Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Awesome Lot Of Sweet Florida Marlins Vintage Memorabilia
A new dealer at the show had a lot of large buckets of ‘stuff’ on one of his many tables. He had a lot of stuff, and it was all very unorganized. When I walked by and started peering into the buckets with really digging in, he told me that I could have ‘Any 3 items for $1.00’. That got me to stop and look. And I am glad that I did.
While pretty sloppy and unorganized, he did have a ‘Marlins bin’ so that is where I spent my time.
I pulled a total of nine items. All vintage stuff from the original ‘Florida’ team. And all neat additions to my Marlins collection.
First, I nabbed an inaugural team button and team pocket schedule.
Then, I pulled some stuff from the 1997 World Series – two mini pennants and a large souvenir button.
Lastly, I grabbed some player commemorative pins that were game-day giveaways during the early years of the team.
I was able to grab pins of Andre Dawson, Edgar Renteria, Livan Hernandez, and a special #715 pin of Hank Aaron.
I have to say that off all of my pick-ups at the card show, these Marlins treats are by far my favorite. The vintage look and the conjured up memories take me right back to those days – and I love it!
For me, this was the best $3.00 purchase I made at the show. I’ll definitely have to stop by this dealer’s table the next time I go to a show.