Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June Card Show Haul - Miscellaneous

I wasn't going to blog this week, but it is first thing in the morning. I am nursing a tasty cup of coffee and am not really wanting to ponder the day ahead. So, I am going to knock this one out and put a bow on the June 9 card show. This isn't going to be one of my better pieces. But, if you want something Pulitzer worthy get yer ass out here and help me load hay. When ever you start to wonder about your sanity because you collect 2.5" by 3.5" pieces of cardboard, just remind yourself that not only do I buy the same pieces of cardboard, I also drop a couple G each year on dried up grass clippings. You should instantly feel better about yourself.

Your welcome.

One of my goals was to peruse the vintage dollar boxes.  The one dealer, who had a huge box of late 50s early 60s for a dollar each at the April show didn't have it with him this time.  So, I went through Roger Nuefeldt's discount box (which is usually $2/$3/$4 cards), as well some boxes of Big Red Sports Cards, who has dime/quarter/dollar/ five dollar boxes.  I came back with a small set of super sweet cards.

1953 Clem Labine. I don't have many cards from 1952 through 1954.   After having recently read Roger Kahn's "The Boys of Summer" I don't have as visceral a reaction to Dodgers of the Brooklyn variety.

Poor cropping job. Sue me. I can't figure out my feelings for Billy Martin.  I loved him as a kid because he was the fiery manager of my beloved Yankees.  But, by most accounts, he was also a miserable SOB. I suppose a few years of therapy might help me sort it all out.  However, in the mean time, I added another 1956 card to my collection.

And another.  The recently departed Moose Skowron.

Oisk.  This one was actually sent off to Chris Potter Sports last weekend to be autographed.  but more on that later.

I am not sure why Laird is labelled as an outfielder. He is mainly a third baseman.  Typical Topps quality control, I guess.

2011 Topps Marquee Jackie Robinson. I just like it.  The full bleed cards are pretty cool.

1990 Swell Enos Slaughter autographed.  This is my favorite card of the whole show.  It set me back a tenner, but I think it was well worth it.  A signed card of a Hall of Famer.  Does it get any better than that?  No, I tell you, it does not.

So that is it for the June card show.  I've got a couple other posts in the pre-planning phase. But, the next few weeks may be a little lean.


  1. If I ever get to a show, I'm not buying anything newer than 19whatever. I just want some of those sweet vintage deals! Best of luck with that hay. I did that for my grandpa as a kid and it was brutal.

  2. what's hay? haha just joking, you know. hope the work goes by faster this year.

    sweet cards, most especially the boys from Brooklyn.