The vendor tried to sell me the whole box of packs, and offered a really good price - but I passed on the deal.
Fast forward a couple months and I was ready to break up some boxes and do a group trade. I went back to the vendor and asked about the box, hoping to add it in to the break.
Well, of course he didn't bring the box to that show, since no one bought it after bringing it to several shows.
I asked him if he had anything else like it, and he said had a bunch of things and would bring them to the next show.
I ended up missing the next show, didn't see his table the following month... and then I took my road trip after that. I pretty much forgot about the boxes, even though I bought things from the vendor at each show I went to along the way.
The vendor is a Peyton Manning super collector, so I had been picking up a few here and there and set the stack aside.
At the Show on Saturday, I ran into the guy again. He didn't have a table set up, but he did have some things set aside for me. Amazingly, I had decided to toss the Manning cards into my bag before I left for the show.
Here's the box he saved for me:
Two boxes of 1995 Topps Stadium Club foil packs
one box of 1995 TSC rack packs
one box of 1998 Topps
one box of 1998 UD collector's choice
one box of 1996 Flair
He also included a small stack of Donruss Diamond Kings from the 2000s:
I'm going to have a blast breaking open these packs -- I might do a slightly modified group trade... if we've traded before and there's a similar gap in your collection, let me know what cards / teams you might be looking for. I'm sure I will have doubles in the 95 stadium Club, and who knows what will happen with the 98 Topps...