Thursday, May 22, 2014

Card Show Monster Box Update

I'm about half way sorting through the box I got at from a recent card show that I went to. You can read that post here.

The dealer that sold it to me said it was full of stars and not commons, and so far it has been. As of this writing, the cards range from 1982 to 2013. Here is the top view or the cards sorted by year. As you can see, much to my wife's delight dismay, I have taken over the coffee table.

I was standing on my couch when I took this blurry photo, and went I stepped down onto the floor, I banged my knee pretty hard of the lip of the coffee table.

This is a better shot and you can see how much more cards from 2009 there is as opposed to the rest of the years.

If you like cards of Mike Piazza, Ken Griffey Jr., Mo Vaughn, Vladimer Guerrero, Ozzie Smith and Frank Thomas, this is the kind of box for you. If you are a Todd Helton collector, you would be in heaven.

Surprisingly, there is not a lot of junk wax cards. 2006 - 2009 is well represented in this box as is late 1990's releases. So there is a lot of cards in this box that I don't have, and it even has a few oddball cards mixed in.

Here's the oldest card so far:

One from the overproduced 1982 Kmart 20th Anniversary set.

 Card with the most dupes?

2000 Topps Finest Todd Helton. A whopping seven of them so far.

Here are some quick highlights of what the first half of the box had to offer.

1983 TCMA Buster Adams.

I thought it was amusing that his 1944 stats are insignificant because he was a


1988 Pacific Duke Snider. A very cool set.

I though this Jose Canseco card was amusing because he is missing his right foot.


1993 Bleachers Promo Ryne Sandberg. From the write-up on the back of this card it sounds like that each picture on this card had it's own 23KT gold border card for a total of three in the set.

1994/95 Sports Stars USA Juna Gonzalez. A quick search of this card turned up nothing. Oh well, it must be very rare! (That is sarcasm, by the way.)

This one is pretty cool. It's a little heavier than a normal card...

...and it's a promo! There are seventy-seven in this "promo" set! I also have Michael Tucker, so I need seventy-five more!

For some reason I like this set. So far there has been eleven cards in the box. Very colorful and very shiny.

Less represented but equally as cool is the 2000 UD Ionix set. The football release hooked me on this. It's kind of busy, but I like it.

I like this just because he's in a Devil Rays uniform.

There's only been three of these cards in the box (2001 Upper Deck Legends), but just from this I can tell it's a cool set.

Another set I really like is this one (2002 Upper Deck Piece of History), and I'm pretty sure I need this card. I haven't seen anything from this set in quite awhile, and unfortunately this is the only card I've found in the box.

I love minor league cards, so it's cool to see a few of the 2011 Topps Heritage Minor League set.

One of the more recent sets represented in this box is last years Panini Prizm set. So far there has been sixteen cards, including two of the Fernando you see above.

I've still got the other half of the box to go, and I'll post an update when I finish going through it. Hopefully it's as much fun as the first half.


  1. Looks like you did well. Glad you didn't get any junk wax.

  2. That is quite a box, great stuff.

  3. Did you get some Sox for your collection

    1. That's the one complaint I have. NO RED SOX!