Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Local Mall Demolition = BAD!

Well I got good news and bad news.

Good news:  I got to go to a card show Saturday!  The monthly card show is the peak of my collecting cycle.  After that, I organize a little, blog a little, trade a little.  Basically do the card collector equivalent of an old man puttering around in the garden.  But this show is what ramps me back up for another month.  When I miss it, I usually get far less involved in collecting (and blogging).  It's a real battery recharger, mostly because I get super awesome deals every time!

Bad news:  It looks like the show is going on a semi-permanent hiatus.  The mall that it is at is being torn down and rebuilt in some undetermined fashion.  That is going to take a while.  The website that has the upcoming shows is blank for the foreseeable future.  Crap!  I'm bummed, because even though I get cool stuff from all y'all out in bloggy land and sometimes even off e-bay, the sheer quantity/quality for the buck has proven hard to beat at the old card show.  Lemme prove it!

Here are about half of the haul of old 3D cards from the 70's I picked up.  These were part of a stack of 50 or so cards I got from one dealer for $10.  I had never seen the set that the Gehrig was from before.

I think most of these basketball cards were from the same lot.  I know the Rose RC's Love and LeBron Radiance were for sure.  That Radiance is a cool looking card!

An original 1935 National Chicle for $4?  Yeehaw!

As you all know, I love me some Die Cuts!!  This one is especially die-cutty!

The relic cards below were $1 each.  Yeah, $1 each.  I'm gonna miss the show.  The Sheffield is #'d /25 and is listed as 'no pricing due to scarcity'.  I'm going to be rich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The next 2 were also $1 each, but I only picked them up as trade bait.  The Blalock is BEAUTIFUL, autographed and #'d /299.  And how could I pass up a HOFer relic with a stripe for $1?

There was a good bit more I got this time, I only showed what I figured people would be interested in.  Do you think I got as good of deals as I obviously think I did???


  1. Sweet pickups! That '35 Chicle is a major steal!

  2. That Chicle is awesome. You should see the completely destroyed Chicle I got for $4. Yours is in fantastic shape.

  3. I'm lovin' the Bagwell and Biggios!!! Can't believe you got them so cheap! Would love a shot at them both! Thanks!

  4. Congratulations on the $1 finds... especially the Larkin & Smoltz. The Kellogg's Reggie is awesome too!

  5. I love the Kellogg's, BUT YOU GOT A BLALOCK AUTO FOR A BUCK? Wow.

  6. i feel your pain, dude. seems that was the best card show in the world.

  7. The show is moving to Mall 205, next one is May 12. Got a flyer at Jantzen Beach at the show with the schedule on it. Maybe I will see you there.

  8. Hey any chance i could get that blalock off you?