Sunday, August 19, 2012

More Card Show Pickups, Pt. 1

As previously teased, here are some of my favorite dime and quarter box acquisitions from the card show I attended on Sunday.  A little bit of everything for the most part.

Here we go:

2004 Topps Fan Favorites Reggie Jackson, #117
I love Topps Fan Favorites!  Sadly, this was the lone card I came across from the 2005 set.  I'm a lot closer to completing the '05 set than either of the prior two.  Still a ways to go with that, as it is.  Anyone else collect these?  I love the idea behind it, and am always on the lookout for FF cards when I'm at shows.

2001 Topps Archives Reserve Gary Carter, #14
I picked up a few post-retirement cards of Kid.  This one has a refractor-like coating on it.  I guess that's what makes it an Archives "Reserve".  In the same dime box I found the regular '01 Archives and got that, too.  For good measure.

1987 Topps Glossy Rookies Will Clark, #4
Despite what the crooked scan would lead you to believe, this card is in very good condition.  I have two other copies of this card, and this one is by far the cleanest.  The first time I came across this card was in a 1987 Topps jumbo 1987.  It was my favorite card for many years of my younger collecting days, especially since I couldn't afford a 1986 Topps Traded of The Thrill.  It's still in my top 10, I think.

2004 Topps Retired Signature Dwight Gooden, #42
I'll be honest, I had no idea what this was.  I had to visit COMC when I got home to find out exactly what set this was from.  Prior to that, my initial guess was that it came in retail packs of 2004 Topps as a short print or some sort of insert or parallel.  Regardless, it was a Dwight Gooden card I didn't have.  And that was enough.

1992 TSC Members Choice Ken Griffey, Jr.
Another card set I had not seen before.  Yes, I know Stadium Club had put out "Members Only" sets in the early '90s, but I can't say I've stumbled upon any cards from '92 previously.  The photo showcases a classic Griffey pose.  Odds are that the baseball he just smacked did not land in the field of play.

1994 Yoo-Hoo Keith Hernandez, #7
In case you missed it over the weekend, Night Owl wrote a very nice piece about oddball issues from food companies and department stores, etc.  I couldn't agree with him more; I love these things!  I was kind of a Yoo-Hoo nut when I was younger (I still like it), so I can imagine the glee I'd experience if I opened a 12-pack of Yoo-Hoo in 1994 and found this card inside.  Hmm, I wonder if Keith is a Yoo-Hoo guy?  Might have to Google that...

I'll showcase a few more of my favorites in my next post.  

The anticipation, I know it's simply going to kill you!


1 comment:

  1. Hey, shoot me your mailing address, I have a small package ready to send you!