Sunday, July 21, 2013

It was worth the drive to Canton

I've been itching to hit a card show since the last mall show back in May.  Outside of the base Topps set from this year, there's been nothing released that really interests me.

So, I decided to do a little hunting.  I pulled the latest copy of the magazine that I own, and found that there was a card show in Canton today.  I took the time the other day to plot out the route, and found it was about a 90 minute drive from my house to the show.  When I saw that, I knew I was going to go.

I bought a lot of great cards for my collections (and a few for a couple of others) but the one card that caught my eye as I was leaving the show was the card that absolutely made my day.

My '64 set has one less white whale to catch:

I just caught the card out of the corner of my eye as I was ready to leave, thinking that what I had already acquired earlier was going to be sufficient enough.

Then I spotted the Mays, and the price tag, and instantly the money came out of my wallet.

It's not a perfect card by any means, take a look at the back to see what I mean:

I'm not sure why someone wrote the number 3, but for me, it was no matter.  The card is great, and it is in my possession.

It also inspired an idea.   A contest idea!!   It's been a while since I ran a contest on the blog, and I figured this was as good a time as any.

What do you have to do?  It's simple.

Guess how much this card cost me.   

Leave a comment with your guess, and I'll keep the contest open until Friday at midnight.  I spent $75 at the show today, so that is a hint for you. 

To help you a little more, here's another Mays card that I snagged at the show today, for a paltry $3

A little beat up, but it gets me a little closer to the '73 set at a fraction of the alleged "book value". 

Just so you know, those weren't the only two cards I bought today (duh).  I nabbed quite a few cards from such Topps sets as 75,70,64,62 and 57. 

Let the guesses begin!

You'll see more of the cards I picked up during the week, so stay tuned.  It was definitely worth the drive to Canton.

thanks for reading, Robert