Purchase #1: Quarter Bin Cards $1
Tony... the regular vendor with the quarter bins... was set up with his buddy, so I stopped off and dug through stuff and found four cards. Technically these came out of his baseball insert box, which were labeled a dollar a piece. But since I promised to take all of his 2016 Topps Archives base cards off of his hands next weekend at the Serramonte Mall Sports Card and Collectibles Show, he let me have them for a quarter each.
I'm always looking to add buyback singles to my vintage binder assuming the price is right. One dollar each is a little steep... however I'll buy them all day long at a quarter a piece. Actually these three cards were mainly filler cards. The main card I wanted was this:
2016 Donruss #151
I recently added a "most wanted" list on the left hand side of the blog and this card was on it.
I grew up watching The San Diego Chicken on The Baseball Bunch, so he'll always have a home in my sports card collection whenever there are new trading cards produced of him.
Purchase #2: Bert Campaneris Autograph $5
I paid full eBay value for this card... but I'm not complaining. This card features an on-card autograph of an Athletics legend. He's the franchise's all-time leader in hits and games played. He was a 6x AL All-Star, stole 649 bases, won the Babe Ruth Award in 1973, and is a 3x World Champion. To top it off... he's the first MLB player to play all 9 positions in a single game. I'll pay five bucks any day of the week for certified on-card autographs that I don't already own of this guy.
Well that's all for now. It's been slim pickings lately during my flea market runs. Hopefully things will turn around soon. At the very least, I hope I find some cool stuff at next weekend's card show.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!