Daily Archives: September 3, 2012

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Andre Dawson 2004 Donruss Diamond King Legends Game-Used Jersey & Bat Card

Baseball Card Show Purchase #8 – Andre Dawson 2004 Donruss Diamond King Legends Game-Used Jersey & Bat Card

It is not very often that I find a card of Andre Dawson at a card show that I do not already have.  And now that I think about it, this could be the first ‘new’ card for my Dawson collection that I have picked up at a show in 2012.

Sure, they are present – and most of them are high end.  I just cannot commit that kind of cash to a single card.

But, this one I was not going to let escape.  And lucky for me, it was from a seller that I buy from frequently so he gave me a good, good deal.

I paid $5.00 for this bad-boy, and I am very happy to now call it mine.

Serial numbered as 19/25, the card comes from the 2004 Donruss Diamond Kings Legends set.  And it features a game-used piece of jersey and bat!!!

How about that!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – A S-W-E-E-T 4-Card Lot Of Modern Brooks Robinson Cards!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – A S-W-E-E-T 4-Card Lot Of Modern Brooks Robinson Cards!!!

There is that one player at each show whose cards jump out at me.  In the past it has been Bob Gibson, Paul Molitor, and Mike Schmidt – just to name a few…

So, while digging through a few bargain bins at the show, it was Brooks Robinson whose cards kept coming up.  I skipped over the ones that I already owned, but I set aside the ones that I did not.

All in all, I grabbed four new cards of Brooks Robinson for my collection – and they are all S-W-E-E-T!!!

Have a look at the haul:

If I had to rank them in terms of which one I like the most and so on, it would go something like this:

Bottom Left, Top Right, Top Left, Bottom Right

How about you, which one do you like the most??

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Greg Maddux ’50 Years Of Topps’ – Base & Chrome

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Greg Maddux ’50 Years Of Topps’ – Base & Chrome

Greg Maddux is one of my favorite pitchers of all-time.  And while his legacy was cemented while pitching for the Atlanta Braves, I collect his cards from his days with the Chicago Cubs.

To be more specific, I collect cards of him in a Cubs uniform from the 1st phase of his career in Chicago.

The two cards that I picked up are from the same set – 2001 Topps ’50 Years Of Topps’.  They both feature Maddux’s 1987 Topps Traded rookie card and I found both the base and Chrome versions for just ten cents each.

Have a look:

SCORE!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – 6-Card Craig Biggio Rookie Lot

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – 6-Card Craig Biggio Rookie Lot

I found these in a dime box – Yes, Craig Biggio rookie cards for just ten cents a piece.

And while I was not targeting Biggio during my night of shopping, I was not going to pass these up either. 

It’s never a bad idea to grab rookie cards of future Hall of Famers.  And when the price tag reads $0.10 per card, it is very hard to pass up the deal.

6 Biggio rookie cards are in the bag!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – 2012 Topps Finest Baseball Cards Of Stanton, Reyes, and Ramirez

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – 2012 Topps Finest Baseball Cards Of Stanton, Reyes, and Ramirez

Since the last show I attended, the 2012 Topps Finest brand has hit the retail shelves.  There is one seller at the show that specializes in latest releases in baseball cards so I knew that he would have them.

The best part is that he organizes by team so it is very easy to shop with him.

When I got to his table, I jumped into the ‘Marlins’ section and pulled these three cards:

And now I am on my way to working on this team set.

Time to find a checklist…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Carlton Fisk 2002 Topps Tribute ‘World Series Game-Winning Home Run’

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – Carlton Fisk 2002 Topps Tribute ‘World Series Game-Winning Home Run’

I am a big fan of the 1970s Cincinnati Reds baseball teams.  I can easily declare that ‘The Big Red Machine’ is my favorite baseball dynasty, and it is not even close who comes in second place.

So, as much as I am a fan of the Reds – I find it hard to escape the joy shared by Carlton Fisk, Red Sox players, and Red Sox fans, when he connected for this legendary home run in the 1975 World Series.

The card below is one of many that showcase that historic event – and to date, this is the best looking one that I have found!!!!

Here it is:

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Hank Aaron 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – Hank Aaron 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection

I was only able to scoop one Hank Aaron baseball card at the show this time around.  Yes, I am happy to grab one, but I really wanted to bring home a lot more than that.

Here is the card that I picked up for ten cents:

The card comes from the 2001 Upper Deck Cooperstown Collection set, and it honor Mr. Aaron’s induction into the Hall of Fame.

I just wish that the image used on the card was better…

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Wade Boggs 2001 Fleer ‘Beantowns Best’

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Wade Boggs 2001 Fleer ‘Beantowns Best’

Jeez, talk about a fun-looking card; this one looks great.

The card is full-size but it reminds me of some minis that I have seen in the past.  And it has a ‘playing card’ kind of look as well.

The card celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Boston Red Sox, and it acknowledges Wade Boggs as being one of ‘Beantowns Best’.

Now all the Sox need to do is retire #26….

Baseball Card Show Review

Baseball Card Show Review

Well friends, another weekend has come and gone and another baseball card show has come and gone too.

The crowd and number of dealers was much bigger than the last show I attended, which was a very nice thing to see.

As for my goals for the show, some were met and others were not.  During the course of the day, I will showcase all of the purchases that I made throughout the day today.  And you are going to ‘flip’ when I unveil the final purchase – Card Show Purchase #9 will blow you away – TRUST ME!!!

So, stay tuned all day to ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ as I will show you each and every purchase that I made.

Have a great day today, and enjoy your ‘Labor Day’.