Not only did I get bullied around at Cleve's Tuesday night, I walked out with something I had no business walking out with. More on that later. I did get two cards I'm happy about, and the way my night went I guess I should be grateful. I didn't get too much of what I really wanted, so I guess August-erity is still on track. There were a ton (around 35) of people at the auction Tuesday night, which is a pretty packed house, and many were irritatingly in buy mode. In fact, I don't everything was bought Tuesday night which isn't usually the case. Are cards making a comeback? My perception, based not only on Cleve's increasingly popular auctions, is that card interest is on the upswing. Is anyone else sensing that?
Anyway, here are the two cards I bought:
So, sure the card purchases were fine. I'm also proud of myself for yet again refraining from a 3,000 count goodie box of crap. However I did make a bit a poor move tonight. Cleve whipped out a stack of last minute vintage comics that had pretty high book value in good condition. Thing is, these were not in good condition. However, everyone was getting into it and when a lot of 2 old Avengers comics came up, I got sucked into the fun, joined the mob, and made a bid. Here's what I got:
1959 Ed Mathews $6: A A great card for my sampler album
1961 MVP Ernie Banks $5: A+ great value for a cool player to collect
1960s Avengers Comics $8: C I guess they're cool, but come on Napkin!