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Baseball Card Show Tomorrow Saturday Morning!!

Baseball Card Show Tomorrow Saturday Morning!!

I have not been to a ‘Saturday’ baseball card show in close to two years.  The Friday night shows have been working so well with my schedule, up until now that is…

Tonight, my 8-year old son had a baseball game with his Winter League team, the Phillies.  I am an assistant coach for the team, and we did not stop playing until 7:20.  By the time we left the field, got home, took showers, and got ready for bed it was 8:30 and way to late for me to haul 30 minutes away from my house to attend a card show that ends at 10:00PM.

So, I am going to go tomorrow morning – EARLY.

Why early?

Because my 6-year old son has a Winter League baseball game with his team, the Yankees at 11:30.  We practice 30 minutes prior to the start of the game, and yes I am also an assistant coach for his team.

So, I will be leaving the house around 8:15 to arrive at the show in time for the doors to open at 9:00.  I will have 75 minutes to shop and hit he door so I can meet the rest of my family at the ballpark in time for the start of the practice at 11:00.  If I am lucky, I may be able to chomp a granola bar along the way…

As for the show, I am limiting my ‘wants’ since I know my time is very limited.

I am hoping to grab some more cards for my 1975 Topps set build at the show – this is priority #1.  From there, I am hoping that some of the modern dealers have cards from Topps Mini, Topps Chrome, Panini Prizm, and Donruss Series 2 for me to look through and grab cards from for my modern and vintage PC’s as well as my Marlins collection.

Wish me luck – 75 minutes is gonna fly by!!

And don’t worry, on Monday I will recap mu full experience.  Have a nice weekend.

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Friends, it has been waaaaayy too long since I attended my last baseball card show.  Plans kept me occupied when the last two shows were in town, so I am craving cardboard and am a bit frantic.

I need my fix of baseball cards, I am hopeful that it comes when I hit the local, monthly show tonight.

A lot has happened since the last show – and lots of new stuff is available to be had.  This will be my first chance to truly shop for Series 2, Panini Prizm, Archives, and the newly released Allen & Ginter.  Hopefully, I can score some nice cards from these new sets.

And let us now forget about my search for cards from the 1975 Topps set too!  I am eager to see what the vintage dealers bring to the show as I will have my ‘Needs’ list ready to go.

And of course, I will be seeking out cards for my modern PCs – Stanton, Fernandez, Harper, Pedroia, and McCutchen – hopefully I can nab cards of all of these players.

So, wish me luck because I am full prepared to be at the show for as long as it takes to dig in and enjoy some wonderful, delicious, cardboard!

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And  as always, I have penciled in Monday as my day to offer up a complete card show review with scans and stories of all of my purchases.

Thanks for reading!



Finally, the first Friday of the month is here and for me that means that it is time for another South Florida baseball card show.

And lucky for me, neither of my boys have any Little League or T-Ball activities scheduled for tonight, so I am free to go to the card show!

There has been a lot of activity in the collecting universe since the last show that I attended with the releases of 2014 Topps Opening Day, 2014 Topps Museum Collection, and 2014 Topps Heritage.

Thankfully, I have already secured most of the Opening Day and Heritage cards that I am after so I can avoid digging through boxes of those cards and set my sights on some different things.

Here is some of the stuff I will be seeking:

  • 2014 Topps Series 1 Miami Marlins Gold cards
  • 2014 Topps Heritage parallels of Giancarlo Stanton & Jose Fernandez
  • 2014 Topps Museum cards of Dawson, Stanton, Fernandez, and Harper
  • 2014 Topps stickers Miami Marlins team set
  • 1975 Topps singles for my set build
  • Inspiration for new subsets to collect

Sound good?  It does to me – and I cannot wait to get to the show tonight and start hunting the cards I am seeking.

On Monday, I will have a full card show recap for you with scans and stories about each purchase that I make.

Enjoy your weekend.


Baseball Card Show T-O-N-I-G-H-T!!!!

Baseball Card Show T-O-N-I-G-H-T!!!!

Finally, the first Friday of the month and I am going to a baseball card show!   Due to scheduling conflicts, I was unable to make the card show in February so I am really eager to get in there and dig for some cardboard-gold!

Some of the things that I will be after:

  • 2014 Topps Series 1 Super Veterans
  • 2014 Topps Miami Marlins colored parallels
  • 2014 Topps Tribute cards for my player collections
  • 2014 Topps Turkey Red singles for my player collections
  • The new Donruss release (just launched this week)
  • Singles for my 1975 Topps set build
  • Tom Glavine and John Smoltz rookie cards
  • Oddballs

Hopefully I am able to capture some great cards at this show.  And you can expect a full report with pictures and stories on Monday.

Stay tuned.  And have a great weekend!!

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Baseball Card Show This Afternoon!!

Baseball Card Show This Afternoon!!

Yessir, it is the first Saturday of the month, and of the new year, and that means that there is a baseball card show in town.

And while I normally skip the Saturday festivities and opt for the Friday evening event, my plans have been shuffled around a bit and I am able to make the show on Saturday.

So, I am hoping for a new batch of dealers as I have not been to a show on a Saturday in more than a year.  And hopefully with those new dealers comes new baseball cards for me to peruse too.

Since there are no ‘new’ releases for me to seek out at this show, I will not  be bringing a ‘want list’ this time around – strictly a collector going to see what he can uncover.

And you better believe that I will feature the full haul of the cards I score on Monday, so be on the lookout for that!!

Have a great weekend.  And grab some cardboard if you can.  I know I will…


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Baseball Card Show Tonight!!!

Baseball Card Show Tonight!!!

Yep, it is the first Friday of the new month and that means it is time for another baseball card show in South Florida.

This will be my final card show of 2013 as I will not be able to make the December event.

So, I am ready to go.  I am ready to shop.  And I am ready to bring home some goodies!!

A lot of new card releases have come out in the last two months that I have yet to really dig into.  I’m hoping that I am able to find a seller, or two, or three that can help me with that goal.

Speaking of goals, here are some of the things I will be keeping an eye out for:

  1. 2013 Topps Update singles
  2. 2013 Topps Chrome singles
  3. 2013 Panini Pinnacle singles
  4. 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes singles
  5. 2013 Panini Prizm singles
  6. Bryce Harper cards
  7. Jose Fernandez cards
  8. Andrew McCutchen cards
  9. Inspiration for new subsets to collect during the offseason

I know that the list is a lengthy one, but I need to try to catch up and see if I can score some cards in bulk to help me with my goals.

My fingers are crossed that I get lucky and bring home a lot of great cards.

And on Monday I will show them all off to you with my day-long ‘Card Show Recap’.

Have a great weekend!

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Baseball Card Show TONIGHT!!!!

Baseball Card Show TONIGHT!!!!

Finally, the first Friday night of the new month is upon us and for this collector of baseball cards that means that it is time to shop for some new (or old) stuff at the monthly baseball card show.

I did really well at my last card show in September and am extremely eager to see what I can find this time around.

Some of the things that I will be searching for:

  1. Modern cards of the legends that I collect
  2. 2013 Topps Chrome cards for my PC’s
  3. 2013 Topps Chrome Miami Marlins cards
  4. 2013 Panini Prizm cards for my PC’s
  5. 2013 Panini Prizm Miami Marlins cards
  6. 2013 Pinnacle Hometown Heores cards for my PCs
  7. 2013 Topps Series 1 & 2 Miami Marlins colored parallels
  8. Supplies – I need some top loaders that can hold thick cards
  9. A prize for my eventual 2013 World Series Contest!!!

I am really excited about the show tonight and I am hoping to have some great stuff to show off to you on Monday.   Make sure to come back and check out ’30-YOC’ on Monday as I will unveil for you every card that I score!!

Have a great weekend.

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Baseball Card Show T-O-N-I-G-H-T!!!!

Baseball Card Show T-O-N-I-G-H-T!!!!

Finally, it is the first weekend of September and this baseball card collector is headed to his monthly card show.

After last month’s show, I am hoping that the dealers that went to the National have brought back some new goodies for me to check out.  I didn’t buy too much last time around, and my desire to jump into boxes and boxes of cards is very strong.

Among the things that I am hoping to find:

  1. 2013 A&G Miami Marlins cards
  2. 2103 Panini Cooperstown singles for my player collections
  3. 2013 A&G singles for my player collections
  4. 2013 colored parallel Miami Marlins cards from the flagship – Series 1 & 2
  5. Jose Fernandez rookie cards
  6. Giancarlo Stanton 2011 Gypsy Queen ‘Wall Climbers’ – last one for my subset
  7. 2013 Archives ’72 Basketball Design
  8. 2013 Archives ‘Mini Tallboys’
  9. Goodies for upcoming ’30-YOC’ contests and giveaways

As you can see, I have a lot I’m going to be looking for.  Hopefully I am able to snag hoards of cards from my list – and more!!

Come back to ’30-YOC’ on Monday as I will be featuring each and every card that I buy!!

Have a great weekend.

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Baseball Card Show TONIGHT!!!!

Baseball Card Show TONIGHT!!!!

Finally, the first weekend of the month is upon us as I am eager to get to another baseball card show as I  have been itching to pick up some new cards for my collection.

This is the second time that the show will be held at its new location and I am eager to see if that affects the attendance or dealer turnout.  My hope is that I see a few new dealers and a lot of new faces shopping for and buying cards.

As for my personal goals for the show, I have a few.  But, I also want to be ready to dig into new dealer displays so I want to keep my mind open for this one.

I will say that I am a little concerned that some of the dealers have headed North for the National Card Convention in Chicago.  Hopefully, I am still able to find enough to hold my interest…

Some of the things I am looking for:

  • Andre Dawson 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions cards
  • Marlins colored variations from 2013 Topps Series 1 & 2
  • Cards for my new vintage and modern PC’s

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Have a great weekend everyone.  And don’t forget, I will have a full card show recap for you on Monday that will include all of my purchases.

Baseball Card Show Tonight!!!

Baseball Card Show Tonight!!!

Well friends, as you are reading this post, I could very well be ‘Elbow Deep’ in cardboard.  And loving every minute of it!!!

The monthly baseball card show is upon us, and this one will be a unique one.  The card show that I have been attending in Dania for the better part of three years is moving.  And it is moving closer to where I live!!  What used to be a 35-40 minute drive will not be a 20-ish minute drive.  I am eager to see what the new hotel that is hosting the show has to offer as far as space is concerned.  And I am also hopeful that this new show attracts some new sellers and buyers as new blood is always a good thing.

At the show, I will be keeping an eye out for a lot of things.  I have some new collecting goals and some things to wrap up as well.

Some of the things I will be seeking:

  1. 2013 Topps Series 2 Marlins cards that I need to complete my team set
  2. Cards from the new subsets I am working on
  3. Bryce Harper cards – maybe I can find a bargain or two?
  4. 2013 Bowman Rob Brantly card for my team set
  5. Hall Of Fame relic cards
  6. Cheap wax – I feel like ripping some packs!!!

Hopefully I am able to knock out a few of these goals while sorting through stacks and stacks of cardboard.

And yes, on Monday, I will show off my entire haul so please come back to check out the goods.

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Have a great weekend!!!