The fourth of July has many activities to offer from cookouts to fireworks, but this past holiday weekend had something different in the cards for me (seriously no pun intended – yuck). I woke up on the 4th this year and decided I would take the opportunity to check out a monthly card show that I haven’t attended before.
The show was down in Dania Beach FL so I figured I’d take a few hours in the morning and drop in and see what they had to offer. I will say I was pleasantly surprised to see more than 5 vendors at the show, and more than a dozen customers shopping around just after it opened when I got there – perhaps the notion of the death of the hobby I got at a show about a month ago might not be so bad after all.
I went to the show carrying a budget of $45, nothing scientific behind that, just so happens that is the cash I had in my wallet when I got to the parking lot. Thing is, I have somewhat of an issue when I get back into something I go all in very quickly, so it is good I didn’t have hundreds of dollars with me, because likely I would have snatched up that Mattingly framed display that I passed on (hopefully it will be there next month) as well as a few other things.
I did indeed buy a few things that caught my eye. I should have walked the show and scoped everything out before I decided to make a purchase, but I just couldn’t resist the urge to thumb through a few hundred baseball cards at the first vendor (I hope he paid extra for that spot for guys like me). There I picked up some various cards and a few specifically for some TTM in the next few weeks. I was in a Yankee kind of mood so it became apparent when I got home that most of what I purchased was Yankee related, but no complaints here.
I will be making some subsequent posts once I have scanned images of what I picked up, but here is a quick rundown from memory:
A lot of Jeter
A good amount of Mattingly
A few Pete Rose (going to TTM)
Jennie Finch (TTM)
Danica Patrick (TTM – yes not related to baseball, but I am a racing fan as well)
A few other players at random mostly to hit totals to bring the overall price per card down.
On the way out I had $7 left, which really doesn’t do me any good and would likely have been wasted on something else so I decided to take a lap and see what fun I could create with it. I headed back to the first vendor I purchased from and he had a few sealed boxes, I figured it would be fun to do a box break, but most were way over my budget. Low and behold he had a 1992 Upper Deck Baseball sealed box marked $10, needless to say I will be doing a little box break post to see if I can pull a rookie or two out of it like Manny (yuck). If nothing else it will be fun to break the box and use some cards for TTM or maybe I will just list what I don’t want/need here and do a little free mailing to visitors.