Saturday, June 25, 2011

Card Show Loot Part 1

There is a monthly card show in Fayetteville that I try to attend when possible.  I wish I had a picture of it.  It's pretty pitiful.  However, I can usually find something I want,  so I keep showing up each month.  The dealers and selection don't really change that much from show to show.  I'd love to go to a big show sometime, but it's probably better for our bank account and my standing with the lovely wife that I don't.  Here was the best card I got today:
Not a game changer, but a graded Gwynn rookie is a nice addition for me.  At the same table I for some reason purchased this:

I have recently been awakened to how good Craig Biggio really was, which is why the card caught my attention. However, this is a 1989 Donruss card.  Graded 8.  I didn't spend much on it, so I don't have buyers remorse.  I think I was just confused when I saw it.  Someone sent this card in to get graded, and from what I understand, that is not a cheap thing to do.  I don't understand why this was sent in for grading, and I don't understand why I bought it.

So I've shown the best card I bought, the most confusing card I bought.  Here is my favorite card I bought:

Nick Schmidt was one the best Razorback pitchers of all time.  He is currently in the minors dealing with injuries, and has not yet got on track as a pro.  He was drafted by the Padres in the first round in 2007, but I'm not sure if he is still with them.  Regardless, I loved watching him pitch, and this card is really nice.  It's very shiny and numbered to 500 and has a swatch of a Razorback jersey.

Tomorrow I'll subject you to my dime box prizes.


1 comment:

The Lost Collector said...

Nice! Someone must have really liked Biggio.

Donruss Elite Extra Edition are some of my favorite cards.