Sunday, June 25, 2023
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
From what I may have overheard and assumed, with the son going to school, the pair ends up spacing out in their card show selling appearances - until the son has the free time to help out.
I've looked forward to seeing what they might tease in their value boxes when they've shown up - maybe due to rising costs all around, maybe their cheap stuff was mostly $2 boxes and up, where it was mainly dollar bin set ups through the past two years.
Because I was trying to rummage for keepers out of the $2 boxes in a limited amount of time, I didn't even realize they did have a dollar box - which seemed otherwise hidden or out of view.
The card may not be a true pre-rookie issue, but likely from a smaller set - producted during his rookie season in 1986 to capitalize on his Wally World fame.
I grabbed the magazine insert card of Kirk Gibson because it's a little different than his mainstream junk wax era issues - even though it could be easily a card probably weeded out at the final stage of my rummage, I'll give myself a high five for making it a keeper.
These basic cards are unlicensed, but are relatively nice looking - where singles of notable players might be keepers as a complement to same-year or same-era Topps cards.
Monday, June 12, 2023
At a particular show I go to, maybe the vibe gets disorienting where the bumper to bumper foot traffic makes it hard to move around, especially with the aisles so narrow - maybe it's just business, where the promoter tends to overbook the rooom, but with the scattered tables jumbling together, it’s hard to find a landing spot to really start rummaging.
Go figure, at least a couple sellers I might have anticipated showing up are not there this time around - I didn’t know if I was going to be able to spot and count on the familiar sellers that have had me going in a routine of sorts.
As is, I ended up at a familiar seller's table and a there was a portion where his non-showcase cards were two for $1 and then a portion where it was priced as is marked or $2 for anything unmarked - I ended up being charged $10 for the following, where the top loaded cards were $2 each and the rest below were the '2 for $1' cards.
Wednesday, June 07, 2023
I also liked the careful means to ship my claims - as well as the shiny cracked ice Cal Ripken Jr. parallel he sent as an extra.