Thursday, January 6, 2022

Dime show

 Here's a few highlights from the most recent show I was able to attend.  Other than a couple of exceptions noted below, I ONLY spent money at dime boxes this time.  I think I brought around 130 cards home, but I will only show a few here.

2019 Panini Donruss - Independence Day Yadier Molina - Parallel Yadi's always make it for me.
2020 Topps Archives - Nickname Poster Pete Alonso - Probably only worth a dime, but it's a cool looking card.
1986 Donruss 'The Rookies' Bip Roberts - Bip!
2020 Topps Chrome Update Pink Wave Refractor David Ortiz - All Star cards are kind of gimmicky in Update.  Crazy refractor parallels are kind of gimmicky.  Regardless, I really like this card!
2020 Topps Chrome Update Pink Wave Refractor Bryce Harper - More gimmicky.
2021 Panini Donruss - Holo Orange Rod Carew - I think 2021 Donruss is a horribly plain and uninteresting set.  That said, a parallel of one of my all time faves, is a keeper!
2019 Panini Diamond Kings - 2004 DK Retro - Clayton Kershaw - Loved this set in its original incarnation. 
Jim Thome's - 2021 Panini Donruss - Liberty and Holo Red - The Thomenator in parallel.  Don't see many of those 'Liberty' parallels.  I prefer to call him Popeye, rather than Thomentator.

2009 O-Pee-Chee Black Border Joey Votto - This one seems kind of hard to find, so I am glad I grabbed it!
1986 Donruss 'The Rookies' Andres Galarraga - Big Cat XRC from the old days...
2019 Topps Gallery - Masterpiece Willie Mays - A decent parallel of a nice looking card of an all time great
1993 Topps Finest Jose Canseco - I want all the 1993 Finest.  Send them to me, please.
2020 Topps Holiday - Juan Soto (Candy Cane Bat Variation) - Probably my favorite of these cards.  I really like Soto, and the holiday parallels are a lot of fun.
2019 Bowman Platinum - Ice Refractor Joey Votto - Sparkly!
2020 Topps Update Series - Walmart Royal Blue Albert Pujols - Any parallel of Pujols is a parallel of mine.
1987 Topps - Box Bottom Steve Carlton - I don't even remember these mini box bottom cards.  Alzheimer's?  They are definitely cool for a dime!
1987 Topps - Box Bottom Rickey Henderson - Another dime well spent.

Here are the items that I paid more than a dime for:

$1
$1
$1
$1
$1

Nice old SI's for a buck each. Some all time great athletes on the covers!

Thanks for reading.



7 comments:

  1. The candy cane Soto from the cards and hippy Walton from the covers.

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  2. Solid dime box. I'd buy any Willie Mays cards for a dime. And even though I don't have the space for more magazines... I'd would have grabbed all of those SI's too.

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  3. I used to have that Jordan SI magazine when I had a subscription. Probably like 30 years old which is damn scary.

    I like '80s box bottoms because there's still some I've never seen.

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  4. So, in 1987, Carlton was depicted with the White Sox in the Topps base set, the Giants on that box bottom card, and the Indians in the Topps Traded set! Impressive!

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  5. Sports Illustrated is not a magazine that I've ever enjoyed reading. That being said, I still would've bought all of those.

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  6. I can always get behind a good dime box dig, especially one that includes a couple box bottoms! That Carlton is an awful airbrushing job, but an excellent Short Term Stop.

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  7. Love the Sports Illustrated issues- especially the one w/ Walton and Kareem. Nice finds!

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