These oddballs however don't fit that description, but that doesn't make them any less exciting to find. At a quarter a piece, there was no way I was leaving these in those boxes. I'm going to put some effort into completing the Deckle edge set once I finish up the '68 Game set. In fact, I've already got a pretty great start. After adding this one, I only need 8 more to finish the set. Unfortunately, I've got some big names in those 8. I'll post my set needs at some point in the near future.
Let's move on to some cards that I never knew existed. Of these six, three were completely new to me. There was also one that I had never seen in person, only online. I have several cards from the Purina set, but it was awesome to find this Rickey mixed into those stacks. I've also got a few of the SP Holoview inserts. These take me back to my younger collecting days. I loved these, but always had to admire them from afar since back then they were all pretty pricey. Fortunately, these are largely forgotten in the modern collecting landscape so I can reminisce and finally own a few of these. Bo knows holograms!
I had heard that there was a card of Larry Bird playing baseball, so a few years back, I searched for it. I found a few copies online, but never picked one up and soon forgot all about it, until this show. Finding this beauty made me do a double take. I was thrilled, and couldn't pull it out of the stack I was flipping through fast enough! That Nolan Ryan threw me for a loop. I had seen the Classic Best minor league set before, but I didn't know that Ryan had a card in it. As it turns out, this is a promo that shows him in a Jacksonville Suns uniform. I knew of another Jacksonville Ryan card out there from an Obak issue, but not this one. I don't officially have a collection that it fits into, but I couldn't leave it behind. I was probably most shocked to come across those USA Baseball Training Site cards of Tino Martinez and Jim Abbott. Again, I had no idea these existed and I couldn't pull them out fast enough. Two former Yankees, playing for Team USA on oddball issues...sounds like a winner to me! Plus, how could you not love Abbott at bat?
The unexpected finds didn't stop there. This Joe Torre from an Atlanta PD release was an odd find. It was the only PD card that I found. When I came upon it, I had visions of picking a handful of others to share with the Braves collectors that I trade with regularly, but it wasn't to be.
Wait, 1993 Topps? Why on Earth would I pull those out of an otherwise interesting bunch of quarter boxes? Hmmm, let's take a closer look.
That would be the Rockies Inaugural Year gold foil stamp on those '93 Topps cards. I love how Mattingly seems to be ready to catch the gold foil stamp and apply the tag!
In keeping with the theme of most of the cards I picked from this guy's quarter boxes, I had never seen these in person prior to this show. All in all, I grabbed around 40 of these. I knew I wouldn't find the Jeter RC, but I was shocked to find Mattingly, Griffey Jr, Bonds, and a bunch of other HOF players. That wraps up my quarter box dig. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 of my show recap where I'll explore dealer made repacks, cheap relics/autos, and some other discount boxes. Thanks for reading!
Solid pickups! I've always liked that 1993 Topps Mattingly. Cool Tino too!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Any chance you need a copy of that Tino?Delete
Been a while since I've seen those Rockies first year cards. That Bonds is pretty cool. Looks like the beginning of a very good show for you.ReplyDelete
It was pretty good, but then again, any day at the card show is a pretty good day(just like NO just wrote about). I was able to pick up a few cards that should round out my return package to you.Delete
Those Kellogg's 3D cards are pretty neat. Like those 93 first year cards ... don't think I've seen those in a long, long time.ReplyDelete
I love those old Kellogg's cards!Delete
Nice! The vintage guy I buy from was probably at that show, he's going to be doing the Raleigh shows from now on, assuming his place in MN is sold.ReplyDelete
I was looking for him since you posted that he was relocating. I may have seen him and possibly bought from him. What's his name? I'll definitely frequent his table once he's down here.Delete
Kurt is his name, he's usually got three sections to his table; a set of two glass cases with high $ stuff in back and $20/$30/$40 vintage in front; a Half Price section with cards from the 50s to the mid 70s sorted by year and brand; and a bargain tub with off condition things priced at very affordable prices.Delete
Thanks, I'll definitely look for him when the show comes back to Raleigh in December.Delete
and all I can do is cry JEALOUS! I love a quarter box! great spoils for you!ReplyDelete
Thanks Julie! Don't be too jealous, some of the spoils will be soon making an appearance in your mailbox.Delete
Great finds! I'm especially fond of that Kellogg's Fergie.ReplyDelete