What first caught my attention was the sight of tall boys sticking out of some of the boxes, which I will get to a little further down in the post. So I quickly started jumping from box to box to get a quick sense of what was there and probably all the while looking like I had ADD, ADHD, and AC/DC. While this was taking place I was talking to the seller who started putting out more boxes of stuff that was much nicer and much more than a dollar, so I moved over to those to get first crack at them as well. Now these boxes were loaded with probably a few of most collector's dream cards, with fairly reasonable prices. I spotted one of my white whale's almost instantly, and here he is:
|1972 Dr. J rookie!|
As exciting as that card is, there is still plenty to get to. So on with the show.
Here are some 1969-70 Topps from the same seller:
1971-72 Topps Roger Brown RC x2:
Two more set needs:
Here are a couple of serial numbered cards from a different seller that were 25 cents each:
And my usual pile of 90's basketball inserts from my favorite seller:
There is just no way I can show all of these, as there is over 200 in these two stacks. It is almost impossible for me to resist these at 10 cents each, which is why I have been getting so many the last couple of shows. As proof, here is a bonus picture of three shows worth of still unsorted inserts:
If I had to show just one out of the current batch, I would probably go with this:
|1997-98 Fleer John Stockton Decade of Excellence Rare Traditions parallel|
I will close out the basketball part with a couple of dime box 90's refractors:
There wasn't a lot of baseball cards for me this time, but probably the best deal I got was on this 1953 Topps Johnny O'Brien rookie:
These next couple were the only other vintage baseball I was able to get:
|1960 Topps Ernie Johnson|
|1969 Topps Deckle Edge Ron Santo and Boog Powell|
|1973 Topps Carlton Fisk|
How about a whole mess of 1981 Kellogg's cards:
|More lazy picture taking!|
And the rest of the baseball:
The Willie Mays helps with the Cramer set I'm working on. I have never seen the three Babe's before.
Moving on to the football portion. These are my first cards from the 1965 Topps set:
These are in better condition than the scanner would lead you to believe. These were the tall boys I saw sticking out at the first table I went to (mentioned at the beginning). After the total price was figured out these ended up being about 75 cents each. I am very happy to finally get a few cards from this set.
Here's a another card from the same seller of a fellow who's name a few of you might recognize:
|1960 Topps Jim Brown|
Don't worry the post is almost done, all you have to do is make it through a couple of autographs and you will earn a gold star for your endurance.
First up is in person autograph of Larry Legend:
And from the same seller this 1997-98 Skybox Premium Popeye Jones Autographics:
I will close with three from my favorite seller (Jim). He always has a couple of boxes of various priced autographs and memorabilia cards, which tend to be picked over pretty good before I get to them. So I was a little surprised that there were actually still a couple of things of interest to me in there. These next three came out to a total of $15.
1. Yvan Cournoyer JSA authenticated autograph:
2. 2013 Panini Golden Age Jim Kiick Historic Signatures:
3. 2007 Press Pass Joe Bellino Saturday Signatures:
That does it for by far my longest post yet (and probably ever). I had a lot a more to say, but this has taken me far longer to put together than I wanted. And I am really tired of working on this as I keep losing my train of thought, so my apologies if it seems a little disjointed.
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