In between working overtime on Saturday and participating in a live, Legend of Zelda escape the room game, I manage to fit in a card show.
This show advertised 45 tables booked, which would make for a big show. Unfortunately after working overtime, I didn't make it to the show until the afternoon so I couldn't spend as much time there as I would have liked. Probably for the best as my budget was only $12.
A low budget meant I spent all time browsing the dime and quarter boxes. The first table I looked at didn't have that much that interested me but I saw cards for sets I needed. Nothing too fancy.
I need most of 2015 Topps Series 2 so I picked up about 10 cards.
I also needed 1 more card to give me an even dollar amount so I found this Crown Royal die-cut of Raul Mondesi.
People typically like Bowman for the prospects and rookies but I like the design of 2016 Bowman that even the regular old pros are good enough for me. I hadn't actively been looking for base of Bowman but after seeing a fair number of Bowman, I decided to pick these up and add the set to my collection radar.
1992-93 Topps is a set that I'm always looking out for when I head to card shows. I've now realized I only have about 22% of the set so it might take me a finish up this set.
A couple random Upper Deck cards to round out this table.
After leaving this table part of me felt glad to knock down some set needs. A bigger part of me felt disappointed because my selections were so boring! Most of the cards above I could have just as easily purchased online. I feel like when I go to a card show I should grab something special. Something I wouldn't normally see.
Well the next table scratched that itch.
This will bump Griffey up to being #1 in my collection.
Several more Mariners pick ups including a couple base cards from high end sets like Tribute and Museum Collection. I also snagged a 2009 WBC card of Dae Ho Lee who played for the Mariners last year after coming over from Korea. I think this card marks his first card appearance.
Lastly, and somewhat randomly, there is a 2013 Topps Chrome refractor. I picked up this card only for the fact that this set looks metallic.
I'd say I made good use of my $12 coming away with some set needs and fun pick ups for the PC. I think the next card show will be in June and that should be the one that's only 5 minutes away. I can't wait!