I returned to the card show for the first time in two months yesterday. My Griffey guy was not there, so I had to make do with what I could find in the unorganized boxes of other dealers that were there. Luckily I have a reputation now, and one dealer put a Griffey aside for me that I couldn't pass up.
This is the rare 1st Day Production parallel from one of my favorite sets, '93 Stadium Club. The price was right, so it was an easy yes. I don't believe I'll be keeping this one in a binder, opting instead for one of those screwy screw cases.
That Flair on the left is one of those Section 2, Row 1, Seat 1 deals I still don't completely understand. Apparently it's very fancy, though, and it was a value. I may very well already own the one on the right, but who cares? It's shiny.
I don't mention it often, but I'm a big McCovey fan. I was also able to snag this one on the relative cheap. This is my first vintage relic.
With so few Griffeys to buy, I decided to try out a theory on some packs of 2014 Series 1. A dealer has a freshly-opened box and was selling packs 3 for $5. You see, I think I have a system for getting the hits out of fresh boxes of 2014 Series 1 based on my experience with the hobby box I busted last week. I bought just the top two packs from each of the four stacks of packs in the box. Is my system valid? Judge for yourself:
The rest of the inserts I got were pretty standard, but this is not bad for nine packs, right?
I miss getting excited about pulling Arod cards.
These last two are not inserts, but I did need them for completing my set. I have yet to scour my cards for SP's, but I will let you know.
I also scored this guy on the bay in exchange for money:
That's the gold one #/99. It's pretty cool, I guess. I lucked into it at a low price. I really want the framed '89 card and the rookie cup relic one.
I'll end with vintage because vintage is cool:
Forget that price tag - I got this at my LCS for a dollar. One dollar. Mr. Ryan is an alum of my high school, so I couldn't pass this one up.
Back to the Olympics!