I don’t remember if I mentioned it on this blog or not, but a couple of weekends ago I was in Bristol, VA to visit the inlaws. Since I wasn’t home, where there are no card shops, I decided to Google if there were any there and I found one. So on Friday, I hit that shop and spent about an hour in there and picked up a few things. I got a box of pages for my stepdad who showed me his cards recently and he had the old pages that stick together so I told him he needed to replace those. I went through a box of relics that were 4/$10 and I found 4 of those. Then as I was walking around the store, I ran across these
That’s 5 1987 Topps rack packs and 1 1987 Donruss. They were 6/$5 and I decided what the hell and picked these up for the vintage collection. I didn’t get anything awe inspiring, they are 1987 after all, but it was a big boost to the 1987 Topps set. Then as I was checking out, he had a small box of 1954 Bowman at the register. I thumbed through those and found a White Sox card and grabbed it. You’ll see that later.
Then on Saturday, I drove down to see my cousin (Sluggo) who lives in the Asheville, North Carolina area who, as you know, I have traded with so he’s a collector as well. Although he has a relatively small collection for himself but he buys and sells at card shows which they have in his area every other weekend. The weekend I went down was the off weekend from the card show but he was going to take me a few places.
First we headed off to South Carolina to a flea market where a friend of his sells. We spent a couple of hours there and I got some great stuff. He had boxes and boxes of stuff. First I went through a rookie box at 5/$1 and found a few cards. Then I went through relics & auto’s box and pulled multiple Paul Konerko autographs. I knew I probably didn’t want to spend all my money on those but I set them aside just in case. Then I asked him about vintage. He had 5 boxes of vintage and I mean 1950’s and 1960’s vintage. I went through those and ended up with a huge stack of cards. First, I put back the Konerko auto’s. Then I pulled out my phone and pulled up my want lists (got to love the Google Drive app) and started going through them. I had so many cards that I was really hoping I had a lot of them already. After getting through all of them, I still had a pretty good stack but I said screw it and bought the rest of them.
After there, we headed home but took an alternate route to go through Hendersonville and stop at a card shop out in the middle of nowhere. A funny old man owned it and we spent a couple of hours there. I mainly browsed his 5/$1 books. I picked up a pretty healthy stack there, it was mainly 1990’s to newer stuff. Then I went to get my phone out to check my want lists, and no reception. I think he planned it that way just so I’d have to buy them all. Well, it worked because I did. I also picked up 3 relic cards at $2/each.
Then we headed back to his house and he had a few cards for me as well. It was really a great day, I really enjoyed hanging out with people and talking about cards all day. I wish there were decent shops around here that I could do that or at least a show once in awhile. All in all, I spent a little over $100, which for me, is a lot.
Now your asking why I didn’t show any of these single card purchases. Because I plan on showing them in the coming week so you’ll have to wait. I’ll go ahead and post this today, even though I already posted once (I like to keep it to once a day) so I can start showing all the great stuff starting tomorrow. Make sure you come back.