Daily Archives: June 4, 2012

Baseball Card Show Purchase #11 – Andre Dawson Signed 8×10 Photo

Baseball Card Show Purchase #11 – Andre Dawson Signed 8×10 Photo

One of the longtime dealers from the show, and a guy that I have become friendly with, says to me ‘I’ve got something for you’.

So, I make my way to his tables and see this sitting front and center:

There was no way that I was going to let anyone else get chance to buy this – no way!

I told him to hold it for me until I was ready to leave for the night, but that I was ‘In’.

This is now the fifth 8×10 photo that I have of Andre for my collection.  And it gives me the desire to add some more to my collection.

This photo is by far my favorite purchase from the card show.

Thank You Jeremy!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #10 – Lot Of 2 Bryce Harper 2011 Bowman Cards – Base & Chrome

Baseball Card Show Purchase #10 – Lot Of 2 Bryce Harper 2011 Bowman Cards – Base & Chrome

I am very excited about this purchase – it could be my best card purchase of the night!

It took me some time to find these two gems at affordable prices, but I am happy that I was persistent in my search.

While many dealers are asking for double-digit pricing on these cards of Bryce Harper from the 2011 Bowman set, I was able to get both of these for just a little less…

Have a look:

This now brings my Bryce Harper collection to just three cards.

And while I feel that I may have missed the boat as it relates to bargain-priced cards of Harper, I am still very happy to have three cards of him in my collection.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – Hanley Ramirez X 9

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – Hanley Ramirez X 9

One of the few goals that I did accomplish at this show was adding a few more Hanley Ramirez cards to my collection.

And while I may not have ‘scored’ as many new Hanley cards as I did at May’s card show, I think that I got more rookie cards this time around.

Have a look at the haul:

If my estimation is correct, 5 of the 9 cards you are seeing can be classified as a rookie card.  I’m very excited about this!!!

Did you happen to see the two home runs he crushed against the Phillies on Saturday afternoon??  His swing appears to be back!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Willie Randolph 1976 Topps Rookie Card!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Willie Randolph 1976 Topps Rookie Card!!!

I didn’t purchase this card for myself.  It is for a reader of the blog – he knows who he is…

I cannot believe that this card was in a bin in which all cards were just fifty cents each.  Especially in this condition – I consider this one a steal!!!

Take a look:

If there were two, I would have bought them both!!!

‘A Great Find’.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Derek Jeter 2002 Fleer Platinum

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Derek Jeter 2002 Fleer Platinum

This card leaped out at me from the boxes I was digging through.

I have a tremendous amount of respect for Derek Jeter and how he plays the game.

And I tend to have a soft-spot in my heart for the 1987 Fleer baseball card design.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Lot of 33 John Smoltz Rookie Cards!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Lot of 33 John Smoltz Rookie Cards!!!

What can I say with this one?

Actually I can say a lot!!!

AWESOME!!!

FANTASTIC!!!!

SCORE!!!

HOT DAMN!!!

I am a big fan of John Smoltz.  I cannot wait for his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  And yes, I believe that he is a first-ballot player!!!

And while it was not a ‘goal’ of mine to grab a Smoltz rookie or two at the show, when I found one in a box of cards that were just a dime per card, there was no way that I was going to turn it down.

So, I grabbed one.  And then another.  And then three more.  And then one more.  And so on.

Pretty soon, I had a nice stack of John Smoltz rookie cards in my possession.

Ultimately, I bought them all!!!

Very, very happy with this purchase.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Reggie Jackson 2005 Fleer Official Boxscore ‘Classic Clippings’

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – Reggie Jackson 2005 Fleer Official Boxscore ‘Classic Clippings’

I am always on the look out for new Reggie Jackson baseball cards for my collection.  It is kind of an unwritten rule for me – along with Andre Dawson, Fergie Jenkins, Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, and Joe Morgan…

I didn’t get quantity this time, but I did land a card that I have never seen before.

And it is pretty cool – so cool in fact that I need to show you the front and the back.

Here we go:

Front:

Back:

The card comes from the 2005 Fleer subset tagged as ‘Official Boxscore’.  I had never seen one of these before, but I have to say that I love the theme.

This specific card pays homage to Reggie’s incredible performance in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The card is also serial numbered to 1977 which I find to be pretty cool.  The one that I scooped up is 1313/1977.

I am immediately intrigued by this set!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Rickey Henderson 2011 Topps Triple Threads – Red

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Rickey Henderson 2011 Topps Triple Threads – Red

Some of the more recent Rickey Henderson baseball cards that I have picked up feature him in his Mariners, Red Sox, and Dodgers uniforms.

I’d been craving some new Rickey cards of him in his A’s and Yankees digs, so as soon as I saw this card, I added it to my stack.

Have a look:

The card comes from the 2011 Topps Triple Threads set and is serial numbered as 154/1500.

I like the card a lot – I just wish that the photo had been zoomed-out just a bit more…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – 2009 Topps Ring Of Honor – Gary Sheffield & Ivan Rodriguez

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – 2009 Topps Ring Of Honor – Gary Sheffield & Ivan Rodriguez

You would think that my mission of collecting both Florida and Miami Marlins baseball cards would be easy – I am in South Florida.

But, sadly, it is not.

Sure, I see a lot of Marlins stuff at the show, but it is definitely quantity over quality. 

And while I saw a few things that made me raise my eyebrows, I settled in on these two beauties:

Both cards are from the 2009 Topps ‘Ring Of Honor’ set.  And I really like that Topps paid tribute to both World Series championship wins by the Marlins.

It’s pretty cool that the cards feature the World Series logos too!!!

Could be the best twenty cents that I spent all night long…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Ernie Banks 2002 Topps T-206

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Ernie Banks 2002 Topps T-206

I always keep my eyes open for new cards of Ernie Banks when I hit the card shows.  And while I would love to buy more vintage cards of him, the price tags that many of the ones in ‘EX’ condition carry tend to be way out of my price range.

Luckily, there are still a lot of modern cards of Banks that I do not have.  And when they have a vintage feel, even better.

I believe that this is the first time that I have seen this card of Banks from the 2002 Topps T-206 set.

So, I bought it!!!!

For just fifty cents!!