Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dime Box Buy - 1988 Classic Blue #244 Jay Buhner

BONES!

1988 Classic Blue #244 Jay Buhner
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30 Day Card Challenge - Day 11

Today's card is one of my favorites from the 1970s.



This is a bit of a "dead" era for the items I collect.  There aren't any IndyCar related items from the 70s.  There weren't many former Mountaineers in the NFL.  I thought about the cards that I might have and nothing stood out.  So, I've chosen a card that I once had, but don't anymore.

The 1971 Topps baseball set is one of my favorite designs ever.  As a teenager, I was actually able to put about a third of the set together.  Eventually I sold it off, which is one of the bigger regrets of my hobby history.  I'm no Yankees fan, but this was probably my favorite card from my favorite set of the 1970s, so it's today's winner.

1971 Topps Thurman Munson #5 (photo via COMC)
This is the one card that reminds me how significant the vintage card boom has become.  When I bought this, I recall that high Beckett value was $25.  It was one of the more valuable cards I had in my collection.  Today's high Beckett vaule, just 20 years later, is $125.  Perhaps I will have to add one of these back to my collection someday.

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about six months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Dime Box Buy - 2007 Topps Chrome Refractors #36 Moises Alou

This one is headed to Jason!

2007 Topps Chrome Refractors #36 Moises Alou
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dime Box Buy - 1975 Topps #57 Dave Johnson

If you've been reading my posts, you know how much I enjoy vintage in dime boxes.  I buy them all!

1975 Topps #57 Dave Johnson
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Gypsies & Mountaineers

I received an unexpected bubble mailer from Joey at the Dub Mentality blog this week.  It looks like he actually read my "TRADE ME YOUR 2017 GYPSY QUEEN!" post and I'm grateful for that.  He was just the second one that replied to it.


I still need to get everything in order and update my needs list.  I'm sure that I will need some of these!

Joey also included some Mountaineers!


I can't lie.  I'm always going to wonder what could have been with Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey.  I expected so much more from that team.  It hurts when your defense gives up 40 a game, though.

My favorite card from the envelope was one of a Mountaineer that I think many will forget in time.  Charles Sims was a grad transfer and played just one season as a Mountaineer.  He's not going to be at the top of any statistical lists, but he was a dynamic player and the most important piece of the offense in his one season in Morgantown.


Thank you for the goodies, Joey!  I promise to give them a good home.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Two Card Shows, a Podcast and a Card

Today was a full day.  I hit up two card shows and made it home in time to see most of today's Indianapolis 500 qualifications.  It was a good day and I only bought one card.

I started out the day at the Beckett Media Card Show.  It was one of the FOUR card shows in the Fort Worth/Dallas area today.  I didn't count, but there were probably ten sellers, none of which I'd ever seen at any of our local shows.  I'm not complaining, as that means new product.  All the local shows are great, but it's the same sellers and same product in general.

The Beckett show was centered around on-site authentication from Beckett Authentication and on-site Beckett Grading service.  I met Marlin, who drove down from Kansas City to take advantage of the on-site services.  I've conversed with him online and he's also in the same Beckett Fantasy Baseball League that I'm in.  If you don't follow him on Twitter, click on his name above and give him a follow.  Marlin gave me a gift as a thank you for being the only team that he's beaten this season.

Thanks, SpartyHawk Cache!  
I sat down with Eric from Beckett radio and did an almost 30-minute segment with him.  We chatted about wrestling, ePack, collectors that complain about every and some other random topics.  It wasn't my first (or second) time on the show and I hope that it won't be my last.  The link is below for you to listen in.  You also should follow them on iTunes and listen to the weekly show, if I do say so myself.





I only made one purchase at the show and it wasn't a card.  I picked up the latest Beckett Vintage Collector.  It's my favorite magazine in the Beckett family.  There is some pricing in the magazine, but it's much heavier on articles, which I like.  I've learned about many sets that I knew little about since the first issue.


I stayed at the show MUCH later than I wanted to.  When I got to my car I took a look and found that Indianapolis 500 qualifications weren't going to begin (due to weather in Indianapolis) until 3 p.m.  I decided to stop off at the weekly card show at Duane's Sports Cards on the way back since it's close to home, and Roger Neufeldt was set up and selling.  I only picked myself up one card.  It wasn't from Roger, or vintage.  I paid only a buck for it, but I was thrilled to find it.  It's the kind of card that if it's on COMC, some douche canoe is going to want $25 for it.

1995 Upper Deck Electric Diamond Gold #390 Will Clark
I opened a bit of this product in 1995 and never got any of the golds.  I have one now!

If you're local, I recommend that you give this show a try, or a second one.  They've moved some things around and there is certainly from fresh product there and it looks a lot more full.  I know that I need to go back soon and start digging to work on others' want lists.  I may or may not have picked up a few cards today for others, but you'll never know.

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about six months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!

Dime Box Buy - 1988 Classic Blue #201 Eric Davis/Dale Murphy

Another one for the PC!

1988 Classic Blue #201 Eric Davis/Dale Murphy
If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about six months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!