Last month, I dragged about 3 or 4 posts out of a trip to my local card show. The great thing for me is that this local card show is a monthly show. I mean, check out the show's Facebook page.
So, I decided to go to the show again in October to see what I could find.
The last time I went, I wandered around the room a bit more than the previous times that I had attended the show. For whatever reason, I still end up drawn to a table run by an older woman who has tons of "15 for $1" boxes next to the "20 for $2.50" boxes next to the "25 cents each or 200 for $20" boxes before you get to the 50 cent, $1, $2, $3, and $5 boxes.
Okay, I think the reason that I go to that table should be obvious.
Anyway, to start dragging some more posts out of my card-show trip, I thought I would post some trade bait I picked up at the show. All of these were either in the 15 for $1 or the 25-cent boxes, and all of them are available in trade.
Let's start in 1979:
Back to the present, or nearly the present, with this one. Is this a "liquor-fractor" that people talked about from 2012? Matt, let me know if you want/need this one.
I have a strange love for mid-1980s Fleer cards. Does anyone want a Carl Yastrzemski from 1983 Fleer?
These two Pinnacle cards commemorated a MLB-to-Japan series that occurred in the mid-1990s. I hadn't seen these cards before, so I grabbed them in hopes someone would like them.
Every once in a while, I get on Twitter and lob out some sarcasm/smart-assery in response to other Tweeters. I usually stay on there until I get tired of it -- usually about 10-15 minutes or so. But, on the night before the show, I was chatting with View from the Skybox about cards he might need. He mentioned the Blue slate sparkle cards from 2013 and asked if I could look for Royals from that set.
I didn't find any royals, but I got a now-illegal play at the plate hit from Carlos Quentin:
This last card is already going to be sent to the Dime Box King, but I had to share it because it is a strange card to me. It is slightly larger than the normal card -- not so much that it won't fit in a 9-pocket sheet, but just a little bit. And, it's perforated.
The card came from a book from Dover Publications, as the back of the card mentions, and it is on white, thin card stock.
It's a great oddball if you haven't run across those Dover Publications books.
As with anything, let me know if you're interested in any of these. Thanks for reading.