I'll kick things off with a card I purchased yesterday at the Niles Antique Faire and Flea Market in nearby Fremont, California. This was my first time attending this street fair and I was pretty impressed. Basically they close off a few streets in the Niles Historic District and vendors set up with antiques and other goodies you'd normally find at a street fair. Plus all of the surrounding neighborhoods host block sales.
There were a few people with sports cards, but nothing at a price point that caught my eye. However my friends and I found a really cool vintage toy vendor from Sweden who had a few 9-pocket pages of trading cards.
While one of my friends was looking at some 1947 Goudey Indian Gum cards, I noticed this pirate card of John Evans:
1933 World Wide Gum Sea Raider #33
I've seen these cards before, but didn't know much about them. So I did a quick internet search on my phone and discovered that this is a pretty popular set with high number singles sometimes fetching good money.
I asked my friend how much the guy wanted and she said $4 each. There weren't any completed listings for this card on eBay, but there are three up for sale ranging from $199.99 to $489.99.
Not exactly sure what the deal is with these cards and why they're priced so high... but $4 seemed like way too good of a deal to pass up.
My other friend found a set of Pyrex bowls that she really liked, so I bought it for her. By the way, if you have any older Pyrex dishes... you should know that their popularity has really blossomed in recent years. I've spent way more money on Pyrex this month than I have on trading cards.
Anyways... moving along. When I came home I opened up a PWE from Peter over at Baseball Every Night that contained this:
2019 Topps NBCD #20
This is one of the National Baseball Card Day trading cards produced by Topps.
Chapman is one of the bright young stars on my beloved Athletics. However I haven't quite dove into collecting his cardboard yet... because his stuff often commands top dollar and I'm still having flashbacks of collecting cards of Eric Chavez... who Chapman is often compared to and whose cards can be purchased for pennies on the dollar.
That being said... I assure Peter that I'll treasure this card.
The final item of today is this promotional DVD sent to me by a reader:
2000 Beastie Boys Intergalactic DVD Single Promo
Tom, who has sent me cards in the past, read my post about my fanfare for the Beastie Boys and was kind enough to add this really cool item to my collection. I was originally going to open it up and watch it... however he mentioned that these might be rare. So I decided to keep it sealed... but he did inspire me to finally go out and buy the Beastie Boys Video Anthology (The Criterion Collection) after years of adding and deleting it to my Amazon shopping cart.
Thank you Tom for this very unique item for my very small Beastie Boys collection. It will be treasured.
By the way... if you've never seen the Intergalactic video and you have a few minutes, I'd say give it a shot:
Hopefully... YouTube allows it to play on my blog. If not, you can watch it over there by clicking here. It was directed by MCA and reminds me of a Godzilla film or something. Plus it's a pretty good song.
Okay... let's wrap things up with today's question of the day:
Are there any athletes you enjoy collecting, but you're hesitant on purchasing their cards because they're too expensive or you deem them overpriced?
That's it for today. Have a great week! Happy Monday and sayonara!