I ventured out of my little card collecting bubble the last two weekends and found two cards shows to attend in the Chicago suburbs. Granted, the main reason for traveling northward was to catch a couple of games at Wrigley, but the Cubs aren't playing real well, so let's focus on the cards!
I found a binder that was labeled "6 for $5". There appeared to be some vintage within. Here's what piqued my interest:
A pair from 1972. If Killebrew would have played in a different market he would have been THE MAN. Gibson was the man, and if you thought otherwise you had better watch out for a high and tight fastball! Man, I wish I had an arm like his when I was pitching!
I love me some Cubs! A smilin' sweet-swinging' Billy Williams from 1973 and dinged up '67 Santo.
Three hall-of-fame pitchers on one card? Heck yeah! Not a baseball card, but I've always wanted one of those Michael Jordan UNC cards from back in the day. Why not?
I also found a milk crate of cards in "super saver" card sleeves. The sign on the milk crate read, "5 for $1". Cool. Here's my five:
A Deckle Edge McCovey... and not one of those from 2012 Topps Archives. Sweet find!
A 1975 Boooooooog! What an awesome shot!
Last but not least, my first dime box! I was really happy to find this little treasure, because there were only seven dealers at this particular show and I had some time to kill before making my trek to Wrigley. I found 40 cards! Four whole dollars! I won't bore you with all of them, but I show off my favorite ten. Be prepared for a bunch of Hall of Famers and one Cub!
A pair of Orioles! An '82 Topps In Action and an '84 Ralston Purina Eddie Murray:
One of these is not like the other" playing through my head. Nine current or future members of Cooperstown and one 2004 Bowman Heritage card of Matt Clement.
Others of note: I found a '90 Ken Griffey, Jr. Donruss card. Not his rookie, but his second issued card. 10 cents for arguably the best player of the 90's? Were cards that over produced during the junk wax era? My, oh my.
I wonder how Nick, from Dime Boxes, would rate my haul. I think I did pretty well for a dime box rookie!