Saturday, February 11, 2017

2015 Panini Americana - Complete!

I ended up buying a few more packs at Dollar Tree and finally pulled the last card I needed.

I still have plenty of dupes if anybody else is interested in taking a stab at completing this set.

Friday, February 10, 2017

I'm Still Here (Part 3)

This is the last post about the most recent card show I went to. You can read the previous two posts here and here.

There's usually about twenty or so dealers at each month's show and I will generally only buy from three or four of the dealers that are there. This time was no different. The last table I stopped at was where I spent the most money. I've bought from him before as he will usually have stuff I haven't seen in a long time. He sets up on a few tables and he had a few dimeboxes on the first table which of course I looked through.

First I picked up all of the 1976 Topps he had.

Now I am about to say something that has never been said before:

Here's a Pro Set card that I've always wanted.

I'm pretty sure I'm the first person to put those words in that particular order. 

Right next to the dimeboxes were all kinds of various sets that were a dollar a piece. There were a bunch of eleven and twelve cards sets of players that were made by The Star Co. in the late 80's and early 90's. I like these sets and picked up a bunch.

 Steve Avery

Barry Bonds (at least for the first card...)

...then he's Bobby Bonds for the rest of the set.

Jose CONseco

Albert Belle

David Cone

Tony Gwynn

David Justice

 Don Mattingly & Mike Schmidt

...and Mike Schmidt all his lonesome.

This was apparently also the only set that was worthy of the "limited edition" tag,

I was also able to find this 1992 Toronto Blue Jays 10th Anniversary Fire Safety Card Set.

There are thirty-six cards in the set...

...with the card numbers corresponding to the number the player wore. Each card also had a fire safety tip on the back.

The last two sets I picked up were the twenty card 1989 J.J. Nissen set...

...and the fifty card 1991 Upper Deck Domino's Pizza Quarterback Challenge set...which made buying that Bob Griese card earlier in the day kind of pointless.

I will tell you that no Patriots quarterbacks were featured in this set...probably because you had a choice of either Marc Wilson or Tommy Hodson (and they were a combined 0 - 12). You may be tired of the Patriots always winning, but growing up I was tired of them always losing.

But this was my "score" of the day.

A box of 2001 Topps XFL cards! I haven't seen these...well since 2001.

I didn't get to see much of the XFL season, but I had bought a few packs of the cards back then and really liked the set. I'm still opening the box but I've had a pretty decent hit so far.

This would have been quite the pull about fifteen years ago.

I ended up getting everything at this table for twenty-five dollars. At the three tables, I spent more than double my budget this time around, but to me it was well worth it.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I'm Still Here (Part 2)

This is the second post about the last card show I went to. You can read the first post here.

One of my guilty pleasures...the Monkees. I loved the show when I was a kid and I've always enjoyed the music. So when I got to the next table and saw these...

Four cards from the 1966 Donruss Monkees set...

...and ten from the 1967 set.

He wanted a dollar a piece for these cards...and that can add up very quickly. Ultimately he ended up selling them all to me for twelve dollars.

I did purchase one more item from his table.

The complete twenty-two card 1977-78 Topps Hockey glossy insert set. Once I had gotten these home and started looking at them they weren't as I remembered them.

This is how I remember them. All of the ones I pulled from packs back then had the rounded corners. What I didn't know was that they also were available with square corners...which is what I bought from the dealer. He sold me the set for 5 bucks.

So now I'm already well past my normal budget of twenty dollars and I still have one more table to post about!