Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hit up a card show today!

It was good timing. I had won some money at the casino the night before (hit the nuts three times in a row, went well!) I discovered randomly that this card show exists in Newark, super close to us. The admission was 2 dollars. My wife and I went just to check it out and see if anything caught the eye. Most of the dealers there I had seen at the Philly Show in King of Prussia. It was nice to see the setup in a much smaller venue. It flowed well and everyone was super friendly and we had a really great time! Only had time for a couple hours but it was enough to see most of the display cases. There was a multitude of dime boxes for collector's too. Just didn't have the time to fish through all of them.

I'm going to start the card show show-off with a bit of a trifecta from 1983! I picked these all up from the same seller for a grand total of 9 dollars! I thought it was a great deal and was quite happy. We ended up chatting with the seller for a little bit and come to find out he's Rick Probstein's dad. (For those that don't know Probstein123 is one of the biggest sports card sellers on ebay) Not sure if anyone else there knows him but I'm a fan of his dad, super nice guy and easy going when it comes to negotiating a price!

Check out these rookies!

The current manager of the Phillies Ryne Sandberg! He had a great career with the Cubs, I'm hoping his managerial career turns around. I don't think he survives this current regime without winning. He hasn't had a ton to work with but that's the way it goes. Manager gets the blame regardless. 

Mr. Tony Gwynn! I know tons of you out there know this guy was a hitting machine. One of the best ever. It's a shame he passed away so young. 

Wade Boggs! Another feared Red Sox hitter. Bogg's won five batting titles. Tony Gwynn won eight. Wikipedia just told me some fun facts. He was ultra superstitious (which is awesome!)

Boggs was known for his superstitions. He ate chicken before every game (Jim Rice once called Boggs "chicken man"), woke up at the same time every day, took exactly 150 ground balls in practice, took batting practice at 5:17, and ran sprints at 7:17.[11] His route to and from his position in the field beat a path to the home dugout. He drew the Hebrew word "Chai", meaning "life", in the batter's box before each at-bat, though he is not Jewish.[19] He asked Fenway Park public address announcer Sherm Feller not to say his uniform number when he introduced him because Boggs once broke out of a slump on a day when Feller forgot to announce his number.[20]

It seemed to work, he did make the hall of fame! 

We got some more cool stuff, which I will be posting this week hopefully!   

Thanks for reading! 


  1. If you have been buying on eBay for the last handful of years I think it is almost impossible not to have purchased something from Probstein.

    Great deal on the 83's.

  2. Man, I can remember when those three cards would have cost close to two bills.