Saturday, January 26, 2013

Local Card Show: A Fistful of 10 cent bins

It snowed last night, covering the driveway in a lump of snow, and making it incredibly cold. Yet that wasn't enough to keep me from driving out to the local mall for a card show today. I've been going to considerably less of these lately, but whenever I do go, I make sure to fill a brown bag up with scoured commons and cool stuff, derived from 10 cent bins. Which I accomplished today, from a few different dealers.

2012 Topps Update (I got quite a bit of this): Matt Cain HL, Josh Hamilton AS, Jamie Moyer HL, Adam Dunn AS, Asdrubal Cabrera AS, CJ Wilson AS, Andrew McCutchen AS, Justin Verlander AS, Giancarlo Stanton, Roy Oswalt, a clearly photoshopped Michael Pineda, Rafael Soriano, AJ Burnett, Ernesto Frieri, Jake Westbrook, Brett Myers, Andrew Cashner
2008 SP Authentic: Chien Ming Wang, Frank Thomas, Grady Sizemore, Greg Maddux, Jim Thome, Pedro Martinez
2002 Topps Archives: Luis Aparicio, Rollie Fingers, Fergie Jenkins, Rich Gossage
2001 Topps Archives Dave Winfield
1983 Topps Tom Seaver
1982 Topps Dave Winfield
2002 Diamond Kings ICHIRO
2004 Diamond Kings Roy Oswalt, Brandon Phillips
2005 Diamond Kings CC Sabathia
2000 Topps Update Barry Zito Rookie! Probably worth a lot more after his 2012 season, but not as much as it did in 2002.
2002 Topps Rickey Henderson, Randy Johnson
2001 Golden Moments of Jackie Robinson
2007 Topps 52 Rookies of Ubaldo Jimenez
2007 SP Authentic Nomar Garciaparra, John Smoltz
2008 UD Masterpieces of Hunter Pence
2002 Topps Heritage Kerry Wood
2007 Topps Heritage Randy Johnson
1999 Topps Gallery Manny Ramirez
2000 Topps Stadium Club Curt Schilling
2001 SP Authentic Greg Maddux
2003 Playoff Prestige Rickey Henderson

2012 Topps Prime (Hobby version, which means Thick Version): Desean Jackson, LeSean McCoy, Ray Lewis, Ladanian Tomlinson, Drew Brees, Calvin Johnson, Jay Cutler, Maurice Jones-Drew
2012 Topps Prime Gold: Matt Ryan, AJ Green
2012 Topps Prime Primetimers: DeSean Jackson, Josh Freeman
2004 Topps Total Matt Schaub ROOKIE! And if that's not enough...
2004 Topps Matt Schaub ROOKIE! I got both of those from the same dealer. And also,
2004 Topps Kellen Winslow Jr. ROOKIE!
2000 Topps Troy Aikman, Terrell Owens, Marshall Faulk, Jerome Bettis, Tony Gonzalez, Marvin Harrison, Steve Young, Deion Sanders, Edgerrin James
1999 Topps Curtis Martin, Marvin Harrison, Terrell Owens, Jerome Bettis, Tony Gonzalez
2005 Topps Steven Jackson, Marvin Harrison, Clinton Portis, Curtis Martin, Larry Fitzgerald
2002 Gridiron Kings Marvin Harrison
2003 Gridiron Kings Rich Gannon (!), Clinton Portis, Terrell Owens, Curtis Martin, Todd Heap
2012 Topps QB Reprints: Jim Plunkett, Dan Fouts, Steve Young and Phil Simms
2006 Turkey Red Terrell Owens, Ray Lewis, Clinton Portis, LaDanian Tomlinson
2007 Topps Maurice Jones-Drew, Marques Colston, Tony Romo
2000 Topps Gallery Randy Moss, Terrell Owens
2004 Fleer Showcase Tony Gonzalez, Ricky Williams
2004 Topps Edgerrin James, Tony Gonzalez
2000 Fleer Tradition Hines Ward, Marvin Harrison
2002 Topps Tony Gonzalez
1997 Topps Terrell Owens
2001 Topps Tony Gonzalez
2004 Flair Marvin Harrison
2007 Topps HOF Thurman Thomas insert
2003 Topps (Heritage?) Tony Gonzalez
1993 Topps Joe Montana (Card 200. The other Montana from that set I got at another show)
1995 Topps Jerome Bettis
2003 Fleer Authentix Ahman Green
2008 Topps Black Brett Favre
2007 Upper Deck Donovan McNabb
1988 Topps Jerry Rice

So yeah, that was a pretty nice show.


  1. Nice haul. Which mall show? As I'm also in New Jersey (and not laughing), and I would like to hit some places out of my immediate area, broaden the horizons as it were.

    1. The one I went to today was at the Moorestown Mall, and that one, as well as the Voorhees Town Center, are the two close to me that generally have recurring card shows.

  2. Burlington County and Camden County, respectively. Both about 20 to 30 minutes outside of Philly.

  3. Love 10¢ bins... nice finds. My favorites: 1988 Topps Jerry Rice, 1983 Topps Tom Seaver, 1982 Topps Dave Winfield, & the 2000 Topps Traded Barry Zito.