That’s right, the first weekend of the month is upon us which means that there is another baseball card show in South Florida. And I’m going!!!
This time, I won’t waste any time wondering around aimlessly from table to table to check out the new vendors. I’ve got a specific list of objectives and I am going to do my best to follow them to a ‘T’.
What are these goals you ask?? Well, here they are(in random order):
1 – Cody Ross cards. Cody is doing an autograph appearance in the city I live in 2 weeks from now. I don’t have a single card of his so I want to stock up. It shouldn’t be too hard since he is a local player, but I want to get a nice handful so I can get a few signed and I have another idea for the rest of them. My goal is to get between 20-25 Ross cards.
2 – If that $0.10 Bargain Bin guy is there again, I am going to give myself 1 hour to go through as much of his stuff as I can. 60 minutes of blitzing through as many of his 3,200 count card boxes as I can get through. And my goal is simple – Gather up as many of his 1980’s superstars as I can find!!!
3 – I hew a renewed energy about TTM and want to give it another shot in the next few weeks. My supply of cards for a project like this is terribly low so I plan on picking up some cards of the guys that I know will sign for me. I’m going to stick to Marlins players and retired players for now. I’ll hit the active guys again next Spring!!
4 – Wax. Yep, you heard me Wax!! I have a very strong urge to bust open some vintage wax packs. As I have been surfing through all of the great blogs out there, I see so many people ripping open packs of cards at a record pace and I want to get in on the action. But I want nothing to do with the new stuff. If any dealers have wax packs or boxes from the 1980’s I will be doing what I can to secure some packs to bust open.
So there you have it. A very short but specific list of goals for this card show. The last one was overwhelming to me with it’s new found customer base and vendors. This time I mean business and I cannot wait to get there.
Stay tuned to ’30-YOC’ on Monday as I will proudly display for you each and every card I pick up at the show!!! Oh, and don’t be surprised if a few new Andre Dawson cards make it into my collection too.. 😉