Oh well. Maybe next year. Until then, let's check out the second half of my card show haul from last weekend...
Purchase #4: 2019 Topps Chrome $1
After digging through possibly the greatest dime boxes I've ever encountered... I moved on down to the next vendor who had a display case filled with high end autographs and rookie cards. The dealer asked if I was looking for anything in particular and I ask if he had any 2019 Topps Chrome base cards.
He did. The guy bent over and pulled out a 3,500ct. box with two rows worth of 2019 Topps Chrome. I immediately asked him how much he was looking to get... and he said anywhere from 5 to 10¢ each. That's a price I could live with... and the digging began.
After about twenty minutes, I ended up pulling out 35 cards and the guy ended up hooking me up with a one dollar price tag.
Purchase #5: A Very Cool Tatis Rookie Card $20
2019 Topps Chrome Negative Refractor #203
After paying for the singles, I asked to see his Tatis rookies and one of the cards was a sepia refractor. He originally had a $25 price tag, but I told him Tatis sepia refractors were selling in the $15 to $18 range. I offered him $20, since he hooked me up with the great deal on the base cards and he accepted.
When I got home, I looked at the card a little closer and didn't see the typical brown tint that sepia refractors have. After a little research, I figured out that this is a reverse negative refractor which is a little tougher to pull.
After I left the Chrome guy's table, I headed back to the guy with the awesome dime boxes. My buddy Ben was still hanging out at his booth and the crowd had died down a little. I decided to look at his graded cards.
Purchase #6: Barry Bonds Rookie Card $4
It's hard to believe that this card sold once sold for close to $50 ungraded. I realize that prices on this card have collapsed over the past decade or so, but $4 seemed like a fair price... especially since I'll be throwing it into my sports card time capsule and forgetting about it for a year or two.
Purchase #7: Quarter Bin Packs and Sets $2
The dime box guy also had two boxes filled with quarter packs and sets. I grabbed out these 8 items that I'll probably write about in a future post. By the way... the white pack labeled "super premium" contained a bunch of Upper Deck Looney Tunes holograms from the early 90's. Honestly those singles were worth the two bucks by themselves.
Purchase #8: Dollar Autographs $3
The final purchase of the day came as I was about to leave the show. My buddy who I drove up with was talking to his friend, so I started digging through this dealer's dollar box. I just couldn't pass up these three cards for a buck a piece.
Adam Eaton isn't a perennial all-star, but he's a solid hitter for the Washington Nationals. And if you collected cards in the early 90's, then you're familiar with Juan Guzman. And the last card is one of those cut signature monstrosities created by TriStar. However it's numbered #1/5, so it's an affordable addition to my Prime # PC.
Well that wraps up another Oakland A's baseball season... and another card show haul. On the bright side, there's only one more day until the weekend and the De Anza Flea Market.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!