Sunday, October 5, 2014

What a show-my first card show in 30 years Part 1

Last weekend I drove almost to San Francisco to attend my first card show in many many years. I have to say it was a little over whelming at first but I found Fuji author of the wonderful blog Chronicles of Fuji, which has been an inspiration to my and my blogging. Most certainly a highlight of my blogging and collecting. Appropriately I met Fuji over some dime boxes. He was looking for Cardinals for me and I A's, Padres, and Japanese players for him. we both had great luck. Before these dime boxes I hit a guy's bins for a few vintage Redbirds, but it was the vendor I hit last which was having a buy one for $1 get four free-or 20 cents per. I must of spent an hour and half at his tables. This dealer had so many jumbo boxes of mostly inserts, parallels, and chrome I could't even go through them all. I will post the Cardinals' cards another time.

I thought I would start with the non-Cardinals I picked up for fellow bloggers. I knew I would run into Fuji and I was able to grab a few Japanese players from a 25 cent box before meeting up with him. While looking through the boxes and bins I scored a couple of cards for Matt of the impressive Bob Walk the Plank blog. Thank you for the cards Matt! I will need to get yours out.

2011 Topps Finest Cutch
1963 Post Mazeroski
1995 Pinnacle Zenith Nomo
2007 SP Rookie Edition Kei Igawa












2003 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Ichiro
The advice that Fuji gave me in preparing for the show was spot on-I think next time I will bring the 800 count box. I needed to bring something to drink because man I worked up a thirst but I am a little freaked outto have water near my cardboard.         

3 comments:

  1. Great seeing you there and hanging out. Hopefully I'll see you again in February. Btw... awesome Mazerowski! I'm sure Matt will love it.

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  2. It was a blast-I will be there for the next show-I love the Post cards. I picked up a Redbird for myself.

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    1. By the way that Maz is sweet. Thanks for thinking of me!

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