|My transportation for the day|
This past weekend was the annual summer card show put on by the Washington State Sports Collectors Association. When I started getting back into collecting cards I wanted to attend a card show. Fortunately, I found out about this show before it happened. Even more fortunate for me was that the card show was pretty much in my backyard! After biking to 7/11 for a Slurpee (which was absolutely necessary on this 90 degree day) I headed down to the show.
|Only half of the room with more to the right and behind me|
This was my first card show so let me talk about it a little bit before I get to the goodies. All the dealers were really nice and it was cool to see the hobby in action. There were a lot of cards on display, new and old, as well as other sports memorabilia. It wasn't that packed on Sunday but a few of the dealers I talked to said that Saturday was really busy, which was good to hear. Still, most of the dealers still had their tables set up until closing, which must mean that they were doing good business on Sunday as well. I'm kinda glad I went on Sunday because I think dealers were probably more willing to let cards go for a little cheaper.
I love the 2008 Topps design so I the two cards I found with it were a must have. In addition, the x-fractor parallel was neat looking. I loved the green looking Starquest card. The serial number card was worth a pickup since I knew it would cost less than the dollar. The short print heritage was also another one worth getting because of the low overall price. All told I purchased 7 cards for about $0.85 each.
|1996-97 Upper Deck|
|1992-93 Ultra + 1 Collector's Choice and McDonald's card|
This same dealer also had a 5 cent car box with an with an assortment of basketball. He had a deal of 25 cards for a dollar and I got 27. He had a few 1996-97 Upper Deck cards and since that is one of my favorite sets, I grabbed all I could see not worrying about duplicates of my collection since they were so cheap. I've also decided recently that I enjoy the 1992-93 Ultra set design and I bought a few cards to get me going on my set collection. It's a shame Fleer got lazy and reused the design for the 1993-94 Ultra set but I'm not too disappointed.
|Top Row: #B25 1996-97 Collector's Choice Insert; #220 1995-96 Collector's Choice|
Bottom Row: #103 & #193 1995-96 Fleer Metal
|Top Row: #179 94-95 Fleer Ultra,; #FB20 1996-97 Upper Deck Insert; #117 1996-97 Upper Deck|
Bottom Row: #179 1996-97 Upper Deck; #9 2001-02 Fleer Authentix; #295 1993-94 Upper Deck
|2014 Panini National Treasures - Colossal Materials #46 (09/99)|
|1996-97 Collector's Choice|
Take away the $3 admission fee and I spent only $20 for over 50 cards. A successful day!