Today was no exception. Tonight I'll list out my five favorite purchases.
Now if you're familiar with my personality, then you know that I'm sort of a bargain hunter and a dime box kind of guy. In fact, 90% of my time at the show was spent digging through dime boxes. However none of those purchases were able to crack today's list. I was actually really surprised when I laid everything out on the floor and started ranking my purchases.
It's getting late, so let's jump into it.
#1: 1967 Topps Posters Set $30
The guy I've been buying all of the '75 Topps minis from didn't bring any minis for me. But he had recently purchased a small vintage collection that contained this set.
Most of the posters have two or three pin holes, but overall the set is pretty nice. The Boog Powell is the only poster that will need to be replaced, because it's been taped. As you can see he was looking to get $40, which seemed like a fair price to begin with. But since I'm a regular, he dropped it to $30. I couldn't resist picking up so many vintage hall of famers for such an affordable price.
Purchase #2: Barry Bonds Autographed Ball $55
I'm the furthest thing from a San Francisco Giants fan, but the fact is... Barry Bonds was fun to watch. Back in the day, I'd drop everything just to watch him step up to the plate. And regardless of whether or not people think he deserves to make it into the hall of fame, he's one of the greatest hitters of all-time.
My friend purchased several of these PSA/DNA autographed balls and was nice enough to pass the savings down to me. The ball will go nicely with my autographed hat. Now all I need is an autographed bat to go with them.
Purchase #3: Bruce Lee Bobble Head $25
Here's another piece of San Francisco Giants memorabilia. This time it's a SGA featuring San Francisco's very own Bruce Lee. I have wanted one of these since they passed these out in 2012, but they've always been way out of my price range. A guy had a pair of them marked at $30 each. I offered him $25 for one and he accepted.
Purchase #4: Masanori Murakami Statue $18
I'll wrap up my San Francisco Giants purchases with one more SGA that was passed out last month honoring the 50th Anniversary of Murakami's MLB debut. For those of you who are unfamiliar with him, he was the first Japanese player to play in the MLB.
I purchased it from the same vendor who sold me the Bruce Lee bobble. His asking price was $25, but he gave me a $7 discount since I purchased something from him earlier.
Purchase #5: 2013 Five Star Yoenis Cespedes Auto $15
It's taken me over six months, but I've finally added this card to my collection. I was so surprised at the guy's price, that I didn't even bother haggling with him. Cespedes has been showing off his cannon a lot this year and is currently on a twelve game hitting streak. I'm very excited to finally cross this card off of my wish list, without breaking the bank.
Well that's it for tonight. I'll share my dime box and other smaller purchases in another post on another day.
Until then... happy Saturday and sayonara!