I hit the monthly card show this past Saturday, something I hadn't done in 3 months (yikes) and it certainly felt like I was overdue. I don't know if it's good or bad when your wife actually reminds you that the show is approaching.
While I spent just over 2 weeks worth of my card budget (don't worry, I'm still playing catch up), the haul wasn't quite as big quantity wise. Quality wise? Well I'll leave you to be the judge.
I've been in a hockey buying mood for the past few weeks, and I was able to pick up a few more additions to my hockey card collection.
Here and there I'll pick up a card or two from the 83-84 OPC set. I've got about 1/3 of it complete, and this Jari Kurri card for 1/2 book was an easy purchase.
There was a dealer there that I hadn't seen before, and he had boxes of cards at 3/$5. I bought $20 worth from him, including this Shayne Corson relic from 2002-03 Pacific Adrenaline. I don't have a whole lot of Leaf jersey or auto cards in my collection, so this was another easy purchase.
In contrast, I do have quite a few Blue Jays relics, and this Carlos Delgado r-class jersey card from 2004 Upper Deck will allow me to add one more card to the Just the Hits page, which I haven't done in just over 3 months.
A couple of more rare Blue Jays cards were also found at the 3/$5 table. The Jason Frasor is actually my first copper parallel from the 2010 Topps set. I was surprised to find that out. The Goins is the 4th yellow parallel that I own from the '14 set, leaving me with 10 remaining to complete the Jays team set.
Maybe when I sit down to go through my entire Jays collection, I'll find a couple more...
Thrilling, yes?? My vintage dealer was in his usual spot, in the back corner of the room (or the front corner depending on which door you come in). This Billy Pierce card was just one of 13 '59 Topps cards I picked up.
I finally bought the John Blanchard card, which is one of the few rookie stars cards that I needed to finish off that subset. I think I may have found the best name ever for a baseball player, Vito Valentinetti. How many people do you know that have the initials VV?
Most of these were commons of the 1 and 2 dollar variety, so by the time I carried these 13 cards to the dealer, I had spent $27. So for another $18, I decided to knock another couple of cards off of the '64 set.
The dealer had a couple of other '64s on my want list, but they were poorly centered and priced a little too high for their condition.
The '64 list is now down to 18 cards, and with 15 weeks left to go in the year, I'll have to see if I can find the rest of the cards I need before the calendar turns over to 2017. You can better believe that there will be a post showing off every card if I manage that feat.
In the meantime, I'm just happy enough to be posting on here a little bit more often. I'll try to keep it going..
thanks for reading, Robert