Today was the first trip to the monthly card show down here in the south. When I visit regular card shows for the first time, I usually go just to scope it out and see what kind of selection there is.
To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised. I would say that there was roughly 20 vendors there (not bad), and the selection was a little better than I expected.
To say that I was shocked to find hockey at a South Florida would be an understatement.
Finding a Maple Leafs 1971-72 OPC logo card shocked me even more. Only paying a buck for it was even better!
The long lost quest to complete the 1973 Topps set actually took one step forward today. I found this Hank Aaron all time total bases leader card for $5
All my purchases wound up at just one table, which will probably be a regular haunt for me. This dealer had quite the vintage selection, similar to the vendor I frequented at the monthly shows in Pennsylvania. The other five cards that I bought today were from the '59 Topps set, including card # 462 of Rocky Colavito.
This Colavito, along with the other 4 cards bring me to just over 3/8's of the '59 set. I saw an off center Stan Musial for $25 today, but passed on it. $25 is actually all that I spent today, buying just 9 cards.
I saw enough today to know that I'll probably attend the show on a regular basis. Next time, I think I'll bring a list...
Thanks for reading, Robert