Saturday, November 13, 2021

It's Not Always About The Hits II

Hello everybody! Hope everyone is doing well and not letting the impending holidays stress you out too much.

Card-wise I have decided to stop attending shows. I went to a few in the beginning of the year and quickly realized if you're not into graded basketball cards you can skip about 80% of the tables. If you're not into graded anything, bump that number up to about 95%. Wax is still too expensive...I find it funny that boxes of junk wax that a couple of years ago you would be upset to have someone try to give to you for FREE are now trying to be sold at $60. There are a few tables that have dimeboxes but there are already people at each table and I don't feel like waiting around because if they are anything like me they will be there for a while. I might try again next year and see if anything is different.

And who is grading packs of 1989 Topps? $49.00 for a PSA9 unopened wax pack of 1989 Topps on Baseball Card Exchange. For the life of me I have no idea why you would buy this. What's the point of severely overpaying for something if it's embarrassing to brag about it? 

Fortunately in the midst of overpriced stuff I can still find things I can use without paying a boxes of commons. My LCS will sometimes have 1500 count boxes for 10 bucks. 1500 cards and a 1500 ct box to store them in...such a deal.

Let's see what's inside this time.

2020 Topps Allen & Ginter - 70 cards.

2019 Topps Archives - 80 cards.

2015 Topps Series 1 - 147 cards.

1993 Classic 4 Sport - 45 cards.

2006 Flair Showcase - 9 cards.

2019 Topps Series 1 - 256 cards.

2019 Donruss Optic - 7 cards.

2018 Topps Update  - 235 cards.

2008 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects Baseball Prospect Set Gold Parallels - 4 cards.

(This long winded name was apparently needed to differentiate it from the 2008 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects set which looks completely different.)

2008 Upper Deck Series 1 1969 O-Pee-Chee Inserts - 30 cards.

These were only found in Series 1 Hobby packs falling at the rate of 4 per Hobby box.

1993 Upper Deck - 193 cards.

1993 Classic Four Sport - 32 cards.

2019 Topps Archives - 42 cards.

2020 Panini Diamond Kings  - 212 cards.

Included in that were 7 All - Time Diamond King Inserts...

1 DK 206 Insert..

...and a One of One Joe McCarthy Masterpiece Parallel.

2019 Topps Gallery - 156 cards.

So has anyone else attended shows and found the same thing...or are shows (if you have any) different in your neighborhood?

Thanks for reading!



  1. That seems like a pretty reasonable price for what you got--nice mix of old and new!

  2. That Verlander card is ridiculous. I'd totally jump on a deal like this.

  3. Nice find on the McCarthy! I'd totally buy something like this - just the fun of going through all those cards would be worth the $15 to me.

  4. I doubt I'd take a chance on something like this, but can certainly see why others would. It's pretty cool too that your shop has things like this available, as this is the sort of thing that would be really great for a young/new collector.

  5. $10 for 1500 cards? That's awesome, especially with a HOF 1/1.