Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dime cards can be the best deals

A couple of days ago I posted my first entry on my blog.  I'm not sure if anybody has read it, but I thought that I will try it again.

Recently, I went to the card shop in town and I was able to purchase a stack of cards for a dime each.  I am always willing to purchase a card I like for a dime.  At times I think that I have too many baseball cards, but I always like to look through a box of baseball cards to see if there any dime cards that I like that I'll buy to add it to my collection.

Here are a few of the cards I bought.

I was able to get a Topps 1984 Ozzie Smith All-Star card.  I think I already had this one, but it is one of Ozzie's first cards as a Cardinal, and was happy to add it to my collection.

I grabbed this 1993 Stadium Club Mike Piazza.  It is an early Piazza card and he is pictured in a Dodger uniform wearing number 25, not the more familiar number, 31, that he wore throughout his career.  Pretty cool card of a future Hall of Famer.

I was able to get a Topps 2010 Ken Griffey, Jr.  I think this is Griffey's last player card. It has his career stats on the back.

I always wonder what Griffey's final stats would have been if he hadn't been injured as a Red in the early 2000's.

Here are a couple 2007 UD Masterpiece cards.  One is of Chris Chambliss' homer from the 1976 ALCS that defeated the Royals and returned the Yankees to the World Series.  The second is Bucky Dent's home run from the 1978 one-game playoff against the Red Sox in Fenway Park.  By the mid to late seventies the Yankees, for a short time, had returned to the top of the baseball world.  I am not a Yankee fan, but these are nice cards of a couple iconic Yankee home runs.  Pretty nice cards that share baseball history that younger fans may not be aware of.     

I got a Topps 2007 Hunter Pence rookie card.  I know that collectors don't think that the Topps 2007 is the most appealing card.  With Pence now going on to greater fame as a Giant, it was nice to acquire one of his cards with him pictured as an Astro.

Not a bad haul for 50 cents.

I always wonder what the owner of the card shop here thinks when I walk out of his shop spending just a few dollars.  Does it really make a difference?  I've seen other people spend hundreds of dollars on cards and then here I come with a couple dollar transaction.

Well it is raining here today, and not much to do, maybe I'll drive across town to see if there are any new dime cards for sale.

1 comment:

  1. This was a great haul!! Especially for 50 cents! I will have to put that Griffey sunset card on my radar. Glad the Mariners got him back so he could ride off into the sunset in the same place he started. 1989 - 2010 is an impressive career and I too wonder, what if. I sure do love The Kid.
    I have come across a couple of those masterpieces... what a work of art they are! Masterpieces even.