Sunday, June 05, 2022

Better than a blaster [?] - some value box digging

I've kind of focused on attending on the once or twice a month card shows rather than the two times a week one - there might be a bigger two-day card show event coming up where I need to save up, but I couldn't help but pay a visit to see what was up at my local card show / shop for at least a couple of hours.

At the storefront's tables, I dug up 200 quarter cards I was charged $20 for, then meandered around, to re-discover a familiar seller - usually I'd spend a good portion of my time just digging through this person's $0.50 boxes of doom, but didn't see him after I'd done damage already with bulk material.

However, I still had the time to rummage around for a little bit and the following keepers caught my eye - when it came time to show my cards to the seller, the total came out to $15.

1992 Bowman Pedro Martinez #82 [$5] - not a rookie card but one of the better cards of a prospect era Pedro.
2001 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Game Jersey Joe Nuxhall #J-JN [$3] - he's not a Hall of Famer, but he was the youngest ever [15] to play in the big leagues, so that's a little bit of trivia associated with the player.
2022 Topps Series 1 Major League Material Pete Alonso #MLM-PA [$2] - relic cards aren't valued much as a card type, but they might be fun enough keepers for a couple of dollars, especially when it's a hot player featured.
1980 TCMA 1959 Los Angeles Dodgers World Champions Don Drysdale #1980-028 [$1] - I tend to over look oddballs like this one but I flipped it over and it looks like there is actually an MLB logo, so I'll take the odder cards if they are licensed.
1994 Donruss Studio Heritage Collection Don Mattingly #4 [$1] - it's a side mission to make keepers out cards from certain inserts like this one.
2021 Topps Opening Day Mascot Relic Card Mr. Met Mets #MR-MM [$1] - the sentiment may not mean much in reality, but maybe I'm more open to seeking out baseball cards featuring oddball subjects like mascots.
1995 Donruss Dominators Left Field Albert Belle / Barry Bonds / Moises Alou #7 of 9 [$1] - found with ‘Remove Protective Peel’ removed.
Angels material - the team has fallen so far back in just a month, it's hard to see where they go and bounce back from here.

2021 Topps Holiday Walmart Shohei Ohtani #HW80 [$1]
2021 Topps Holiday Walmart Jo Adell RC #HW135 [$1]


Brett Alan said...

Wish I could find a Pete Alonso relic for 2 bucks! Of course I live in the New York area, so I'm probably finding relics at that price which fans in other markets wish they could get.

Joe Nuxhall is still the youngest major league player ever, and probably always will be. It was only because of World War II that he played at that age. After his playing career he was a Reds announcer for many years.

Jon said...

I've thought about buying that Nuxall relic on COMC a couple of different times over the years. I haven't done so yet, but don't think I'd be able to resist getting it if I ever found a reasonably priced copy in person.

The Diamond King said...

Cool Nuxie!

Nick said...

I don't dabble in memorabilia cards much anymore, but that Nuxhall is one of the first in a long time that's actually excited me because I can't imagine he has many jersey cards out there.