Hope everyone enjoyed my fanfest recap below. I enjoyed writing it. It was fun to think about what we just did and relive the experiences. The plan was always to go to the card show afterwards. Thankfully I am good at making plans so it all worked out. I booked a hotel room through work since it was cheaper and had no issues checking in or anything. Love the lack of hassles. This show was a considerably larger space then the King of Prussia show I typically go to. Some of the dealers were the same but a lot were different. The diversity of things in the room was pretty darn good. There was high high end all the way down to 10 cent boxes to dig through if you wanted. Also, tons of cool pictures and memorabilia to look at even if you aren't in the market (I need more wall space!)
Let's start with the card portion for part 1. I have diverse tastes from vintage to modern so I'm always on the lookout for a good deal or anything that catches my eye. Ended up buying 1 big card and a lot of little(r) cards.
From the same seller..
The Phillies only current all-star. I like his auto its actually legible and these are all on-card rookie autos. I paid 10 a piece which was fair.
Last but not least, my most expensive purchase of the day.
Side note, saw a person and a dealer do a 10,500 dollar deal with high end football cards. Also, saw a 1951 Bowman Mantle PSA 3(MK) sell for 3,100. This 3 with the mark looked way worse then my 2. I'm happy it sold for so much! The first dealer I went too had a rookie I was interested in, pulled out Beckett showed me the mark on the card and then quoted me the book value percentage. I politely declined and walked away. I'm glad the day went way better after that. Didn't really hit the Phillies 50s want list but thats ok I had fun hunting and finding other things.
Also, on the way out had some extra cash so bought a 2018 Stadium club box.It was a fun rip and cards are super nice. I will show the results in a future post.
Thanks for reading, stay tuned for Part 2 when we get the auto we've been hunting for 3 years!