Saturday, June 25, 2011
new (card show) pickups
I hesitate to call it a card show, since it is usually just one guy. Once a month, there are a few tables set up at the local mall for a memorabilia show. There's typically only 3 guys...the card guy, the jersey guy, and the plaque guy. This time, however, there were three card guys...ish. The regular guy was there, and I picked up most of my cards from him, but, yet again, I didn't have my want lists with me, so it just ended up being PC guys. I didn't buy anything from guy #2 because he had 1 5000 count box with no prices at all and one showcase with nothing good. Guy #3...ish...had a 1000 count box of junk, a 60% off box (book value I assume), a 5000 count box of 10-cent crap and a box of "vintage" behind the table. I ended up getting 2 cards from him for 50 cents. He tried to sell me a 1959 Don Drysdale that had paper loss from the picture circle, severely rounded corners, and a crease down the middle. I've got nothing against bad condition cards, but listen to his selling pitch: "This '59 Drysdale is a $100 card, but I'd go $15 for it." I think, by definition, if he will sell the card for $15, that makes it a $15 card. However, this card was not a $15 card. It was a $1-box card. Anyway, I digress. Back to the cards I did get. All of these for $4 wasn't bad for the day.