Daily Archives: April 7, 2014

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Heritage Purple Refractor

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Giancarlo Stanton 2014 Topps Heritage Purple Refractor

OK, here is the card that I spent the most money on at the show.

It is Giancarlo Stanton’s Purple Refractor from this year’s Heritage set.

Check it out:

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This is just the second ‘Purple Refractor’ that I have added to my entire collection, and you guessed correctly if you guessed that my first one was Stanton’s card from the 2013 Heritage release.

The card is nice.  And it is shiny.  I just don’t know why it was designed for a set that is supposed to pay home to the heritage of Topps baseball cards.  Surely this kind of cardstock and glossy finish was not issued on baseball cards back in 1965…

Still, I am very happy to have picked one up for my collection and I am hopeful that I can nab a few more Stanton cards from this set in the coming weeks as well.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Reggie Jackson 2014 Donruss

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Reggie Jackson 2014 Donruss

The lone modern card of a legend of the game that I scored at the card show came from the new 2014 Donruss release.

And had it not been for the fact that this card was sitting on the top of a stack of cards from that set, I more than likely would have missed it altogether.

The star?

Reginald Martinez Jackson – Yessir, Reggie!

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I like the look of this one.  It is the first one that I have seen with the Blue border accents and it works nicely with the Yankees colors and ‘New York’ banner on the bottom of the card.

And the image works too because you don’t get the sense that it was solely chosen due to the fact that the Yankees logo has been removed from Reggie’s jersey and cap.

A very nice addition to my Reggie Jackson collection.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – 2-Card Lot Of 2013 Topps Opening Day With Pedroia & McCutchen

Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – 2-Card Lot Of 2013 Topps Opening Day With Pedroia & McCutchen

My final purchase from this same seller came from the 2013 Topps Opening Day set.

I knew that I was missing a few cards from this release for my player collections, and I was able to grab two of them.  And for just twenty-five cents each.

I pulled the cards of Andrew McCutchen and Dustin Pedroia.

Have a look:

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I’m happy with these buys as it really allowed for me to add some depth to my player collections.

I especially like that I was able to grab so many cards from the Opening Day issues as these are not as commonly found at cheap prices online.

 

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Andrew McCutchen 2014 Topps Heritage

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Andrew McCutchen 2014 Topps Heritage

Sticking with the same seller, I dug into his section of cards that were tagged as ‘2014 Topps Heritage’.

And while the number of cards in this section was grand, I did not have as much luck pulling singles for my collection.

As a matter of fact, I pulled just one.

Yep, One.

So. I might as well make that one a card of one of the best all-around players in the game, right?  A supreme defender.  A great baserunner.  A home run threat.  A talented contact guy.

I give you your reigning NL MVP, Andrew McCutchen!

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I really like this card.  And yes, some of it has to do with that sweet Pirates patch on his sleeve.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – 2-Card Lot Of 2013 Bowman Chrome With Stanton & McCutchen

Baseball Card Show Purchase #3 – 2-Card Lot Of 2013 Bowman Chrome With Stanton & McCutchen

The same seller with the 2014 Topps Opening Day cards had all of the releases from 2013 at his table as well.  And they are all organized and tagged by set making it so much easier to identify where you want to go and how you want to attack.

I dove into the lot of cards tagged as 2013 Bowman Chrome and rescued both of these beauties:

 

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Andrew McCutchen on the left and Giancarlo Stanton on the right – Gotta love that!!

These cards are brilliantly colored and the Chrome super-glossy finish is a very nice touch.

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – 3-Card Lot Of 2014 Topps Opening Day With Harper, Pedroia, McCutchen

Baseball Card Show Purchase #2 – 3-Card Lot Of 2014 Topps Opening Day With Harper, Pedroia, McCutchen

Since the last card show that I attended, two major releases have hit the shelves courtesy of Topps – Heritage & Opening Day.

I found one seller that had cards from each set on display and ready to sell.

Best of all, each card was priced at just $0.25 each.

So, I nabbed a few cards from the Opening Day set for my modern player collections.

Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen, and Dustin Pedroia – all for just seventy-five cents!!

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All Day, Brother!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Lot Of 57 Cards For My 1975 Topps Set Build

Baseball Card Show Purchase #1 – Lot Of 57 Cards For My 1975 Topps Set Build

As I mentioned in my ‘Review’ post, I did well again with the vintage seller at the show.

He has two large boxes of 1975 Topps ‘commons’ that are all in VG to NM condition.  The cards are all in penny sleeves, and best of all they are ALL in numeric order.

This makes it so easy to shop – All I do is compare my list to what he has and start dropping cards on the table.

Still, I stay on track and on budget as I have no desire to drop $50 on any dealer at a single purchase.  So, I limit myself and get a little picky with the cards.   I check the corners.  I check the front of the card for the bleeding of ink that littered the ’75 set.  And I check for centering on both the front and back

And still, I walk away with 57 more cards for my set build.

Have a look:

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I won’t show them all off at one time.  That is not fair to what I want out of this build.  Instead, I will take the slow and methodical approach as it allows for me to do what I want to do with this set – honor and learn more about the 1975 baseball season.

I’m thrilled with this purchase!  And I will surely see this dealer again next month.