As a kid I worked at my Uncle's comic book shows, which were much larger than this, but it was by far the largest card show I had ever been to. They also had Beckett there doing their grading thing and the JSA people, but since that stuff doesn't do anything for me, it didn't really add to my overall experience. Denny McClain was supposed to be there as well, but cancelled at the last minute, he is now rescheduled for February when it looks like they will be trying to duplicate the size of this particular show.
As per usual, much was gotten, but I have tried to provide decent sampling here to give an overall sense of what was to be had.
As an aside, the last line on the back of Fred Hatfield's card mentions that he was a paratrooper during the war -- which to me is very interesting. Unfortunately google wasn't able to provide any additional information. Thanks for nothing, internet!
|2008 Topps Chrome Trading Card History Ichiro Refractor #'d 18/400|
This marks the start of the basketball portion of the post. To any potential 'baseball or bust' readers, don't worry, I won't be offended if you stop here:
|1999-00 Hoops Decade Hoopla Plus Steve Nash|
|1999-00 Topps Gallery Player's Private Issue Jason Kidd #'d 173/250|
|1996-97 Topps Hobby Masters Hakeem Olajuwon #HM29|
|2000-01 Upper Deck Slam Air Supremacy Vince Carter #S2|
|A trio of 1999-00 Upper Deck NBA Legends Players of the Century|
The Cardboard Connection, the proofs are limited to 5 copies of each color. I'm fairly certain the seller didn't know what it was either, which is kind of funny, since I found out later that he owns a card shop. I'm guessing if he did know, it would have been priced at more than $2. Originally, I bought it for potential resell, but now that I know what it is, and of it's scarcity, I think I will be hanging on to it.
All in all, I have to say that it was a pretty good show.
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