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Friday, May 18, 2012

Card Show Post-Mortem

Card show's over. It didn't go exactly as planned, but I was able to pick up a few doozies. I went with Quality over Quantity this time picking up 16 cards in total. Not enough for a Top 20 list, but once I post the Top 5 from the last show next week I'll do a Top 10.

Here's how my card show goals turned out as illustrated by ponies:

1) I have a very short list of cards that I will blow my whole wad on if I can find one.  Didn't blow my whole wad but CHECK

2) Pick up at least 1 card I need for my 1953 Topps set.  CHECK

3) Attack my Vintage Braves team set needs. CHECKITY CHECK CHECK CHECK

4) Snag a pile of cheap fillers for my '54-56 Topps sets. FAIL 

5) Look for cards for my '60, '63, '65, '71 and '72 sets. - Mostly fail except for one huge CHECK

6) Find one really good non-sport card. EPIC WIN

7) Grab an unexpected bargain like the '58 Musial I am too lazy to link. CHECK

8) Be on the lookout for cards for my fellow bloggers. FAIL. I tried, but couldn't find anything before time ran out.

So all-in-all a good show and he'll probably be coming back by August or September. Since you made it this far through a gauntlet of Ponies, here's one of the pickups from today:

1967 Topps Woody Woodward. One of those dang high number cards you have to have for a team set. Picked it up cheap and in pretty good condition. You'll have to wait for the rest, I gotta get some sleep tonight.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

Love the 1967 high numbers! I had none in 1967, got most of them in the 1980s, and just scored the Maury Wills rookie card last year.

I still need 4 of them for a complete set.