Yes, I'm finally finishing up my posting about the card show purchases that I made a couple of weeks ago. To be fair, I actually did not post every card that I bought at the card show. My overall total spend was $40, and I came home with somewhere in the range of 350 to 400 cards when all was said and done.
I love shows like that. Cheap, good condition cards that I need. The downside to this type of purchasing, though, is that it means that I really need to update my collection and get the "bulk" Brewers collection organized.
I know. Who would have thought that I would say that I need more organization?
This final group of cards I bought at the show are special in many respects. They are all not vintage. Not in the least. But, they were all Hall of Famers that I found in the dime, nickel, and quarter boxes.
Let's start with the 2002 Upper Deck Piece of History of Eddie Mathews, rescued from the 7.5 cent box (the 15 for $1 group).
The great thing about Hall of Famers getting cardboard love in present day sets is that these cards are easily obtainable for the average person and within the average collector's budget. The downside is that no one will ever again try to collect the "complete Eddie Mathews" collection. There are too many "1 of 1" cards out there -- even of Mathews -- for anyone to make that effort.
I haven't added much lately to my Robin Yount collection in large part because most of the cards I am looking for these days either are 100% new or are oddballs. That means more buying on eBay or COMC or Just Commons, but I've been spending most of my card budgets at the shows. But, I did pick up two of Robin's cards at this past show:
That's a 1994 Score Gold Rush parallel of Robin, a card that had eluded me to this point. That elusiveness wasn't based on any active attempts to purchase it, mind you, but rather based solely on availability. The other card is from Score's "Hottest 100 Stars" set from 1989. I personally don't find this photo makes Robin look all that hot.
Finally, I picked up a bunch of Paul Molitor cards at the show.
I think this purchase shows more that I focused a lot more on Robin Yount than on Paul Molitor in my purchasing so far this year!
As always, thanks for reading.