This weekend was the last monthly card show at the nearby mall until school starts up in September. I usually only hit a couple of tables when I go, and today was no different. After I bought a few bucks worth of cards from the first table (trade fodder), I stopped at my vintage table. Ray didn't hesitate to tell me that his bargain stacks on the far right hand side of his table were 50% off, since he was looking to clear out some inventory before the summer began.
Had my budget been a lot larger, this post might have gone on for quite some time. But since that isn't the case, I have just a half dozen half off cards that I want to show off. I believe that these six are worth a bit of your time.
Let's start with a couple of 67's
Chatham, Ontario's Fergie Jenkins was one of the first cards I spotted. For $1.50, this was an easy pickup. The '67 Topps set isn't one that I've started getting serious about yet (I only had 86 cards before today), but if I can keep finding deals on cards like this one and the next one I'm going to show off, I may have to pick up the pace a little.
More and more I am enjoying the player combo cards from the late 50's and 60's, and this card is no exception. Anytime you can find a card in nice condition featuring 2 Hall of Famers for $4, you just have to say yes. (Cue the Daniel Bryan chant....)
I really didn't have any intention of picking up some expensive '59 Topps cards today, but these 4 1/2 price cards certainly didn't hurt the wallet...
An unmarked checklist for $2. You betcha!!
A rookie card featuring one third of one of the most famous sets of brothers to ever play the game for $4. Thank you very much!!
An off center card of Mr. Cub for $5? You better believe I couldn't resist. My sets don't have to be perfect, that takes up too much time, and money. This is just fine and dandy for me.
Dinged? Bottom right corner is a bit of a mess, yes indeed. Top right corner, yea that is a bit of a soft spot as well. But when you see a '59 Topps card that "books" for $100 or more on a table, and the asking price is $6, you're a fool if you don't grab it. My mama didn't raise any fools.
For a little over $20, I added 6 pieces to my collection today that I am very happy with. Vintage can be found even if you're on a tight budget. Although it's probably a little easier for me than some other collectors, because I'm not quite as condition sensitive when it comes to putting sets together.
Now if I could only find the '59 Mantle at these prices...
thanks for reading, Robert