Wednesday, May 11, 2022

5/6/2022 show report: spring fling

This past Friday I was able to get back to my usual monthly show after skipping April's, and I'd go so far as to call it a triumphant return! Of the three shows I've attended this year I spent the most so far ($58 vs. $45 at the other two) and came home with some great stuff both for my collections and trade bait.

First I hit my usual seller's quarter, $2, and $5 boxes, with those being discounted at 5/$1, 3/$5, and 5/$20, respectively. I know I grabbed five of the $5 items but can't quite recall the rest of the breakdown. Either way, I was very happy with what I ended up with.

Here's a quick look at the goods for this month:

Trade bait! Kasa is #d /150 on the back. A Jake Jortles auto for under $2 seemed worthy of trade baitness. Hardesty is #10/25. And Shuler is "#28/366 AP". Feel free to claim one or more cards and we can try to work out a deal!
And my stuff, part 1: baseball and basketball. One Granderson is never too many, and this is the Metal Snowflake version of one of his Topps Holiday issues. Simmons' '73 Topps base set me back a reasonable $3 at my favorite vintage dealer, the only card I didn't buy from my usual seller. I thought the die-cut of Juwan looked cool for a quarter. Two more THJ autos give me three signatures and 10 overall hits of the former Wolverine, and one of those is numbered /149. Those were in the $5 box but set me back a bit less with the bulk discount. The LeVert jersey was in the $2 box and is just my third hit (and first relic) of another recent-ish Wolverine cager.
My stuff, part 2: football part 1: base and inserts. This almost entirely defensive scan includes Frank Clark, Rashan Gary, UM-to-Minnesota transfer Benjamin St-Juste, Josh Uche, and Chase Winovich, plus WR Nico Collins. St-Juste has just two non-auto/relic/Minnesota uni RCs I'm chasing and 2021 Rookies & Stars was one of those. Uche's Phoenix base is also a RC, and he joins Clark from that 2020 product. I believe I've corrected IDed Winovich's 2021 Mosaic parallel as Prizm Green.
And lastly, football part 2: the hits, all of which came out of the $2 box. The 2021 Rookies & Stars jersey of talented WR Nico Collins is apparently my first hit of his out of nine cards, and he represents the 230th different subject of my football hits PC. I would have thought I had the 2001 Absolute Memorabilia jersey of Griese (#d /300) but I didn't, so that's hit #26 for him. Same with the Henne UD jersey, which, granted, is a Gold parallel numbered /350, but despite his prominence in my collection (still #1 with 142 and counting!) it was new to me. And lastly I came up with one more Michigan uni card, a Blue Foil version of DB Channing Stribling's 2017 Contenders Draft auto, marking the third such card in his PC.

Besides all the fun stuff you can see that I added to my own collection here, a few trade bait cards got sent out already, and more will be going out in the mail soon for a lucky few trade partners of mine!

Besides working on those I'll be trying to get together a recap of my latest trade package, then returning to the piles of TCDB trades that are still filling up my desk. And enjoying this beautiful not-quite-summer weather!

5 comments:

  1. Haha! Will comment here to. Finally got the ohone to work

    I would be interested in Shuler and yankees dual relic

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  2. Great stuff! That Yankees dual relic is awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Fuji! I got it in case John Hollod needed it and he didn't but then Matt did so it worked out.

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  3. Those Winning Edge inserts are one of my favorite dime box sets. I have a couple copies of multiple guys, including that Howard, but could never resist buying more when I came across them.

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