My back has been pretty sore the last couple of days, so I delayed writing this post until this afternoon so I could spend some time in my office chair without wincing too much in pain.
The other day I showed off the Saturday card show goodies (Earl Campbell RC and others), but I think I did a lot better on Sunday.
A lot of that feeling comes to some card show math that I enjoy experiencing when I hit the right table. Case in point.
These were all listed for a dollar. Del Unser RC. '78 Walter Payton rushing leaders. Hal McRae RC. 7 x $1= $7
These 3 were $2 apiece. Earl Campbell's 79 Topps record breaker card to go along with the Rookie I bought on Saturday. The '71 HR leaders card was needed and for $2 was gladly added to the pile. The '69 Bunning wasn't the only Bunning in the pile.
3 x $2= $6 Now a running total of $13
This 6 pack was $3 apiece. Amazing that I found a '59 Topps high number card of Ken Boyer for just $3! The top of Bunning's 59 Topps card was cut off on the scan, but it was a nice add for the price. I saw the '75 O. J. Simpson card, realized that I don't own any of his cards, so it went in the pile.
6 x $3= $18. Running total of $31
Anything of Ted Williams in this decent shape for $5 is certainly worth it. It's even better when I needed it for the '69 Topps set.
Total is now $36.
I handed the stack to the dealer, and started looking inside his display case to see if there was anything there that was reasonably priced that I could add to the half dozen vintage sets I'm working on.
I saw this card...
I figured to myself, if the price was right, then I'd add this card to the pile and call it a day. It was listed at $20 in the case.
Dealer gave me back the stack and said
Instantly I said, "I'll take the '59 Whitey Ford as well."
$40 spent, I was happy and quickly called it a day. I didn't think I could do any better and my back was also telling me to go home.
You gotta love the card show math.
Enjoy the hobby!!