Sunday, December 3, 2017

Philly Show Recap (some cool stuff!)

Yesterday my wife and I went to the Philly Show in King of Prussia. The big draws on Saturday for signers were Mike Schmidt and Rhys Hoskins. We decided not to get any do to the price point though. Schmidt was 150 for normal signed stuff and Hoskins was 85. We arrived around 11 AM and the parking lot was packed. Literally had to park at the very back of the lot. The show itself was very busy. It was nice to see young and old people throughout the show and it seemed like most people were buying and browsing. We tend to talk to dealers and most of them seemed to be doing well or at least faked having a good time.

This show we had a good list to work off of. It was almost all vintage though. Working real hard on completing some Phillies team sets and knocking off some random PC cards that I've wanted.

In no particular order..

This is 1965 Topps Embossed. It's a fun little set. Lots of big names. There are only 4 Phillies though, just need one more to complete this endeavor. 

This was one of the big rookie HOF cards I've wanted. Already have the Ryan so putting this next to it looks real nice. The card itself is in good shape, no creases or bad corners, its just diamond cut so I didn't pay a premium for it. 

A big push was focusing on the Phillies multi team cards in the 60s. I had picked up some by happenstance and finally made a list of what I needed. Some real good players on these cards. 

This card has some wear to it (one of the corners is real bad) so it was real cheap. Happy to grab the Fisk for cheap though. 

A few more Phillies from 1972. A couple of high numbers. The 1963 Rookie stars card was new too. When I was putting the cards in binders I realized I had duped this card. Not the end of the world and then I realized I mistakenly bought the other variation. (one says 1962 on the top). No idea which one is rarer but glad I have both!

A pretty sweet Miggy Rookie Card. I figure he counts for the Hall of Fame Rookie Card PC. I'm pretty confident he'll make it first ballot after he retires. He's most like Albert Pujols and Frank Robinson through his Age 34 season according to baseball reference. Solid.

This is my Wife's PC addition. She's always on the lookout for fun cards and squirrel cards. If you have any squirrels let me know, will trade or buy!

This polished off the 1967 team set. That short print on the left was tough to find. It's a sharp card. Also, can't go wrong with a card featuring Clemente and Aaron.

This finished off the 1969 team set as well. The rookie stars didn't quite pan out but I've heard of those Home Run leaders. 

All in all the show was a good time. Looking forward to the next one. Saw a few 52 Mantles but not that many. A PSA 2.5 could be yours for the low price of 17,000 (although the dealer said he would work with us on the price a bit). (no I cannot afford that). 

Thanks for reading and Happy vintage hunting!

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