I did my normal loop around the room to get a feel for where the deals were and then I dove in. My first purchase, for a shiny quarter, was the '84 Dale Murphy shown below, one of the last six cards I need. I'm working on a trade which will land me the last five cards for my 1984 Topps set. Woo-Hoo! Three cheers for the blogosphere!
I found a dealer who had a big plastic box full of team sets & the like and it was all priced at a dollar each. I snagged a couple interesting ones that I thought others might like as well as the 1990 Fleer League Standouts insert set (6 cards) and the 1992 Upper Deck Scouting Report insert set (24 cards). I chose the six below because they represent the best players and/or the best pictures. Denny Neagle has quite a mop under his hat!
Don't get me wrong, I'm a Cubs fan. BUT, I have much respect for Bob Gibson. In 1968 he was an All-Star and he won the gold glove, Cy Young and MVP awards. His ERA was 1.12. (Folks, that's not a typo... 1.12!) A couple bucks for a 1969 Deckle Edge Gibby? Yes, please!
My summer plans are starting to fill up and I guess I might have a chance to meet George Brett at Kauffman Stadium. So, I had to pick up a card that would good with an in-person autograph on it. We'll see what happens come June.
Those three words don't do much by themselves, but when you string them together... oh man! I found the Eddie Mathews card for a few bucks in a discounted vintage bin. Mmmmm... cheap vintage. Obviously, Eddie wasn't my only vintage purchase, but the rest are already earmarked for trade packages.
Speaking of vintage...
The last dealer I visited consistently had a crowd around his three tables. It's not that he had much of anything different than the rest, but he was laughing, smiling, joking, and apparently cutting people deals. I closed my QC show experience with his table, and I was happy that I did.
Gambling and baseball cards with a Let's Make a Deal twist? Oh, the options! How could I not play?
Well, I rolled an 11, which actually is pretty low total for six dice, but the card was a Matt Forte game used jersey. I'm a Bears fan, but I haven't purchased any football cards in over twenty years, so I took my grab bag with MJ and Harry Caray on the front.
Let's take a look at the cards from the grab bag, which will be going into the trade bin! (There were twenty-six cards total, four are not pictured.)
I'm off to sort the cards from today's show and prep some trade packages. Thanks for stopping by today!