1966 Topps Baseball Wantlist

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Holiday Weekend TriStar Relics

There were a number of dealers with reasonable prices for relics-I even mangled to pick up a Yadi! It didn't cost me an arm and a leg. I hope everyone has a safe weekend and that we all keep in mind that freedom isn't free.

A few weeks ago we took in a Portland Timbers (my adopted MLS team) and the SJ Earthquakes. We bought tickets that allows us to sit in the Audi Club at field level-bingo! But man was it cold, I actually had to buy a blanket and my wife a scarf. Of course I recorded the nationally broadcasted game-and alas I spotted us.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

TriStar Autos Royal Wedding Edition

Been pretty busy lately and I am a little behind in postings. As I sit here with the Royal Wedding on in the background I find myself with much time. Here are the autos picked up at the April TriStar show. I picked up several for $3 or less from "Relic Guy", and the Weaver, De Jong autos from another dealer for $5 while I talked with Cardinals' fan David. Then last but not least a number of others from the COMC dude for .75 cents. Yes, that is cents. All images are borrowed as I am having issues with our new scanner.

Except for the Fred Lynn all of these were had for .75 cents-not sure why there are so many Pirates but I can't resist these throw back issues.

Monday, May 7, 2018

TriStar "Vintage"

Truth be told I didn't really look for vintage at this year's show for a few reasons:

1. I find the show's lighting to be too dark to be able to detect flaws on ungraded cards

2. I haven't found too many bargains at this show. One dealer asked me what I was looking for when I was flipping through his Bowman. I said "1955 Red Shoendienst" expecting to be told sorry don't have. But alas, he had one he marked at $30 which was way to steep for me in that I can locate other copies on the Bay that are graded PSA 6-7 for not too much more. I could have bargained with him a little I am sure but see #1 as to why I didn't.

3. There were a ton of bargain vintage but I am condition sensitive and I wouldn't be satisfied with what ever I bought, forcing me to buy another more desirable copy.

However, I did pick up a few "vintage" non-baseball cards. There was one dealer next to Mr.Haverkamps' friend that had much vintage basketball and I was able to whittle down my ABA St. Louis Spirits' needs list to one for the '74-75 and three for the '75-76 team sets.

The three cards Spirits' 1975-76 Topps cards picked up are-

Fly Williams RC , Team Leaders (Marvin Barnes / Freddie Lewis), and Team Card

The other "vintage" non-baseball card was a 1983 Topps Football Ottis Anderson-which is helping complete that issue.

The same dealer I picked up the Ottis Anderson card was also the one I grabbed a slabbed PSA 8 1979 Cardinals (baseball) rookies (Terry Kennedy) $3! Yep $3. Who could resist? This was also the last table I hit for the day.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Contest time-come one, come all

Hi everyone, friend of the blog and our favorite A's collector, Mr. Fuji, is holding a contest for his loyal and new readers. Pease click here for all the juicy details. Many thanks Mr. Fuji! Hope to see you at Serramonte.

Good Luck!