Friday, October 12, 2018

Broder's, "hits", and other card show miscellany

It looks like it's time for another series of card show recaps, the giant 180-table show a couple of weeks back was quite bountiful (as they always are), so there is much to get to.

Usually I use the first post to set scene, but is seems like there isn't too much to set-up this particular time -- Lots of dealers, lots of tables, and an obscene amount of people -- that about covers it!

I was a bit surprised to see that a few of the sellers who you always see at the big shows weren't there, but they aren't anybody who I normally buy very much from anyway, so it really wasn't a big deal. I had heard a few times that this show had been sold out for over a year, which made me think that they just didn't reserve their space in time.

The only thing of note that happened --which isn't going to be terribly interesting to anyone but me -- was that I actually left home on time for once (I'm perpetually 10-20 minutes behind schedule). I got out of here at 4:50 (in the AM), and got there at 6:35 (still in the AM). This was very nice, because even though there was already a lot of people there, I did at least get there before the main throng.

As you may have been able to deduce from the title, this first post is going to cover the stuff that doesn't necessarily fit into the five food groups.

Until the second to last show, I had never seen a Bo Jackson Broder before. Nick mentioned that Bo was the most common player for him to find in Broder form, for me it's always been Griffey and Jordan. But either way, I found three more to add to my unplanned mini-collection of Bo Broder's, including another copy of the Diamond Sports card.

Here's an image that a few of you might recognize! I knew from the glossiness that they weren't the original Score card before I even picked the first one up, but I don't know if they are a Broder or not...

... for one thing, this back doesn't look very Broderish. They're also a little thicker than your usual Broder. Google has provided absolutely no assistance (what else is new), so for now I'll just have to wonder what they are, Broder or some sort of giveaway (from The National?)? Whatever they are, I couldn't not leave them in the 5/$1 box that I was looking through.

I'm not a Jordan fan, but for some stupid reason I still feel inclined to buy at least one copy of every MJ Broder that I come across. These came from one of Jim's 6/$1 boxes, and speaking of Jim...

... he also had a number of parallels from some of the recent Star Wars sets in those very same boxes. I'm not really a fan of much of the post original trilogy stuff, but this Darth Bane X-Fractor (#'d to /99) sure is attractive.

I bought about ten more parallels thinking that I could send them out to some of you. Most of those are already designated for someone else, but I couldn't figure out who might want these two (the one on the left is a refractor, and on the right is another numbered X-Fractor), so if anyone's interested, you know what to do.

Normally I'm not much for anything Olympics related, other than following the 1992 Dream Team, it's just something that's never really been of interest to me. With that being said, I was kind of excited to find this Mariel Zagunis A&G framed mini-buyback for about 15 cents. Mariel is from Oregon (Beaverton to be exact), therefor I'm quite familiar with her career, as is not often that a native Oregonian wins an Olympic gold medal, or in her case, multiple gold medals! Her first gold medal win in 2004 is notable too, because she became the first American in a hundred years to win a gold medal in fencing.

I never knew that A&G had included her in one of their sets, I see that she has an autographed mini in the 2009 set as well, I guess one of these days I'll have to try and pick that one up too

I don't come across too many IP and TTM autographs any more, they were much more common at the Portland show, here not so much. So I was a little surprised to find this group of signed cards from the 1991 Quarterback Legends set (never heard of it) in a 5/$2 box. From the top left there's Joe Ferguson, Vince Ferragamo, Dan Pastorini, Jim Hart, and Gifford Nielsen. I've looked at all of the signatures, and they seem to match up perfectly with authenticated versions, so I'm like 99.9% sure that they're legit... which is good enough for me!

 I just got one of these Oregon Ducks 2016 Panini Black Gold Quad Materials from Jim about six months ago, but that doesn't mean I can't have another one, right? At $4, this one was a dollar more than the last one, but it's still worth it. That's 2 down, and only 197 to go! (I'm only semi-joking about that).

Jim had like 4 or 5 piles of wrestling relics, and even though my obsession with all things professional wrestling ended a long time ago, I figured I'd look through the stacks and see if I could find anything for some of my blogging friends. There was one small problem though, the bulk of the relics were from the last couple of years, and I didn't recognize a single name! So I guess for future reference, if you are one of my blogging friends who likes wrestling, you should probably let me know who out of the modern guys and gals it is that you're interested in, that way I can add the info to the list I keep on my phone.

All was not lost though, as the last stack had not only names that I recognized, but a set that I recognized as well. Some one can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this 2001 War Booty set was the first for WWF related memorabilia.

I would hazard a guess, and say that the Chris Benoit might be the rarest card from this set. Not the most interesting swatches in the world, but for $2.50 apiece, I had to get all of the one's that were there. As of right now, I'm not entirely sure if I'll be keeping these or not, so like with a lot of other things as of late, I will tentatively hang on to them until I figure it out.

This was my last purchase from the show, it was either this card, or go find some random vintage, obviously Bob won out. It seems likes there is a lot of other people who are working on the Golden Age autograph sets all of sudden, so it's been a little more difficult for me to add needed cards as of late. Bob Woodward has been eluding for years, he's one of the names that doesn't show up on eBay very often, so to be able to get this one for over 25% less than the last one sold for was pretty neat. This same dealer had few more that I need, but I only had enough left for one, so I went with the rarest available need.

In the coming weeks I'll have a separate post for each of the three major sports, and thanks to all of the recent replies that I got, they will be whittled down some, so you'll be seeing what I consider to be the best of the best.


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12 comments:

  1. I actually like the prequals and as you know I'm addicted to SN cards...I'm sure I can find sonetsome interesting to add to your pile of stuff I'm building!

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    1. Yeah, of course you can have them. Hopefully one of these days I get myself motivated to start sending out packages again, because I've had a bunch of stuff with your name on it for awhile now.

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  2. If you decide to part with any of the wrestling cards, happy to figure out a trade for any of them. Though my interest in wrestling never waned, just really getting into the card collecting aspect.

    Nice and interesting Bo broder pickups.

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    1. I will keep you in mind if I do decide to trade any.

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  3. Cool Bo Broders! I found that very same Bo/Bart Simpson mashup in a dime box at a show earlier this year.

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    1. They are fun, and even though I wasn't looking to start a collection of Bo Broder's, I now find myself sort of hoping to come across more.

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  4. I actually like those Jordans and would be interested. Same goes for any of the late 90s inserts like those pro bowl cards in trade :)

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    1. Noted! It shouldn't be too hard for me to find more of the Jordan's.

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  5. You left your house at 4:50am and got to the card show before 7am? Now that's some card show dedication. Great stuff all around. I'd say Jordan is the Broder I come across the most frequently as well. Love thos QB Legends autographs. 40¢ each? I'd pay that all day long. Awesome haul Jon!

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    1. If you're hoping to find some good deals, you've got to get to these Nashville shows early, because even though they say that the show opens at 8am, the doors actually open sometime around 6am (possibly earlier). The worst part about trying to leave by 5am though (at least for me), is that I have to get up at 3am, and that is just too darn early for a body to be up!

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    2. On the bright side... there's probably nobody else on the road at that time of the morning ;)

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