At this last show I went to, I was hoping to get a chance to work on the '2 for $1' box I didn't quite know what to make of the Saturday before last - go figure as I'm trying to glance at where the seller might be at this particular card show date, the table wasn't there, so that threw me for a loop.
The other person who I actually consider my 'go to guy' with the quarter bins of doom hasn't actually been there the past couple of weeks - he might be set up at another weekend show and on YouTube, I actually did see his table set up at a different, unfamiliar spot a month ago.
I got to another table and while his assorted vintage display box might have been promising for a hot minute the first time I saw it - mostly it was stuffed with off-condition cards with just a small number of notable players' cards priced to sit in those boxes for a while.
As much as I want to make some impulse buys off that old school display - there maybe no cards of interest to really build a 'take home' stack on.
I asked for his 1970s-1980s box of commons and started to dig around, pulling the most random cards - I felt like this just wasn't it where if this scrap brick of cards I was building was my bulk purchases of the day, then something didn't go right when I was looking to dwell on my priority tables.
I rounded up 130 random cards even though I was worried that I was going to past what I was willing to pay for what I was finding - it was weird seeing old-school 1970s through early 1980s cards of guys who played through the late 1980s and even the early 1990s.