With only about 2 hours to spend at the show last night, I didn't have the time to go through all the tables as thoroughly as I would have liked. With the sea of vintage that was at the show, I could have had a field day with more time, and money....
But in the end, I didn't fare too badly.
'68T wasn't high on my priority list yesterday, but the first table I hit had these for a $1 apiece.
I will admit that I didn't look long and hard for the 2014/2015 Topps needs on my list, but I only saw 1 table that had a decent display of modern cards. What's worse, I only found 5 of the 8 cards I needed to finish the 2015 set, and didn't find any 2014's. I guess it's time for Sportlots to finish the job.
At that same table, the dealer had a large amount of GQ on display as well, including a box of inserts and a box of minis. When I saw "The Queens Throwbacks" cards that you see here, I was impressed. If I had to complete one insert set this year, this would be it. At a quarter apiece, I couldn't resist picking up a few of these.
I did also pick up a few jersey cards here and there, but they are for other bloggers, so I'll keep them a surprise until they get sent out.
The main focus wound up being the '64 Topps set yesterday. I knocked a dozen cards off of that want list, which was more than I expected.
I don't think I've ever seen the '64 Yankees team card before yesterday. I knew that it was expensive, so when I saw this copy for $7, I snapped it up quickly. The Pirates team card here in western PA is usually overpriced, so when I saw it priced at $3, I didn't think twice and added that to the pile.
An unmarked 7th series checklist and a Casey Stengel card for $2 apiece. Easy pickins.
I found the Glen Hobbie and the Phillies Rookie Stars card at the first table for a $1 apiece, too bad I couldn't find any more high numbers at that price!! The other 4 cards were $2 each. For high numbers, I was happy to find them so cheap.
I'm down to just 62 cards to finish the '64 set, a very attainable number in my mind. My goal is to finish this set by the end of 2015, but in order to do so, I will likely have to hit one more big show in order to find some good deals on the cards that I still need.
I'm guessing a trip to Chicago just might be in order...
thanks for reading, Robert