Thursday, July 11, 2013

July Card Show Booty!

I've been in the midst of a major collection overhaul here at Junkie central over the past week.  I'll go into more detail later, but for now let me tell you about this card show I attended on Saturday.

We'll go Griffey-first this time....

One gentleman always has a table of relic cards and sells them to me on the cheap.  I usually pick up one or two every time I go.  This particular day he whipped out a stack of non-relic Griffeys that widened my eyes and loosened my wallet.  I never would have bought this many as he was looking them up in a Beckett (usually a bad sign), but then he started knocking off like 80% of the list price.  I was free to indulge...

Get used to transparent and colorful.

A very shiny Stadium Club variant.

I've wanted this insert for a long time but never seen it this cheap.

Right up my alley.

Also transparent and colorful, but this one's #/331.

Dugout netting in a card.  New to me.  A little damage but the price was right.

Yeah, I was on a transparent and colorful roll....

This is a very poorly-scanning card, but looks amazing in person.

Finally, here is another insert from '95 Leaf I need to complete that Griffey checklist.  All I need now is the Statistical Standouts insert and I'm done!  This card was definitely my best find of the show.

That's it for the Griffeys.  All about quality over quantity this time.  I did also buy 2 packs each of Panini Golden Age and 2013 Topps Series 2.  Here are the goods:

 I like the design this year, I like the Bad News Bears theme, and the card subjects are pretty cool.  I even pulled an insert:

A Houdini playing card.  I just had to show the back.  It's a looker.

Here's the Topps:

Sheffield relic!  This is the first relic I've pulled from any series of 2013 Topps.  Before this I'd pulled two auto and no relics - weird.

Last but not least, I picked up this sweet Hank Aaron from one of my favorite old guys:

I knew it had to be mine.  What a beaut.

That's it for now.  Stay tuned for more design timelines (Bowman is up next) as well as a post about my collection overhaul.  The latter may be boring, but it may also make you super jealous of my awesome new system.  Until then.....


  1. Love the Bad News Bears cards! I hope those make it into a dime box at the next show I attend.

    That Houdini insert is fantastic, too!

  2. Awesome Griffeys! I especially like the Stained Glass, Gallery of Heroes, and Clearcut acetate cards. And I'll be third to like those Bad News Bears cards.