Holy cow, did I have a fun time last weekend!
Bowman's Best for a dime apiece? Yes, please!
More shiny cardboard, but this time the boys in blue!
The dime boxes were very good to me. I don't have much in Mike Schmidt department, but I do now.
I have a new found appreciation for the early 80's as of late.
Oh, Topps Gallery, look at what you have become.
Did you know Mel Allen had a baseball card? I grew up watching This Week In Baseball and I still regularly use his catchphrase of "How about that?" I'm choosing to ignore that this is a New York Yankees card.
I've almost purchased a blaster of Panini Contenders numerous times, now that itch has been scratched for about three bucks. Yep, I added about thirty cards to my pile of the brand from the dime box.
Here's the last of my dime box purchases:
Nothing Bundt Cakes and a $25 gift certificate to any dealer's table at the show. (For the record, I split the cake with my wife and it was phenomenal!)
I made a bee line for one of the vintage dealers at the show and bought 30 star cards from the 1980 Topps set. The sticker price of the cards was $31, but he flipped through and said, "How about twenty-five."
Yeah, it was a good morning. By the way, I now have a small 1980 Topps want list up and ready. I still need the Rickey Henderson rookie, but I'll pick up a cheap/dinged copy at some point. The search for the perfect bargain is part of the fun!
I also made it to a brick and mortar shop and bought a brick of 1980 Topps commons from the establishment. Did I mention, I still had the "fun money" my grandfather had given me for Christmas? Yeah, I'm forty years old, and my grandfather still gives me cash to have fun with.
Gosh, I'm spoiled rotten.
So, part of his gift to me was spent on a large stack of 1980 commons and the rest went toward what I consider to be my best purchases of 2018.
This is the last card to complete my run of Topps Ron Santo cards.
Here's a couple of more cards that are almost as old as my grandfather.
I have a mini Stan Hack collection and this is a great addition:
It was a great day for cardboard as I made a huge dent in my 1980 Topps set, purchased bunch of trade bait from the dime boxes, and made some wonderful fuzzy-cornered purchases.
That night my wife and I went out for dinner and drinks with some friends. I topped the day off with a couple of delicious adult beverages from Hala Hahiki, a fun tiki bar.
Good times, great company, and a really fun weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!