Sunday, December 2, 2018

It's not jewelry, but it's Tiffany!

The Wife and I spent some time in Oaks PA this Saturday at the Card show. It's the same one they did at the Valley Forge Casino in King of Prussia but due to renovations to that space they moved the show to Oaks. (They are only a few miles apart venue wise) Parking was crazy, there was a Beer fest, a gymnastics competition and a Coffee and Tea festival all going on as well at the same time. The show itself I thought was really good. Lots of different dealers and lots of things to see. Tons of vintage and unopened and modern, anything to suit your tastes. I didn't have a crazy budget for this one but still managed to snag some cool cards. Going to show them in different posts but figured I'd start with the most expensive card I bought. 

Spent 60 dollars for this beauty fish (Brian Regan joke). I now have the 1990 Topps Tiffany and 1990 Bowman added to the Frank Thomas collection. This card gives me currently 824 different Frank Thomas cards. Even though I have way more Ryan Howard relic and autos I believe my Thomas collection has more variety. Granted there is more years to collect Thomas and he has plenty of cards in newer issues as well. Still can't beat the classics. Always enjoy asking for prices on cards I can't afford. I saw a few 1952 Mantles as usual, PSA 1's were 9-10 thousand depending on how messed up they were. Nuts!

Unrelated note. Occasionally the wife likes to put together jigsaw puzzles. (I help but not really) Regardless the debate is this, after she completes them she doesn't take a picture or anything just looks at it for a second and then puts it back in the box and then donates them. I'm all for donating after finished but I think she should at least take a picture for keepsake. The jigsaw puzzles she does are either 1000 or 2000 pieces so they definitely aren't easy. The question is to picture or to not picture? What would you do?!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Fantastic Frank Thomas RC! 824 different cards is impressive.

    I guess if your wife was doing a difficult puzzle with a unique image then there's no reason not to take a picture. That said, if she does these puzzles often there's probably nothing special about it, in her mind at least.

  2. If it’s a super cool puzzle, ModgePodge it, frame it, then hang it up on a wall!

  3. Yes, no thoughts on framing the puzzles? If not, I'd definitely take pics of the finished product.

  4. I do a lot of puzzles, and so does my mom, she always takes a picture of the completed puzzle... I do not.