Tuesday, September 23, 2014

9-19-14 card show report: Tigers that are vintage, retired, and fan favorites

Before my Saturday trip to Milwaukee to meet my brand new niece I headed to the monthly show at Gibraltar in Taylor to spend a little bit of my monthly budget.  Although I was taking into account that the place will be closing up shop soon, I found out that many of the sellers will be moving on to a nearby location to keep the monthly show alive.

A large part of what I found can be seen over at TMM tonight, but I did nab a few things to show off here as well:
Steve Boros 1963 Topps
Boros is one of my Michigan Baseball PC guys who also fits into my Tigers PC.  This vintage score was a nice deal for me as I hadn't acquired this '63 from elsewhere yet.  I happily paid $4 for it and will enjoy it as my oldest Boros until I get the rest posted.
Lance Parrish 2003 Topps Retired Signature auto
Parrish was an excellent offensive catcher for some of the better Tigers teams of the 80s including, of course, the '84 champs, and I'd been after a signature of him for a while.  As part of the $30 I gave to the first seller I worked with I landed this excellent '03 Retire Signature auto, the one of his I wanted the most but couldn't find cheaply enough online.  As is typical of this set I love the period-specific photograph plus the on-card auto, which is even better in this case since Lance's 'graph looks so good.
Mickey Tettleton 2014 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs Silver auto (#18/25)
Along with the Boros and a few trade bait pickups I landed this Tettleton from the other seller I worked with.  It was $4 by itself which I was more than happy to pay since I haven't seen it for less than double that on COMC or elsewhere.  Imagine my surprise, then, when I got home and flipped it over only to see the serial-numbering indicating it's actually the Silver parallel!  Jackpot for me, apparently.  I don't mind that Mick's featured here with the Orioles instead of the Tigers since he got such a card with Detroit last year.  I'm still including him with the rest of my Tigers hits as he'll always be a Motown fan favorite for me.

Don't forget to take a gander over at TMM this evening, then some of you can expect some fun trade packages before long!


  1. Another great deal on the Tettleton. You had a good day!

    1. You know it, I had no idea just how nice of a deal I'd gotten til I headed home! I grabbed that Van Slyke Fan Favorites auto from that same seller, now that I think about it.

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    1. Glad you like it--it was almost an afterthought, but I was happy to find it at a show like that. Yay vintage!