Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Luzinski steals the show

 A recent card show produced with better than usual dime boxes!  Every card in the first three scans was in a dime box.  Don't believe me?  I'm not lying!

Ooooooh, shiny!  In fact, that Kershaw on the left scanned so shiny that I had to double check the actual card.  It's not quite that bright in hand, but still awesome.  These were such great finds, I had to double check that I was really looking through dime boxes. 

2007 and 2008 Moments and Milestones.   What a couple of weirdly conceived sets.  But for dimes, I will not be leaving these in the box!

Oddballs galore.  Just a lot of fun here.  I usually strongly prefer Eddie Murray in an Orioles uniform, but this Indians copy might be my favorite of this bunch.

Ok, end of the dime box bonanza.  Obviously, I grabbed far more dime cards than those shown, many of which were just as good as the ones I decided to scan.

Here are some I grabbed from various other places.  Some were in quarter boxes, some in 50 cent boxes and some from a stack I built at one table that I paid for in bulk.  More on that further down!

OK, back to that stack from one of my favorite dealers.  It took me about a half hour, but I built a stack of around 25-30 cards from his stock.  I'm pretty sure that the Brett, Sabathia and O'Neill refractor in the last scan were in the stack.  And the main card I was interested in was this one:
Sweet card!!  It had a price tag of $15 on it, which might be fair, but I am a notorious cheapskate, and wouldn't pay that much for it.  I carted the stack of cards over to the dealer and asked how much for all of them, hoping for one of his bulk discounts.  I told him I really wanted the Luzinski, which at the time, I thought was a mistake.  But he hemmed and hawed for a minute before saying, "buy the Luzinski at full price and I'll throw in the rest".  Yahtzee!

Gotta love those good quality dealers.  I guess that's why I keep going back to him!


  1. Nice pickups! Nothing in those first few scans screams dime to me so I think you got some amazing deals

  2. Nice pickups! I remember those Moments and Milestones sets and I think the big thing about those was every card being serial numbered back when they came out. There was also a Dice-K rookie in the ‘07 set that drove the product.

  3. Man...finding Kershaw, Miggy, and David Wright in a dime box is always good, but low SN cards of them? Wow.

  4. Negotiating over Luzinski in this day and age! That does my heart good. The Bull was a great player, especially with the Phillies.

  5. I haven't been to a show for awhile, but this looks like the kind of stuff I remember from dime boxes.

  6. Great finds, love that Luzinski.

  7. Looks like you found a great dime box. The Luzinski looks really nice too.

  8. I'm guessing that's a real auto, so the Luzinski wins it easily.
    But if it's a facsimile, the serial numbered Miggy wins it, with the fancy Boggs close behind.

  9. Love that Spot-bilt Brett! One of my childhood buddies had that card... and I always wanted a copy. Pretty sure I added it to my collection awhile back. Probably paid way more than you though.

    P.S. Sweet Luzinski!

  10. Great pickups! As a longtime Ripken fan/ collector, I am partial to those cards. I recently went to a card shop and loaded up on dime cards. Spent the better part of an hour going through the dime boxes.

  11. Always love dealers who are willing to knock a few bucks off their stuff. Makes me wanna shop with them even more. Also, those unlicensed '90s oddballs are weirdly endearing in a way I can't explain.