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 lot...like 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.