The first booth I came to wasn’t very promising. It was full of LPs and entertainment autos. They also had some non-sports cards and the only thing that caught my eye was complete sets of Garbage Pail Kids. Series 2 was $30 and 3-5 were $20 each. Non-sports are not for me so I didn’t waste any time with the booth.
Booth 2 wasn’t much better. NASCAR cards, 8x10 autos, and a bunch of sports lithographs. He only had one little case of cards and it was full of… well, crap. I did notice something else though. He had 3 old boxing cards tucked in behind his little glass case. They didn’t look at all familiar to me so I asked him about them and he said they were a 30s German set. That was when I noticed that they had German on the back. One was a Schmelling vs. Sharkey card and the others were guys I never heard of I asked him how much and he said 15 a piece. He wouldn’t really work on the price either because best I could get out of him was 12 each if I took them all. I passed on it but I kind of wish I bought them now because they were gems. I mean I never saw a 30 something cards in the shape that these things were in. They would have graded high if someone tried it. I mean real high.
I gave up looking through regular cards and decided to look at oddball stuff since I could remember it better. I looked through a bunch of Topps Stamps, Embossed, and a bunch of Fleer Stickers with no Red Sox to be found. Post was void of Red Sox also but I did find this.
The next booth was also 5 tables back to back with the first one. About half of his boxes said 90% off Beckett. But as I looked through cards there were no prices. He was helping somebody else at the time and since I don’t’ know what Beckett prices are I went on to the next booth.
Booth 3 was actually really really impressive. The guy had probably 200 Ultimate patches. I spent a few minutes looking at them because they looked really nice. But when I go to a card show it is vintage or nothing. Not everybody thinks like me because he had more people looking at his booth than anyone else.
Booth 4 was coins, 5 was Jerseys and NASCAR, 6 was jersey cards. Not a few jersey cards tons and tons of jersey cards. He had at least 4 tables of monster boxes filled with nothing but jersey cards. Again nothing new for me so it was on to number 7.
Once again I was without my list so I asked for oddball. He pointed me to a basket on the end of his table.
I could have found this one basket alone and been happy with the show. Here is what I found:
1940 Something Johnny Pesky Some kind of card. - I don’t know what it is and the guy I bough it from didn’t either. But for $1.00 I wasn’t passing it up. Again I expect some reader to know what this is. I’m sure someone like Dayf that is an encyclopedia of baseball knowledge will know what it is. I scanned it alongside the Roe to show how big it is because the 54 Bowman is oversized itself.