My purpose was simple: get to the dime boxes and augment my Brewers collections. On that note, I did very, very well: I added about 35-40 Ryan Braun cards, about 10 Prince Fielders, maybe 8 Jean Segura cards, and another 20 Rickie Weeks cards. Throw in 8 Yovani Gallardo cards and stir.
These cards are nice cards too, and none of them cost me more than 50 cents -- lots of Topps Chrome and Bowman Chrome, for instance:
A Target parallel:
Some inserts from some recent Topps base sets too:
And even some nice inserts that weren't Brewers:
|The 2012 Topps Cloth Sticker card|
It is a little rough around the edges, but it's tough to turn down a 1978 Topps card of any kind for a dime. And this is Andre Dawson!
All in all, I was pleased with the trip. I lost track of time in the dime boxes for a good hour -- I started to wonder why I was so hungry, then realized that I'd spent nearly 2-1/2 hours going through these dime goodies.
A lot of the same characters come to the three shows run by the same promoter in the North Atlanta area, so if you have any recent chrome/inserts you'd like for me to watch for, let me know -- I'd be happy to do it, since it gives me a reason to go back again!