Thursday, February 18, 2016

Card Show Finds Part 2 - 75 cent cards

What can you get at a card show for 75 cents. Quite a lot actually if you're willing to sort through a bunch of cards. At one table a guy had a couple of boxes of cards for a dollar. He was offering 25 for $20. I pulled out 26 which he let me have for just $20. That works out to about 75 cents a card.

1995 Topps Traded Power Booster #8 Jeff Bagwell

"At The Break" was a subset in 1995 Topps Traded. Topps took this subset, printed them on thicker card stock, added some refractive foil on the front and included them as an insert called "Power Boosters".

2007 Artifacts Antiquity Artifacts Paul Konerko
A serial-numbered card with a striped jersey relic. Not bad for $0.75 when I didn't have any of these. 2007 Artifacts was a nice set. I'm not sure why this is called "Antiquity", Konerko wasn't all that old.

2009 UD A Piece of History Rookie Autographs Violet #111 Phil Coke
On the other hand, 2009 A Piece of History wasn't a great set, but I'll put out $0.75 for any autograph from any set from which I don't have a card.  Even if it's only Phil Coke. And a sticker auto. This card is currently available on eBay for between $7 and $8, so good deal.

2013 Topps Silver Slate Blue Sparkle #360 Khristopher Davis
When I saw this in the box I scratched my head wondering what it was. calls it a wrapper redemption.

2014 Bowman Chrome Dualing Die Cut Refractors Oscar Taveras/Gregory Polanco

A crazy die-cut card of the late, could-have-been great Oscar Taveras.

2014 Bowman Chrome Fire Die Cut Mark Appel

I never saw any 2014 Bowman Chrome in retail so these are a surprise to me. This is supposed to look like a burned card with, I guess, the player rising from the ashes?

2014 Topps Triple Threads #100 Ken Griffey
 High-end cards like Topps Triple Threads don't make it to my neighbor Target so this is a good find for me.

2015 Bowman Chrome Series Next Die Cuts George Springer
Come to think of it, I never saw any 2015 Bowman Chrome either, so more surprises. There are a lot of cuts on this card making it difficult to scan straight. The scan looks almost as good as the actual card.

2015 Bowman Chrome Prospects Profiles Minis #15 Mark Appel
 That Springer card had some intricate cuts but here they just lopped off the sides.

2015 Topps Chrome Blue Refractors #40 Jon Singleton
A nice refractor parallel I didn't have.

2015 Topps Chrome Sepia Refractors #23 Stephen Strasburg
I generally like Topps Chrome and their crazy parallels but I'm not sure that sepia was a good choice.

2015 Topps Chrome Pink Refractors #151 Jose Altuve
 Although I'm not sure that the color pink belongs anywhere near a baseball card but it sure looks better than that sepia card.

2015 Topps Triple Threads Gold #61 Craig Biggio
Not only a Topps Triple Threads card, but a gold parallel, numbered to 99 of Craig Biggio!


John Hazen said...

Nice pickups Love the burned Bowman cards.

Fuji said...

Paul Konerko jersey card for 75¢? Very nice find.