Monday, April 25, 2016

The obligatory card show post

My apologies in advance if this post seems a little ho hum, I have about as much enthusiasm to write it as I had in attending this past Saturday's show (which is next to none).

I had originally planned on skipping this one, but after a text from my favorite seller saying that he would be setting up, I begrudgingly decided to go. I ended up spending around two and half hours just looking through his stuff (mostly dime boxes) and less than an hour on the other 35 or so dealers.

This was a somewhat different show for me (this post will reflect that) in that I didn't get anything of a vintage nature, unless you count buybacks as vintage. I did end up getting my usual 300-400 basketball inserts (90's), which really are my kryptonite. And there is just no way those can all be shown. The other thing that was different was how much good stuff I was able find for others (probably some of you reading this), so obviously all those cards won't be shown either, which doesn't leave whole heck of a lot left to show. Hopefully what is here, will be worth the viewing.

I will start with what seems to be becoming a normal sight on this blog:

Yep... more buybacks! I think I got some pretty good ones in here. This group came to a total of $4.

I'm not usually a big purchaser of memorabilia cards, but I did find two that I really liked.

The first being this 2005 Maury Wills Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Materials:
I had never seen any memorabilia (or auto) cards of Mr. Wills that weren't Dodger related, so I thought it was pretty neat. I also like the fact that the material looks and feels old, and even though it's hard to see in the picture, it has stitching across the top and bottom.

The second one was this 2005 Don Gullett SP Cuts Classic Careers jerseys:
I mostly just bought this one because I don't recall ever seeing any cards like this for Don Gullet. Also, I thought the text on the back was interesting:

Do you see what I'm talking about? He's shown with the Reds, but the jersey is from his time with the Yankees. I don't know why, but I find that amusing.

I also picked up a trio of autographs.

2013 Panini Golden Age Tommy Davis Historic Signatures:

2008 Press Pass Legends Charles White Saturday Signatures:
1979 Heisman Trophy Winner

2007 Press Pass Legends William Perry Saturday Signatures:
The Fridge has a much better signature than I would have thought!

Up until Saturday, I had never had any interest in manufactured patch cards. But I did find an exception to my previous opinion of them, when I saw these Topps Pro Debut commemorative hat patch cards.

These first three are from 2013 and are all serial numbered to 75:


And one of the backs:

This last one is from 2014. And these were numbered to 99:
And the back:

I really like these cards. So much so, that I have already bought a few more on COMC. The four cards above were $2 each, which seems to have been a really good price.

Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.


  1. Looks like a pretty good show for someone who didn't want to attend. I've been scooping up buybacks of any player who was on the 67 Redsox.

    1. Yeah, you're right. And I guess I should have clarified that it's not that I didn't want to go to the show, I just wasn't in the mood for the 3+ hours of total driving to get there and back. I would be curious to know how many buybacks you're up to? or, at least a rough estimate.

    2. I have 218 buybacks. 173 that have ties to the 67 team and an additional 45 Redsox

    3. Dang! That certainly is a healthy collection. I thought you were going to say 40 or 50 max, not over 200.

  2. Looks like a pretty good show to me. Honestly, I had no clue that Wills played for the Pirates - that's an odd sight. A Fridge auto is always a winner too.

    1. He actually had two pretty good seasons with Pittsburgh, but I think a lot of people only know of him as a Dodger. I haven't looked yet, but I don't think there are too many modern cards of him in a Pirates uniform.

  3. All around solid pickups. My faves are the Wills and Fridge. Great stuff.

    1. I didn't realize Maury Wills was so popular amongst the bloggers.

  4. Ugh--hate the way the buyback stamp on that '71 Kirkpatrick obliterates the poor guy's face!

    1. Yes, the machines do occasionally seem to put the stamp in some awkward places.

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    1. For some reason, I'm not surprised by that declaration.