They're spread out almost perfectly... with the exception of two times. The last seven weeks of the school year and something my friends and I call... The Long Haul.
What's The Long Haul? It's an eleven week stretch from Labor Day to Thanksgiving Break with only one day off in between. We're only on the fifth week and I'm already starting to get burnt out. The good news is I five really solid classes and no major issues as of yet.
How does it affect this blog? Well... I normally would show off my entire card show haul in one post. Unfortunately... I'm exhausted and have a few errands to run. So I'm gonna break things up into two (maybe three) posts to keep things short and sweet.
I'll go ahead and kick things off with my dime box purchases, since most of us can appreciate cheap, cool cards.
One of my buddies had rented out some of his table space to a guy who had these really nice dollar bins. In fact when I stopped by, there was a small crowd digging through them. I was definitely curious, but since I'm a little claustrophobic, I stood around talking to my buddy waiting for the crowd to dissipate.
To kill some time, he told me I should look through the guy's dime boxes. One was filled with baseball. The other football.
Round 1: The Baseball Dime Box $4
Anytime I can find inserts and oddball issues of guys like Nolan Ryan and Babe Ruth for I dime, I'll grab them.
2017 Topps Archives 1959 Bazooka #59B-11
I know that I complain a lot about Topps flooding the market with too many inserts, but you'll never hear me complain about the Bazooka cards.
2015 Panini Cooperstown Etched in Cooperstown #4
I also tend to avoid purchasing 99% of Panini baseball cards, but this card reminded me of Pinnacle's dufex technology from back in the day. Plus it features The Sultan of Swat.
1997 Donruss Preferred Cut to the Chase #175
Back in 1997, this card would have been a pretty nice pull. Twenty years later, it's still a pretty nice dime box discovery.
1983 Fleetwood First Day Covers
Never seen this card before... but after a little research... it seems like it's part of an uncut sheet that looks like this:
Image Courtesy of COMC
Here's another oddball I've never seen before:
1993 Brookshire Brothers Nolan Ryan Coupon #1980
Overall there wasn't anything too mind-blowing, but I was able to add some stuff to my binders with plenty of leftovers for future care packages.
Round 2: The Football Dime Box $5
The football box was filled with much cooler stuff including a bunch of inserts numbered to less than 100.
Sadly I don't think there are a lot of football people who read my blog, so I just scanned two of my favorites:
2015 Panini Prizm Air Marshals Prizm #AM1
2017 Donruss Optic 1981 Tribute #27
Well that's it for today. Next time I'll show you all what I found in the dollar bins that everyone was crowding around. Hopefully I'll also be celebrating an Oakland Athletics victory over the New York Yankees. Hopefully.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!