Monday, January 28, 2013

Card Show Pickups

I found a few items for my Sampler Album this weekend at the monthly mall card show.  I’d pretty much started ignoring the monthly show, since it’s usually comprised of only a couple of dealers.  They’re almost always the same guys, and their stuff is almost always the same.  However, with my new wonderful Sampler Album project,  I had reason to re-look through their offerings with a fresh perspective and new shopping needs.  Sure enough I found some stuff I could use.  I picked all of these out of a ½ off box, and spent a total of $8:

I’m really happy with the Jay Johnstone rookie card.   I read his book “Over The Edge,” in high school.  From what I recall, it was a pretty light, fun book about all the pranks he pulled in his career.  I honestly don’t remember a lot of details, since I read it over 20 years ago, but I do remember enjoying it.  Plus, Johnstone had a bit part in Naked Gun!  That alone makes this card a great add to my Sampler Album.

 The 1968 Mazeroski was a nice pick up too.  My 1968 page is really weak, and this helps. 

My other favorite from this haul is the Billy Martin card, from his days of managing the Rangers.  I love the crappy airbrush job on his hat!  A nice add to the 1974 page.

I suppose a good blogger would have scanned these individually and commented on each card.  After all, there are several HOFers in this group, and the more I look at it, the more pleased I am that this all only cost $8.  But I'm a lazy blogger.  I probably won't even try to come up with a nice and neat way to conclude this post.




Nick said...

Great deal!

That '74 Billy Williams is definitely one of my personal favorites.

Carl Crawford Cards said...

Topps airbrushing makes Topps, Topps.

Martyn said...

I really like the Mazeroski, have 1 myself.

Spiegel83 said...

Can entire coaching staffs get back on baseball cards again?