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Card Show Buys – 8/2/2009

Yes, it’s the middle of the week… yes the weekend is a distant memory in our ever so busy lives, but this is my blog and I can do whatever I want… so that leads us to what we have here – my Dania Beach baseball card show buys from Sunday August 2nd.

I had nothing in mind when I went to the show, maybe I was going to buy a newer box and be on my way home with overpriced wax or maybe I would score some more memorabilia type goods such as a few signed balls or maybe add a bat to the collection…

Generally when you go shopping to anywhere with nothing specific in mind to purchase things could go one of two ways – you will overspend on stuff you don’t need (ever been to the grocery store when your hungry?) or you will just end up walking around for awhile and then just come out pleased but not thrilled about any of your purchases. This weekend was more part B for me – I had nothing in mind and this is what I came out with…

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First up was a few packs of old wax – how about some 1992 Fleer, a box of 1992 Score Series 1, a few jumbo packs of 1992 Score Series 2, a couple packs of 1993 Score – looking to get the Jeter RC maybe, a box of 1992 Donruss. This was certainly and impulse buy – I have plenty of early 90s “junk” wax, but what’s better than busting some childhood wax?

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A few Don Mattingly and Derek Jeter baseball cards to add to my growing collection, that reminds me, maybe I should make a few dedicated pages to my biggest player collections. It might bore you to see 30, 40 or even 50 of the SAME cards for each player though… maybe for a rainy day. Also, I added a nice numbered Dave Righetti card and put me down for another Bernie Williams card (maybe he will be the 3rd player page). I round out this purchase with a numbered David Cone card, if I send this to Mr. Cone TTM do you think he will keep it? I didn’t want to leave a nice card of a man that the baseball world need not forget about – Cory Lidle who passed away in an airplane crash a few years back.

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I killed an hour or so digging through some 3200 count boxes to get some TTM cards or just a few cards of players I am a fan of. Nothing to see here… keep reading…

I ended the day walking out looking for something to drop the last few dollars in my wallet on. I walked the show a few laps looking for something to catch my eye. I thought the show was slower this month than the past month so it was a rather dreary few laps. Then I decided what the hell, let’s get another box and this is what I picked.

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A box of 1993 Score, hey there has to be a few Jeter Rookies in there right? I guess we will find out soon in a box break post.

Again, if anyone is looking for any players from the early 90s, chances are I have more than a few of their cards from the various boxes and packs I picked up at the show, just drop me a line and I will send them your way.

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World’s Greatest Card Chase Blaster Break

This morning I had to go to the doctor and get an minor ear infection taken care of, so with that came a trip to get some medicine, naturally that had me traveling to WalMart. Figured I would stop by the baseball cards to see what they had to offer, and it was slim pickens to say the least. I stumbled across a blaster of something I hadn’t seen before on the retail shelves – a blaster of the World’s Greatest Card Chase.

Who knows perhaps I am behind on the times, which is likely considering I just got back into collecting not too long ago, but for 20 bucks I had to see what the 16 packs inside were, could it really be a diamond in the rough? The World’s Greatest Card Chase blaster box boasts finding cards worth $275,000 which gave me a good laugh and the marketing gimmick of that along sold me. I figured it would be a fun blaster to break, bust some old wax and maybe get a few guys to send TTM.

Here is the blaster in all it’s glory:

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Here are the 16 packs that I pulled in the blaster of the World’s Greatest Card Chase:

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Here is the list of the packs:

  • 1989 Topps (with Gum)
  • 1990 Fleer
  • 1990 Upper Deck
  • 2008 TriStar Projections
  • 1989 Donruss
  • 1992 Fleer Ultra
  • 2008 TriStar Projections
  • 1990 Topps Big
  • 1990 Donruss
  • 1991 Fleer
  • 1991 Score Series 1
  • 2008 TriStar Projections
  • 1988 Donruss
  • 1988 Fleer
  • 1991 Donruss Series 1
  • 1991 Leaf Series 2

I am going to wait until later to bust the wax, but I wanted to see if anyone else has had any experience with the blasters of the World’s Greatest Card Chase blasters

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1992 Upper Deck Box Break

As I had previously mentioned, at the recent Dania Beach Card Show I purchased a box of 1992 Upper Deck on my way out of the show. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, but figured it would be fun to break a box again and maybe I could get a Manny RC which I could have burned up for a funny YouTube video or something.

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Well Last night was the night and it was time to finally break the box of 1992 Upper Deck. I have to say when I took out those 36 packs of cards it somewhat brought me back a few years to my childhood and the excitement of not knowing what you were going to pull!

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It was fun to make a little mess with the contents of the 1992 Upper Deck box.

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I went through the cards and pulled a few that I thought might book decently, but most were just the early 90s junk cardboard that isn’t worth much. I guess the contents of the box were good and worth $7, but there is no doubt the suspense and fun I experienced breaking the box were well worth the money.

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I figure I will use the bulk of the other stuff for TTM. Leave a comment or send an email if you are interested in any cards from the set, and I will look through and see if I have them and send them out to you.

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