Daily Archives: March 28, 2011

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – 1982 Topps Nolan Ryan & Pete Rose

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – 1982 Topps Nolan Ryan & Pete Rose

I love vintage – and while I am not quite certain that a baseball card issued in 1982 would qualify, the uniforms that these two baseball superstars are wearing definitely fit the bill…

And I am a sucker for those old Astros’ uniforms.  Just check out Nolan’s uni!!!

And look at how well the complimentary colors that Topps used on these cards works with both the Astros and Phillies team colors.

Good stuff!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Ryne Sandberg 2010 Obak

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Ryne Sandberg 2010 Obak

I don’t have too many Obak baseball cards – and for good reason.  I just don’t care for them too much…

But when I saw this card of ‘Ryno’ something caught my eye…  Do you know what it was??

Here, take a look:

Well? 

Look at that chain hanging from Ryne’s neck.  He would have fit right in at the ‘Jersey Shore’.  LOL

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – 2004 Donruss Elite – Elite Team – New York Mets

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – 2004 Donruss Elite – Elite Team – New York Mets

I love cards that celebrate team success – and this card does exactly that…

And of all of the teams that I enjoyed watching during my youth, the first one that actually won something was the 1986 New York Mets.

So when I saw this card, I had to grab it!!  Not only does it celebrate that same team that I have so many memories of watching as a kid.  But it also features my three favorite Mets, and three guys that I have built player collections of – Gary Carter, Darryl Strawberry, and Dwight Gooden!

Oh, and the card is numbered 871/1500…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – 5 Hall Of Famers Courtesy Of 2007 SP Legendary Cuts

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – 5 Hall Of Famers Courtesy Of 2007 SP Legendary Cuts

Shuffling through hundreds and hundreds of cards is fun to do.  And while it is impossible to truly recognize each and every card that passes from one hand to another, there are certain things on a card that will catch your eye…

Bright colors, horizontal images, die-cut borders…  And for me, cards that look like picture frames always catch my eye.

And that is how I landed all five of these great cards from the 2007 Upper Deck SP Legandary Cuts set.

Not a bad group of guys, huh??  Bob Feller, Steve Carlton, Rod Carew, Juan Marichal, and one of my main men, Johnny Bench!!

NICE!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Ernie Banks 2006 Allen & Ginter Mini

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Ernie Banks 2006 Allen & Ginter Mini

I have always liked the Allen & Ginter brand – I just have not really collected them.  Never putting Andre Dawson or Fergie Jenkins into the sets probably has something to do with that…

But while surfing through one of the many bargain bins that I encountered, I came across this beauty and had to have it!!

It is ‘Mr. Cub’ after all…

Baseball Card Show Review

Baseball Card Show Review

Well, another weekend has passed and with it another baseball card show is in the books.

I had a much better time this go-round, as I plotted my shopping pattern a little differently…

And while I still spent my money with the three core dealers that I normally do, I made sure to check out all of the memorabilia tables during my walk as there is a certain signed baseball that I am after and have been unable to track down.. One of these days…

Back to the show – it was a good one; not great but good.  I didn’t spend that much, but I rarely do.  I go for the experience of shopping for cards in person.  I go to dig through bargain bins.  I go to see other collectors enjoying the hobby.  For me going to a baseball card show is a 60-90 minute trip away from reality – a chance to revisit the hobby I loved as a kid and have fallen in love with again as an adult.

Stay tuned to ’30-YOC’ all day long – I have 11 purchases to show off!!!

Enjoy!