Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Plan

Tomorrow is the big day.  Off to Cleveland to get into trouble buy some cards.  When I went to the show in May at Robert Morris college in the Pittsburgh suburbs, I stuck to the plan that I made before hand, and wound up spending a lot less than I budgeted.

The plan this time is pretty simple as well.   Five things I'd like to concentrate on during the first day, so I can use the 2nd day to wander the halls...

1.  1964 Topps 

Remember these?  It's been a couple of months since I posted a card from this set on the blog.  I only need 13 cards to pass the 80% goal that I set for myself at the beginning of the year.

The bigger goal here is to try and pick up either the Clemente, the Niekro RC, or both if I can find decent copies on the cheap. 

2.  2014 Series 2

If I can find a box of this on the cheap, I'll grab it.  Time to put this years set to bed.

3.   SNI

I am just 1 card away from finishing off two more teams (Angels, Mets).  I'd also like to try and find a few Rockies and Orioles cards for this set as well.  I'm 42 cards away from 1200 for the set; that would be a nice number to hit, but it's not a necessity.

4.  Other people's want lists

There are a few people out there that I owe, so I've built some mini want lists for those people.  Hopefully I can find some other cards on the cheap to sprinkle around the blogosphere. 

5.  Vintage 

I had some good luck at the Baltimore National finding some good vintage for cheap, and I'm hoping to do the same here.  I'll probably pick up a few more cards from some of the sets that are remaining in the tournament. 

There's also the long overdue completion of the '73T set as well, but finding a reasonably priced Schmidt rookie is pretty tough to do...

Looking forward to tomorrow is probably an understatement. 

thanks for reading, Robert


  1. I feel totally stupid and obvious for saying this, but:

    Have fun!

  2. I was there today and did a nice hurting on my collection. I will be back up there on Saturday so I can continue to enjoy the wonders. Have fun and happy hunting.

  3. Break a leg! (that way you won't feel so bad sitting in front of all those boxes...)

  4. I will have to live vicariously through you. A bunch of my collecting buddies are heading out. Enjoy

  5. Good luck! I hope you find some awesomely cheap vintage boxes to help out on #1 and #5.

  6. Good luck. There is a dealer about 3 rows in from the entrance who had a ton of quarter boxes all filled with numbered cards. Not many Topps Gold, but there were literally thousands of colored Bowman cards that should net you some new finds.

    Vintage is everywhere, but I didn't see as many discount vintage tables as I was expecting. Most of the regular vintage dealers from Robert Morris were there though. Happy hunting!

    1. I didn't see this comment until just now, but I did find that dealer you talked about and hit him for $10 worth. His is a table I will hit again tomorrow....