Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November Card Show Booty, and Fast

Alright - it's late, so we're gonna do this one quick and dirty....

As always, the non-Griffeys first:


I've wanted this Ted Williams manager card for some time.  Finally pulled the trigger.

 I bought a whole set of OPC Mets just for the Staubs.  The rest are up for grabs....

I was very excited to find Hometown Heroes jumbo packs.  Sadly I didn't pull squat on the Griffey front.

I also got a few packs of Update and pulled an auto....

....the same auto I just pulled a few days ago.  Ouch, Topps.

Okay, let's get serious:

Here are two 10-card Griffey sets.  The one on the left has a gold foil "Charter Member"stamp on every card and a numbered certificate of authenticity.  Despite all that, only three bucks.

I already had a bunch of these.  I do that a lot.

That one on the bottom right is a sample.  It has a blank back and that relic is printed on.  Anyone know what the deal is with these?

That Leading Indicators card is heat-sensitive like a mood ring.  I'd never seen that on a card, and I didn't know that was the gimmick when I paid for the card.  It may be my favorite of the bunch.


 I cannot begin to tell you how hard it is to get that Pacific insert into a sleeve.

These were the most expensive non-relic cards I bought, but they're beasts.  That Certified Team is like a mirror.

 Just a cool numbered relic, but what does the M stand for?

 A Mariners relic on a Reds card.  Had to have it.

And this one has a sliver of dirty ball embedded in it.  Another great show, and a nice talk with my Griffey guy.


  1. That is a boatload of Griffeys. Nice haul.

  2. "M" stands for "Materials"?

    Love that Williams, need to get me one of those. Haven't seen the "game used ball" relic before, that seems pretty unique. Wonder if it has any connection to Jr. or if it's just any old baseball. Cool stuff all around!

  3. That '71 "Teddy Ballgame" is one of my all-time favorite cards.

  4. Love the Leading Indicators insert set. In fact there's just something about the cardboard creativity collectors were blessed with during that era.