Card Show Review: 5 for a Dollar

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.

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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.

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My Biggio collection needed some attention.

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The same can be said for my Bagwell collection.

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I don’t usually seek out Clemens’ cards, but these were just too pretty to pass up.

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I added five more Boggs.

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David Ortiz when he was playing for the Twins.

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Pedro Martinez

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The Lost Son of Havana Luis Tiant

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Clay Buchholz rookie card.

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Two Red Sox Hall of Famers: Bobby Doerr and Jimmie Foxx

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Ballgame

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Curt Schilling

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Jim Rice

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While not the most well-known players, both of these men are in the Red Sox Hall of Fame.

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I am officially starting to collect Bob Boone; I can’t believe it took me this long.

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4 additions to my ’73 Topps catchers collection.

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Varitek and Bench

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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.

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3 Responses to Card Show Review: 5 for a Dollar

  1. Julie says:

    GREAT deal! and a good lot of fun too!

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  2. Mark Hoyle says:

    I have a really cool Boone card that will be headed your way

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  3. shanediaz82 says:

    Great stuff, I’d say you did quite well! I love the Frank Thomas Bowmand and the shiny Tiant especially.

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