The funny thing is... when it comes to collecting... I'm all about value and getting the best deal possible. And although we've seen some pretty nice hits pulled from blasters on the blogosphere... the chances are you're not going to get your money's worth 9 out of 10 times.
That's why I'd rather spend my hard earned twenty dollars over at eBay on something special for my collection or find a dealer at a card show who is blowing out some of his cards for ridiculous prices. And that's exactly what happened at the Serramonte Mall Sports Cards, Toys, and Collectibles Show a few weekends ago.
Round 4: Cards w/o Prices $20
I came across a guy with several display cases filled with highend stuff like Aaron Judge autographs and Tom Brady rookie cards. But off to the side he had some shoeboxes filled with lower priced cards.
After pulling out a few cards that weren't marked, I asked him for prices. He gave me the standard "pull out what you want and I'll give you a good deal" speech.
Honestly... I can't stand it when I hear this. More often than not, I waste a bunch of time digging through cards only to find out the dealer is looking for twice the amount I'm looking to pay.
But the Tulowitzki autograph and Fisk memorabilia card seemed reasonably priced, so I gave the guy a chance and started pulling out cards. Here's what I found:
I was pleasantly surprised that he only wanted $20 for the twelve card lot. The nicest card has to be this two-colored patch card of Terrell Davis:
2018 Luminance Vintage Materials Prime Platinum #12
But my favorite is this new jersey card for my Aaron Rodgers PC:
2018 Elite Craftsmen Jerseys #CJ-1
Well that's all for today. I was hoping to wrap up the rest of my card show haul today, but this post is starting to drag out. I'll go ahead and share the leftovers on Thursday.
Are you more inclined to spend $20 on individual cards or buy a blaster box?