Monday, June 15, 2015

Putting In My Ten Cents

I made it to the local card show yesterday, and I don't think that there are anymore in my area until almost the end of summer. There was barely anybody there (dealers and customers), so I didn't have to wait for a space to browse at any tables, but I hope that doesn't mean that the shows will become even less frequent. As usual, I was looking for bargains and only bought from two tables. I ended up spending $23 and not one card was more than ten cents.

Here's the stack from the first table:

The first table had some cards from 2015 Heritage and Bowman. I haven't really bought a lot of either, so I'm not at the point where I'm looking for singles. I am at that point for Topps Series 1 and Topps Opening Day. There wasn't any Opening Day singles, and only one card that I needed from Series 1.

It was all oddballs after that.

Let's start with Ken Hrbek from the 1983 Kellogg's 3-D Super Stars set...

...and Carney Lansford from 1988 Starting Lineup Talking Baseball.

Next was a 1986 Drake's Big Hitters Mike Schmidt.

Scanning through a dimebox of assorted cards, I found some (twenty-four) cards from the 1983 Topps All-Star Set.

There was also a box of just Red Sox cards. I rifled through it and found this almost immediately.

An eleven card set featuring Wade Boggs. Titled the "Boston Hitman", this was released in 1988 by The Star Company.

Cards that have rounded corners stick out like a sore thumb, so the minute I saw these I grabbed them. At the time I had no idea what they were, but they were Red Sox, and they were oddballs.

Turns out they are from the 1986 Broder Boston Red Sox Photo Cards set. It was released in two series, with eighteen cards in each series. These nine are from the first series and they are:

5 - Marc Sullivan
7 - Al Nipper
11 - Steve Curry
12 - Marty Barrett
13 - Dave Henderson
14 - Jody Reed
15 - Kevin Romine
16 - Pat Dodson
17 - Mike Rochford

 These nine were from the second series:

24 - Tom Bolton
25 - Joe Sambito
26 - Laschelle Tarver
27 - Calvin Schiraldi
28 - John Marzano
30 - Eddie Romero
31 - Steve Crawford
32 - Danny Sheaffer
34 - Todd Benzinger

You may notice the absence of many of the "stars" of the set. Oh well.

The mere sight of more rounded cards led me to pick up these nine from the 1987 Press Box Collectors Choices of the 1980's set. Apparently this company released several unlicensed sets in 1987, this one being thirty-six cards. I'm pretty sure I have a few of this set already and I think the Joyner might even be a dupe.

The last of my acquisitions from this table were eleven cards from a sixty card set released in 1987 by Indiana Blue Sox Inc.

(Although now that I'm doing more research into these cards, it looks like all of the rounded cards may all be Broder cards.)

That's a lot of cards for one post, and I still haven't shown you what I bought at the other table!


  1. I always love me some oddballs, especially for mere dimes a piece. Looking forward to seeing what the other table had in store!

  2. I've never seen that Larkin before!