I made the trip down to Taylor, MI, once again this afternoon for a card show, and if I expected it to be even more disappointing than usual, I wasn't disappointed! The lack of quantity and quality is just apparent from the moment you walk in.
Still, it wasn't entirely fruitless. I made two purchases for a ridiculously low total of just $25 (plus a bit more for some top-loaders, which are supplies and don't count towards my card spending). The second haul can be seen over on TMM this evening; here's what I got for $5 from another dealer:
39 base cards short of the set (not taking into account the contents of a trade package yet to be posted!). The guy basically quoted me $1 per card I needed, and since he had all six, I snagged them for his $5 price. On a related note, I tried to package in a 2013 Topps Denard Robinson variation auto, hoping to bundle everything up for $15 or $20. This guy's older, more clueless partner explained that "It books at $40, so I'm asking $24." I don't know on what planet that card goes for $40, or even $24, but it sure ain't this one. I think the highest eBay price I found was $10 or $12, and that was in the minority. Congratulations, clueless card show seller, you're an idiot. Anyway, it's great to have that rookie subset completed.
Since I spent so little at the show and had to stop at Meijer, where cards at 20% off this week (as well as around Black Friday again, fellow midwesterners!), I decided I'd finally get back into the retail pack game:
As I mentioned, please check out TMM for the bulk of today's card show haul.