Category Archives: Baseball Card Shows

Baseball Card Show Review

Baseball Card Show Review

Well, after missing both baseball card shows from May and June, I was pretty excited to attend the July show.

And I was equally excited as I exited the shows as I definitely found some new and neat gems for my collection.  And when I say ‘new’, of course I mean old…

I was at the show for a little less than two hours, sorting and sifting through boxes and boxes of cards.  I pulled some decent stuff for my vintage player collections, and a ton of cards for my 1975 Topps set build.

In addition to that, I scored a few Marlins goodies that would make any fan smile, and lastly, I hauled in some special vintage wax.

Ready to see the entire haul?  Cool.  I’ll be launching a new post every 90 minutes for the remainder of the day until I show you all of it.

Buckle up, it is gonna be a fun ride!



Friends, it has been waaaaayy too long since I attended my last baseball card show.  Plans kept me occupied when the last two shows were in town, so I am craving cardboard and am a bit frantic.

I need my fix of baseball cards, I am hopeful that it comes when I hit the local, monthly show tonight.

A lot has happened since the last show – and lots of new stuff is available to be had.  This will be my first chance to truly shop for Series 2, Panini Prizm, Archives, and the newly released Allen & Ginter.  Hopefully, I can score some nice cards from these new sets.

And let us now forget about my search for cards from the 1975 Topps set too!  I am eager to see what the vintage dealers bring to the show as I will have my ‘Needs’ list ready to go.

And of course, I will be seeking out cards for my modern PCs – Stanton, Fernandez, Harper, Pedroia, and McCutchen – hopefully I can nab cards of all of these players.

So, wish me luck because I am full prepared to be at the show for as long as it takes to dig in and enjoy some wonderful, delicious, cardboard!

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And  as always, I have penciled in Monday as my day to offer up a complete card show review with scans and stories of all of my purchases.

Thanks for reading!

Baseball Card Show Review

Baseball Card Show Review

Well friends, another baseball card show has come and gone.  And this one was at a new location as my monthly card show has changed venues for the third time in a year.  And while not as nice or as large as the prior hotel, the show was still full of baseball cards.  And that is what it is all about.

As for my purchases, I did ok – not great and not bad.  Just ok.

I was able to hook up again with the vintage seller at the show and that netted me another nice selection of cards for my 1975 Topps set build.  I’ll get into more of those details later.

As for modern stuff, I brought home a nice stack of cards for my modern PC’s and my Marlins collection as well.

So, while I did not walk away with anything that is going to make headlines across the globe, I did add some depth to my player collections, I did get caught up with some modern card releases, and I  did grab a great stack of needed cards for my 1975 Topps set.

Get ready as I will start showing you all of my haul from the card show as the day continues.

Thanks for reading.



Finally, the first Friday of the month is here and for me that means that it is time for another South Florida baseball card show.

And lucky for me, neither of my boys have any Little League or T-Ball activities scheduled for tonight, so I am free to go to the card show!

There has been a lot of activity in the collecting universe since the last show that I attended with the releases of 2014 Topps Opening Day, 2014 Topps Museum Collection, and 2014 Topps Heritage.

Thankfully, I have already secured most of the Opening Day and Heritage cards that I am after so I can avoid digging through boxes of those cards and set my sights on some different things.

Here is some of the stuff I will be seeking:

  • 2014 Topps Series 1 Miami Marlins Gold cards
  • 2014 Topps Heritage parallels of Giancarlo Stanton & Jose Fernandez
  • 2014 Topps Museum cards of Dawson, Stanton, Fernandez, and Harper
  • 2014 Topps stickers Miami Marlins team set
  • 1975 Topps singles for my set build
  • Inspiration for new subsets to collect

Sound good?  It does to me – and I cannot wait to get to the show tonight and start hunting the cards I am seeking.

On Monday, I will have a full card show recap for you with scans and stories about each purchase that I make.

Enjoy your weekend.


Baseball Card Show Review

Baseball Card Show Review

I was very excited to attend the card show that was held this past weekend since I missed the February show due to family commitments.

Mixed into that excitement was the opportunity to see some new card releases as well – 2014 Donruss, 2014 Topps Tribute, and 2014 Topps Turkey Red.  Ultimately I only saw Donruss as one seller was selling packs and boxes – and the price tag was too steep for me to get it on.  I did not see any singles of the new Topps Tribute or Turkey Red product at all so I will now have to turn to the web if I want cards from any of those products.

The show was strong.  And I believe that I found the dealer that will help me get stacks of cards for my 1975 Topps set build.  He is a true vintage seller and the last year he offers is 1975.  He had two boxes full of commons from the set, in sleeves and numerical order, and I jumped right in.  You’ll have to wait a few hours to see the full haul…

I did fairly well with the rest of the stuff that I brought home.  2014 Topps was everywhere but with the exception of some colored parallels and Super Veteran subset cards I am done with that set.

Overall, I had a good time and I am ready to scan and post my purchases so you can enjoy the show with me.

Stay tuned, Card Show Purchase #1 is going to launch in two hours.

Have a nice day.


Baseball Card Show T-O-N-I-G-H-T!!!!

Baseball Card Show T-O-N-I-G-H-T!!!!

Finally, the first Friday of the month and I am going to a baseball card show!   Due to scheduling conflicts, I was unable to make the card show in February so I am really eager to get in there and dig for some cardboard-gold!

Some of the things that I will be after:

  • 2014 Topps Series 1 Super Veterans
  • 2014 Topps Miami Marlins colored parallels
  • 2014 Topps Tribute cards for my player collections
  • 2014 Topps Turkey Red singles for my player collections
  • The new Donruss release (just launched this week)
  • Singles for my 1975 Topps set build
  • Tom Glavine and John Smoltz rookie cards
  • Oddballs

Hopefully I am able to capture some great cards at this show.  And you can expect a full report with pictures and stories on Monday.

Stay tuned.  And have a great weekend!!

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Baseball Card Show Review

Baseball Card Show Review

Well, I attended my first Saturday baseball card show in more than a year this past weekend.

I was eager to see what the mix of dealers and collectors was on a Saturday afternoon versus my normal night of Friday.  And to be honest, the scene was not much different – similar mix of people and dealer displays.

But, I did pretty well.  I scored a new Dawson for my collection.  I added some neat modern cards.  And I scored a vintage card that has been on my ‘Want List’ for the better part of five years.

So, sit back and relax – and check back with your buddy at ’30-YOC’ all day long as I will be showing off my loot from the show throughout the day.

Let’s Go!!!

Baseball Card Show This Afternoon!!

Baseball Card Show This Afternoon!!

Yessir, it is the first Saturday of the month, and of the new year, and that means that there is a baseball card show in town.

And while I normally skip the Saturday festivities and opt for the Friday evening event, my plans have been shuffled around a bit and I am able to make the show on Saturday.

So, I am hoping for a new batch of dealers as I have not been to a show on a Saturday in more than a year.  And hopefully with those new dealers comes new baseball cards for me to peruse too.

Since there are no ‘new’ releases for me to seek out at this show, I will not  be bringing a ‘want list’ this time around – strictly a collector going to see what he can uncover.

And you better believe that I will feature the full haul of the cards I score on Monday, so be on the lookout for that!!

Have a great weekend.  And grab some cardboard if you can.  I know I will…


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Baseball Card Show Review – It was FANTASTIC!!!

Baseball Card Show Review – It was FANTASTIC!!!

Well, my final baseball card show of 2013 is now history.  The final scheduled show is during Thanksgiving weekend and I have family plans that will not allow me to attend.

Thankfully, the show I attended this past Friday left my show experience for 2013 on a very high note.  I only worked with two dealers, but I brought home some fantastic stuff – without breaking the bank!

I spent the majority of my time sifting through dime-priced bargain bins.  And I left them with a healthy stack of new cards for my collection.

Along the way, I hauled in cards for a player collection that I recently started.  And I also got some inspiration for a new player collection that is Red Sox themed.  Lastly, I scored a Florida Marlins collectible that I have been after for some time.

As the title says, it was FANTASTIC!!!

And I will be showing off all of the cards that I picked up throughout the day.  So, sit back and relax – ’30-YOC’ will be fun-filled all day long!!!

Baseball Card Show Tonight!!!

Baseball Card Show Tonight!!!

Yep, it is the first Friday of the new month and that means it is time for another baseball card show in South Florida.

This will be my final card show of 2013 as I will not be able to make the December event.

So, I am ready to go.  I am ready to shop.  And I am ready to bring home some goodies!!

A lot of new card releases have come out in the last two months that I have yet to really dig into.  I’m hoping that I am able to find a seller, or two, or three that can help me with that goal.

Speaking of goals, here are some of the things I will be keeping an eye out for:

  1. 2013 Topps Update singles
  2. 2013 Topps Chrome singles
  3. 2013 Panini Pinnacle singles
  4. 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes singles
  5. 2013 Panini Prizm singles
  6. Bryce Harper cards
  7. Jose Fernandez cards
  8. Andrew McCutchen cards
  9. Inspiration for new subsets to collect during the offseason

I know that the list is a lengthy one, but I need to try to catch up and see if I can score some cards in bulk to help me with my goals.

My fingers are crossed that I get lucky and bring home a lot of great cards.

And on Monday I will show them all off to you with my day-long ‘Card Show Recap’.

Have a great weekend!

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