Last month was the first card show I skipped since I started paying attention to card shows again. I thought my money better spent on COMC. Here are the cards I picked up, all for around 30 bucks:
I consider this one of the most interesting cards ever made. Embarassingly enough, I still wonder how they did it.... Was he holding a blue or green card and they added it later, or is it some early version of Photoshop? Madding, I'm sure you know, but don't ruin it for me! I'm enjoying my ignorance.
I've wanted an un-mustachioed Rollie for a long time, and that Hank Aaron is just a beautifully put-together card (1994 Topps had some gems). Then you've got Steve Lake with his pet cockatoo, Ruffles. Cockatoos tend to live a long time, up to 70 years, so I wonder if that guy is still alive today. Plus I don't always collect basketball cards, but when I do, they have rainbows over the Golden Gate Bridge. Yowza.
I also had to stop into my LCS for 5000-count box I'm using for a secret baseball card-related project that has taken up nearly all my blogging time. While I was there I snagged a few neat cards just for me.
That Chipper rookie is one of the few I don't already have. The big Unit '89 UD offcially completes that set for me - very exciting. The '90 Leaf Frank Thomas RC is one of the great ones of my time, so for a buck I just couldn't pass it up. The Yaz just kind of spoke to me, as did ol' Gern. I've been trying to pick up that Yogi on ebay and COMC for cheap, but none doing. It's one of the most iconic manager cards ever made. And finally, yes, that is an Aaron Brooks autographed card. He's kind of a joke in NOLA, so I guess I kind of bought it as a goof.
I feel better when my money goes to cards I already know I love and want to keep as opposed to packs and packs of cards that, while some are cool, just cost too much to gamble on. That's why I'll keep going back to COMC. You other bloggers make sure to keep posting new cards for me to drool over, especially if they have names like Stubby Clapp and Urban Shocker.
Did you notice that none of the above cards are Griffeys? What is happening to me? Am I becoming a collector again?