So I hopped into my car and drove forty miles for thirty-two minutes to check out a card show with six dealers. Were the results worth it? Probably not, but I got my fix.
Here's what I picked up:
Purchase #1: 3 Cards for $1
2 inserts + 1 rookie card = 3 nice additions to my collection
Purchase #2: Thirty 10¢ cards for $3
Some new additions to my Japanese PC...
A trio of playing cards featuring some personal favorites from the 80's...
A couple of rookie cards of some guy who threw a perfect game earlier today...
And a few beat up, creased, stained, and mutilated cards from the 70's...
You have to see the condition of the Billy Martin card to appreciate it. And I've wanted a Mike Kekich card ever since I read Josh Wilker's Cardboard Gods.
Purchase #3: Fernando Valenzuela RC for $1
I've been on a mission to complete some Sports Card Trifectas and this card has done just that.
Purchase #4: 1986 Robotech Set for $5
I picked up this set last summer at the flea market for $2, but I couldn't resist grabbing another. Robotech is easily one of the greatest cartoons of all-time. And this set isn't too shabby either.
Overall, I easily spent more money on gas & food than on cardboard. However, I had the opportunity to hang out with my buddy... while adding a few pieces of cardboard to my collection.
Plus, I can't complain... I knew what I was getting myself into before I jumped in my car this afternoon.
Do you ever attend card shows for the sole purpose of hanging out with other collectors?
Happy Saturday everyone... and sayonara!