With all those things, it would have been a pretty bleak day if I didn't have a card show to go to. It had actually been in doubt if the scheduling of my games would allow me to go, but the 1st game was at 8:00 AM so I had time. However, there was good news, and there was bad news. The bad news was that there wasn't a dime box. The good news was that there was a nickel box instead. It was very good too. A lot of them I would've been happy to get for a dime.
I got this 1995 Fleer cardjust for kicks. The only one I had was previously was Jeff Bagwell, who was on one of the few teams that actually had a fairly conservative fronts.
I count 1980 as the last "vintage" year, so it's always nice picking up cards from that year on the cheap.
O-Pee-Chee!(I've always thought that Sixto Lezcano is the funniest name ever)
I'm sluggishly trying to complete this set, really just because I have a lot of players from it and it's rather cool.
Nolan Ryan looks SO young in that picture! It's always weird seeing him as a Met, but this just doesn't look the 40-year old pitcher I'm accustomed to seeing!
Now THIS doesn't look like Nolan Ryan!
Oddly enough, on Saturday I got 2 cards of a player sucking on an lollipop without realizing it until afterwards! Note: Who has a lollipop while stretching?
And now for the odd-ball parade to begin!
You can't tell, but the Murphy on the bottom left has a crease.
1990 Pacific looks a lot better than 1989. It's actually a pretty nice set.
This Denny's Joe Carter card is really cool. It is pictured next to the Kent Hrbeck that I got, which turned into a mirror every time I tried to take a picture of it. The Joe Carter was kind of tricky too.
I really love the Swell baseball cards.They always look pretty cool, and generally show players I like, like "Le Grand Orange", who had one of the strangest nicknames ever.
Fernando Valenzuela looks like he's bemoaning the fact that this card sold for a mere 5 cents.
I thought this Sparky Lyle card was a cool card from later in his career.
I really love this set because it has a really nice, clean design, and a lot of older players. That Marichal is one sweet card. Sometimes I have a little fun imitating Juan Marichal's leg kick.
This a really, really cool card. 1)Omar Vizquel is wearing a perfectly horrendeous shirt. 2) He's right by a car, and 3) He has his Gold Gloves on the front of the car. I've shown a ton of nice cards, but there are still 228 cards I haven't shown from the nickle box. And they were all Conlon collection.
|Here's a picture of all of them.I like the conlon cards and didn't want to put many back.|
The other card was this one. I really like 1969 Topps and so this was a nice pickup. I ended up coming home with 362 cards and a couple dollars still left.
Thanks for reading!