Went to our local card show this past weekend. This was my first show in probably 20+ years so I was excited to go. I didn’t have much money to spend so I planned on hitting the cheap boxes and boosting my White Sox collection. I would love if my LCS actually had boxes like this but it sucks. It’s actually located in this same mall and I still didn’t bother to stop in there. Back when I was a kid, I used to go to this mall and it was packed solid with tables. This time I walked in at the center of the mall and didn’t see a card table. I went right and at the very end of the aisle/hall there was 1 table. Now mind you, this mall is huge, not just a little run of the mill mall. I stopped at the table and really was just shocked that there was only 1 table in the whole mall. I went through his .50 box and pulled a bunch of vintage cards for myself. Then walked around the other side of the table and found a .25 or 5/$1 box and went through it. After pulling some more vintage, I realized some of the stuff I grabbed out of the .50 box was also in this box so I took them from the cheaper box and put back the dupes in the .50 box. I ended up spending $10 there.
By then I had gotten a text from my wife who told me there were a lot more tables on the other side of the mall. So I headed that way and there was definitely more tables. Certainly not as many as back in the day but maybe another 10 or so more. I started hitting their cheap boxes and ended up spending another $8. So I left only spending $18 total which is around what I was going to purchase. I did go through some of the jersey/auto cards hoping to find some Sox cards but didn’t really come across anything that jumped out at me. I’m only an hour and a half from Chicago so I imagine the Sox and Cubs get picked through pretty quickly. So I left with a bunch more Sox cards and quite a few vintage as well. Here are some of the highlights.
Picked up some Buehrle (although now that I’m checking before I post, I don’t think that middle card is a Buehrle, oops) who is another one of my favorite Sox players as well as some Rockin’ Robin Ventura.
Carlton Fisk and Jack McDowell are also some favorites. The McDowell is a rookie. I realize none of these are worth big bucks, but since I’m just starting off my collection again, it’s great to see the cards I used to have in my hands again.
Stay tuned for post #2, I know you can’t contain yourself.