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