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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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More Ginter… I am hooked

As I wrote in my last post about the 2009 Allen & Ginter release it is my favorite product out right now, and after depleting the supply (limited) of my local card store I was on a mission to find a retailer that had the 2009 Ginter. That is what took me to the local Super Target, I mean if any retailer is going to have the product, certainly it would be the Super one right? At least that is what I was thinking when I drove over, sure enough there it was, a retail box of Ginter that looked like it had been previously searched, oh well, I guess I will just see what I can get and I snagged a few packs.

I just couldn’t pick what pack I thought felt the luckiest, I’ll be damned if picking cards isn’t something that makes you feel like a kid again! I couldn’t decide on just one pack, so I ended up walking out with 7 packs of 2009 Allen & Ginter, here is what I pulled…

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Here are my favorite pulls from the packs:

  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #338 – Jason Wong SP – This guy has his own card because he cracked the 2008 Ginter code!
  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #NP71 – Josh Hamilton National Pride Card – If you don’t like Josh for his incrediable comeback story, then you have to like him for his unforgettable homerun derby performance!
  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #NP58 – Derek Jeter National Pride Card – You know I love the Yankee captain!
  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #66 – Alex Rodriguez Mini – I like the mini cards, maybe that will be the set I will try to collect.
  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #AGHS8 – Derek Jeter Baseball Highlights – What a classic play!
  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #276 – Michael Phelps Mini Black Border Paralell – Nice card and nice paralell.
  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #AGHS9 – Frank Thomas Baseball Highlights – One of my favorite players growing up, I like these baseball highlights cards!
  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #333 – Nick Swisher SP – I like this guy as a Yankee, if you haven’t seen him during the bleacher creature roll call – check it out – he is a guy that has a lot of fun!

I love the 2009 Allen & Ginter series, I just am not too sure what part of the series I want to focus on collecting, so for now I am just going to enjoy busting wax!

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