"Saturday is Card Show Day" is my usual refrain and Blog Title for attending the card show, but today I have to give a shout out to the vintage guy. Kurt is moving to Raleigh, and it is our loss and the East Coast's gain. Kurt had a couple set needs for me set aside, and we'll get to those eventually. But anyone reading the blog that attends card shows in Raleigh, you're in for a treat. Kurt has treated me better than any other vendor at the shows in MN, and it won't be the same without him.
It was a big day at the card show!
How big? Well, take a gander at how freaking thick this card is...
Compare it to a single 1967 Topps Zoilo Versalles!
Speaking of Zoilo Versalles, I picked up a couple Twins from Kurt's .50 boxes
Some "at the bat rack" mini collection guys....
a 1980 Junior Ortiz card?!?! Don't mind if I do. Nice shades, Junior.
an Odd Great One
"Frequent" . . . Ya think?
I rarely collect any football, but the fact that he's the holder for a kick is pretty cool. Impressive mustache, too. Those three also came in a big bargain box. I also found a dime box down the aisle:
I somehow missed Jose Canseco's Expos days. He's secretly a Blue Jay in that Leaf card.
Between the dime box and the bargain vintage, I picked up some serious trade bait, too.
A big lot from this set
And lots more fun vintage here.
Speaking of vintage, I decided to start more seriously collecting the 1969 Deckle Edge set -I'll be adding a line to my vintage want list soon.
Set building continues on the 1956 Topps set . . . Slow and steady!
Now things are getting interesting!
Dave's Rookie Card was at a price I couldn't pass up. Dave was born on the same day as Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard Round The World" - fun fact!
I told about some set needs that Kurt helped me with... Blackwell is an upgrade, but this next guy...
IS THE MAN!!!
This card is trimmed and guess who has two thumbs and doesn't care? THIS GUY. I am very nearly done with the 1948 Bowman set, and I couldn't have done it without Kurt's help. He was able to work with my limited budget to find cards that made both vendor and buyer happy.
Thanks again Kurt!