What did I end up doing? I took a nap, met a friend for dinner, came home, wrapped up Peaky Blinders, then read a few blogs before hitting the sack.
Now I'm in a bind. It's thirty-two minutes before the first period bell rings and I haven't even begun to write about cards. So let's do this...
It's been over a week since I hit up the Serramonte Mall Sports Cards, Toys, and Collectibles Show. I have a partially written post that's been sitting in my drafts for about a week now. I'm going to break up that post to keep things brief until I can rekindle my passion for blogging.
After attending this show twenty-plus times over the past decade or so, I've gotten to know some of the regulars which is nice, because they're willing to work with me on price. One of these guys had some cool stuff sitting in a dollar bin. I picked out ten and he took a couple of bucks off:
My favorite card in the lot was this beautiful die-cut card of Mr. Padre:
1999 Aurora On Deck Laser-Cuts #16
I read a comment on someone's blog yesterday that said they don't make inserts like they used to. This card is the perfect example. It's hard to tell, but the Padres' logo is completely laser cut. I inserted pink cardstock behind the card to show you what I'm talking about:
Pacific inserted four of these into every thirty-seven packs, which means they weren't very hard to pull and Aurora wasn't considered a high end product to begin with. That means they are reasonably affordable.
I've also kind of joined the rookie card craze and grabbed these:
Even though he's never been an all-star, Rendon has established himself as a solid hitter. Buehler seems like the future Dodgers ace and Ohtani is... well... Ohtani.
I think the only card I regret purchasing is the Bradford. I thought he was Goff.
Well that's a wrap for today. Like I said... I still have plenty of stuff to write about. I have two care packages and a pair of contest packages to write about. Plus a few more card show purchases as well as numerous eBay additions. There's also at least two magazine reviews I plan on publishing at some point as well.
I just need to find the motivation to sit down and type.
2015 Rittenhouse Agents of Shield Season 2 Costumes #CC3
(previously purchased card: not part of card show haul)
Happy Chinese and Vietnamese New Year! Happy Tuesday and sayonara!