As I explained in the previous post, my goals for the National were to add some autographed 1960-1963 Fleer cards to my collection. I was primarily interested in finding one of the three remaining 1963 cards I don't have in autographed form (Clemente, Boyer, and Farrell.) I didn't find any of them and the only 1960-61 I saw that I would have been interested in was a 1960 Jimmie Foxx. But, autographed Foxx cards generally sell for between $1000 and $1200. That was beyond my show budget, so I moved on to my second priority of knocking off some of the high value cards I needed to finish my 1956 set. My focus would be mainly on the Mantle and hopefully having enough left over to add a few of the commons and team cards I still lacked.
However, I got a little distracted. In fairness, it is easy to do at a show that large.
I managed to find 17 reasonably priced 1972 cards, including the several above. That Buckner card has eluded me for quite a while. I would guess I have bid on it on eBay set breaks at least a half dozen times without success. Glad to finally have stricken it from the want list.
I went into the show needing 43 cards to finish 1972, so if my math is correct, I ended the show needing 26 to finish the 787 cards set.