As with most bloggers that I have encountered, looking through dime boxes is one of the highlights of any card show. Unfortunately, there were no actual dime boxes at the show I recently attended. There was however, a dealer that had an immense selection of “5 for a Dollar” cards. Upon inquiring about said boxes, he informed me that if I bought a stack that was so big he wouldn’t want to count it, he would make me a better deal. Challenge accepted!
I will refrain from offering a lot of commentary on these cards, as there are too many to write about.
Being a teenager in the 90’s, and following baseball, meant that there were two young superstars that garnered all of the attention: Griffey and Thomas. As you can see, I always gravitated towards The Big Hurt.
My Biggio collection needed some attention.
The same can be said for my Bagwell collection.
I don’t usually seek out Clemens’ cards, but these were just too pretty to pass up.
I added five more Boggs.
David Ortiz when he was playing for the Twins.
The Lost Son of Havana Luis Tiant
Clay Buchholz rookie card.
Two Red Sox Hall of Famers: Bobby Doerr and Jimmie Foxx
While not the most well-known players, both of these men are in the Red Sox Hall of Fame.
I am officially starting to collect Bob Boone; I can’t believe it took me this long.
4 additions to my ’73 Topps catchers collection.
Varitek and Bench
I will end with the 16 Mike Piazzas that I acquired.
All told, I added 56 cards to my collection. Plus I bought 19 cards to send to various bloggers, which adds up to 75 cards. According to the price on the box, these cards should have cost me $15, and had it actually cost that, I probably would have passed, and wasted an hour of my life. But the seller looked at the stack of cards and said, “How’s 10 bucks sound?” I didn’t need to whip out my phone and calculate the price of each card (which is a little of .13 cents if my math is correct) to know that I probably wouldn’t be able to get these cards at a better price.
What do you think? Did I come out on top?
Next post, I will show off the “pricier” cards that I bought.