Yesterday there was an "old school" card showing being held at Gardena Serra High School. Gardena was the city I grew up in and still live only a few miles away from. I call it old school as it was held in a school gym and had less than 100 tables. There were some familiar faces that have shops and/or set up shop at Frank and Sons on a weekly basis. It reminded me so much of the late 90's shows I attended and considering Greg of plaschkethysweaterisargyle was going to be attending it was the perfect time to finish up a trade ( more on that tomorrow ) that we started over a year ago. This would be the first time I have met Greg in person and it is always nice to put a face to a blogger "voice"
I wasn't really look to buy anything as I was there for the trade and just to reminisce about the old days. But if there was a good deal to be had I wouldn't pass it up. I ended up buying all of these cards at one table. The first two are not for my collection and are solely for trade. I am sure Cano and Kershaw will be wanted by someone right? Contact me if anyone is interested.
Then I came across this on card autograph of Mo Vaughn when he was a member of the Angels. Not a pleasant time for Mo while on that team. No way was I paying $15 as I had no need for it but the price I did pay it made perfect sense to buy it for trade. Again if anyone is interested contact me.
The final card I picked up though I will be keeping. With massive pressure from Greg, ha ha, I went over and looked at some vintage cards and after going through a few years I came across this rookie card of Johnny Podres. Oh, he meant very little to the Brooklyn Dodgers, all he did was win game 7 of the 1955 World Series to give Brooklyn its first and only title win. Card is old but I always loved this design and with a price of $50 and then 80-90% off of all the dealer's cards I couldn't pass it up as I added my 1st vintage card to the collection since my re-entry to the hobby.
Only a couple hours were spent at the show but it was a great time. Picked up some trade bait, a great 61 year old card and met the infamous Greg and finished off a trade. Thank you again helping me spend my money Greg. Ha Ha.
Can't wait for the next show. I for sure will be attending.