Thursday, June 29, 2017

Old Acquisitions from a New Show

Not that the area really needs ANOTHER card show, but the new Fort Worth Card Show held it's first event earlier this month.  I stopped in to support the show and walked away with a few items.

There weren't too many sellers and it was a small room, but I was VERY impressed with the amount of people attending in the short amount of time I was there.  The next show will have more sellers.  Likely due to being in a different part of the metroplex, most of the attendees were folks that I did not recognize and I'm excited to see the show grow.

I only bought from two of the sellers.  My first handful of pickups were from Rich.

1994 Ted Williams Dan Gardiner Collection #DG9 Checklist
I picked this card up because of Michael Jordan in a Barons uniform.  I own a few of his cards in Barons or White Sox uniforms.  I don't own one basketball card of him.  I was born in Birmingham and have attended a few games as a kid when I'd visit town for the summer.

1995 Upper Deck Minors Michael Jordan One On One #9 Michael Jordan '94 Autumn

1995 Upper Deck Minors Michael Jordan One On One #7 Michael Jordan '94 Season

1995 Upper Deck Minors Michael Jordan One On One #8 Michael Jordan First Homer
I wasn't paying attention and ended up with two copies of this card.  If I was going to make that error, I'm glad that it was on this card.  I was in the stands when Jordan hit his first home run.

1994 Upper Deck Minors #MJ23 Michael Jordan
The final card that I picked up was for the wifey's Dallas Stars binder.  As much as it pains me, Derian Hatcher was one of her favorite players.  Sometimes in life we just bite our toungues!
1994-95 Upper Deck #127 Derian Hatcher
The only other cards I picked up were from the show promoter's table.  A couple of them follow the above trend...

1995 Collector's Choice #500 Michael Jordan

1995 Collector's Choice Silver Signature #500 Michael Jordan

The final purchase was a set that I had a few cards from already and planned to complete.  At the price he was asking, I just bought the set so that I needed to give it no more thought.  




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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dime Box Buy: 2013 Topps Chrome X-Fractors #25 Hyun-Jin Ryu

I thought my scanner was bad when I saw this one.  Then I looked at scans of other X-Fractors on Sports Card Forum and many were about the same.  I learned today that X-Fractors just do not scan well.

2013 Topps Chrome X-Fractors #25 Hyun-Jin Ryu

2013 Topps Chrome X-Fractors #25 Hyun-Jin Ryu (back)

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COMC Mail - 2016-17 Upper Deck Compendium Chicago Blackhawks Series 2

Since I put the series 1 set together, I figured I should do the same with series 2.  I haven't decided on series 3 yet.  If you're not up on Compendium, it takes 50 of the base cards to combine up to a red.  I have a hard time believing there are more than a handful or so team sets out there.

2016-17 Compendium Red #354 Artemi Panarin
 Artemi Panarin is no longer with the Chicago Blackhawks.
2016-17 Compendium Red #355 Niklas Hjalmarsson 
Niklas Hjalmarsson is no longer with the Chicago Blackhawks.
2016-17 Compendium Red #356 Corey Crawford


2016-17 Compendium Red #357 Ryan Hartman

2016-17 Compendium Red #358 Kyle Baun

2016-17 Compendium Red #359 Marian Hossa
Marian Hossa will not play for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2017-18.

2016-17 Compendium Red #360 Duncan Keith

2016-17 Compendium Red #361 Viktor Svedberg

2016-17 Compendium Red #362 Vincent Hinostroza

2016-17 Compendium Red #589 Mark McNeill
Mark McNeill is no longer with the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dime Box Buy: 1987 Mother's Cookies Texas Rangers #8 Tom Paciorek

As a man who is younger than Tom Paciorek was in this picture, and has shaved my head for more than a decade, I am jealous of that mane atop his head.

1987 Mother's Cookies Texas Rangers #8 Tom Paciorek

1987 Mother's Cookies Texas Rangers #8 Tom Paciorek (back)
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COMC Mail - Young Guns

On an earlier post, I showed the Stephen Johns Gold Foil Rainbow Young Guns.  There were other Young Guns in the shipment.


Yes, I picked up this many Stephen Johns Young Guns.  As cheaply as they can be had on COMC, I can (hopefully) sell them at shows and make a few bucks.

2016-17 Upper Deck Exclusives #481 Stephen Johns
On the Upper Deck ePack site, I got a hard-to-find, and desirable, card.  I sent everyone that had a Johns Exclusives an offer for it and one trader took it!

2016-17 Upper Deck Silver Foil #481 Stephen Johns
This was a card that I "made" by combining five Young Guns cards.  Most of the silvers I combined into golds, but I needed one copy of this.
2016-17 Upper Deck #225 Jesse Puljujarvi
Jesse Puljujarvi is a card that was very desirable on ePack, but I didn't feel people were offering enough to get from me.  So, I elected to send him home.
2016-17 Upper Deck #451 Patrik Laine
If you're not going to get an Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine is probably the card you want to pull.  There was no reason for me to attempt trading this on ePack, because I didn't want to trade down.  I already had two Auston Matthews Young Guns, so I didn't need to trade up.  

I love ePack.  

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Dime Box Buy: 1992 Megacards Babe Ruth #15 Wins American League MVP 1923

It's a Babe Ruth card for a dime.  Why pass on that?

1992 Megacards Ruth #15 Wins American League MVP 1923

1992 Megacards Ruth #15 Wins American League MVP 1923 (back)
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2017 Topps Series 2 Box Break with Baseball Every Night

Peter at Baseball Every Night did a box break of 2017 Topps Series 2.  I didn't jump in immediately but with only a few spots left the Rangers were still unclaimed so I jumped in.  They're my local team so I figured worst case I could throw them into the quarter box for the next time I show up at a card show.  Most vendors ask 50 cents for current season cards, so I will undercut them.  MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!



I didn't end up with the box hit, but the Ivan Rodriguez buyback is pretty solid.  Pudge is not forgotten and well-loved by the Rangers fans.

Thanks for the break, Peter!  I will probably get in on these if you have any more.

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 seven months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!