And it ended up being a spectacular day.
Outside I mean. Did it ever get warm out! I shoulda been golfing.
Anyways, I was thrilled to get back into the swing of things with the local shows. Even if the turnout was pretty thin.
Not many tables and just a few regulars looking around. It made me comment on more than on occasion that this could be the beginning of the end for the monthly show. One that I have been attending for well over 15 years. I've said it a few times....I cringe for the day that the local card show goes away - because it will be for good me thinks.
But there were some goodies out and about on the tables. OPC was being gobbled up like a gunshot (whatever that means). The stuff is hot. I didn't have any luck grabbing any of the parallels I need. Bummer.
I did snag a Linden auto from National Treasures (I'll show that off later), a mask from Masked Men 6 (again....later) and a few "el cheapos". Lastly, I took chance on a sweet deal and I think it's gonna pay off.
But now....let's look at some cards.
#73 Camille Henry
Even I was surprised when I picked this one up. But I saw it with another card and added it into the lot.
This vintage offering is not in great shape and does have a few creases, but it just spoke to me.
I liked the slight off-centering, the muted colors and the facsimile signature. For $3....I said sure. It'll sit well in my "One Sheet, One Set" project (yes, I still think about that project).
I was hoping to see some cards for my Parkie Project but there were just a few....slabbed. Pass.
2010 Upper Deck World Of Sports
Athletes Of The World
#AW-30 Billy Casper
This card had a $20 sticker on it....but was placed in the $2 pile. I'm a sucker for a good deal.
I knew Billy Casper was an old-time golfer (legend shall we say). I wasn't sure how much autographed items he had out there but for a toonie...I took a shot.
And c'mon, he's got a solid signature eh?
Now both of those cards were grouped in with the following piece. I did a double take when I first saw it. And I'm still debating whether or not the seller knew what he had.
2012/13 In The Game Draft Prospects
First Round Pick
#119 Marc-Andre Fleury Gold (limited to 10)
This card scans like crap....but looks like gold in person - literally.
I knew that the First Round Pick cards had a regular silver version, a green emerald parallel and a gold toughie.
This one definitely looks gold to me.
It had a $4 price tag on it......but was plunked in the dollar box.
Now I bought the card knowing that there was a hardcore Fleury collector out there. I wasn't sure if he needed it, but for a buck...I'll take that chance.
Guess what, it's on his wantlist.
So it's going in the mail Monday. Shhhhhhhh. It's a secret.
Now let that be a good lesson for you all out there. If you're done looking for stuff you want, do a little digging. You never know what you might find out there.