Thursday, June 30, 2011

10 cent box card show finds and unopened football

You don't see or hear about football very much on this blog but I couldn't "pass" these up !

These unopened packs were selling at 3/$1 so I bought a sampling. Now what do I do with them? I may put one of each on "A Pack to be Named Later". I haven't posted on there for ever.

Should I open all of them? Should I trade them? Is anyone interested in them ?

I didn't realize this pic turned out so bad. This was one of my favorite finds.

Ok, so these were not in the 10 cent boxes. (everything after this, was )

1965 Topps Embossed. These were inserted in regular packs although I don't know at what rate.

I got about 32 of these with some duplicates. Mostly commons but a few noteworthy names were in the mix. Joe Torre, Ed Kranepool ('69 Amazing Mets), Jim Bouton, Boog Powell, Leon Wagner( the only Indian), Tommy Davis, Lee Maye and Dick Ellsworth. Most were marked at $1 a piece, $2 for some. I paid $12 for all of them.

1980 Topps Burger King Bruce Sutter

1983 Kellogg's 3-D Super Stars Bill Buckner

1985 Topps Collector's Series Jim Gentile

1988 Nestle Chocolate John Franco

2005 Donruss Throwback Threads Polo Grounds insert 30/35 Todd Helton.

1994 Ted Williams Card Co. Dan Gardiner art work #'d 38938 Brian Hunter

1998 Donruss Collections

Donruss # 64 Fred McGriff

Donruss #36 Albert Belle

Donruss Preferred #2 (Collection # 552 ) Executive Suite Frank Thomas

( For those few who may be interested, this card had a production run of less than 1400 and books for $7.50 )

1988 Fleer Baseball's Hottest Stars #41 Darryl Strawberry

1993Upper Deck On Deck #D 17 Eric Karros

1992 Cartwrights Players Choice #18 Jim Thome

2000 Pacific Paramount Emerald #61 Sean Casey

2000 Pacific Paramount Gold #61 Sean Casey

2000 Pacific Paramount Emerald #3 Darin Erstad

1994 Post #29 Jeff Bagwell

1986 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars #6 Steve Garvey

1987 Fleer Baseball All Stars #3 Wade Boggs

1981-88 Renata Galasso/TCMA Baseball Immortals #15 Alexander Cartwright

2003 Topps 205 #149 John McGraw

1981-88 Renata Galasso/TCMA Baseball Immortals #7 Ban Johnson

1960 Fleer Baseball Greats #53 Jimmy Foxx

Even though it's badly miss cut,this is probably the best card I found.

Not bad for a 10 cent box !

1979 Topps #170 Don Sutton

1990 Classic #116 Carlton Fisk

1989 Pacific Legends #147 Jim O'Toole

1989 Pacific Legends #127 Paul Waner

1988 Pacific Legends #89 Roger Maris

1994 Upper Deck All Time Heroes #104 Christy Mathewson

1994 Upper Deck All Time Heroes #102 King Kelly

2009 Topps Walmart Black #40 Carl Crawford

2009 Topps Walmart Black #61 Berkman and Lee

I picked up 18 2008 Topps Gold versions. These are some of the most prominent players.

I also always search for unopened baseball wax.

I got Fred Lynn in the 1990 Topps Traded and Jamie Moyer and Joe Carter in the 1989 Fleer.

Kenny Rogers, Chipper Jones and Wade Boggs in Series 1.

John Franco Museum Collection and Rickey Henderson in Series 2.

This was just a sample of the cards I picked up at this show. I hope the same seller is at the next show with the same boxes, as I had to leave behind a lot of nice cards !


  1. nice! I can't wait to see what you get in the football packs!

  2. Faked me out with the football lead!

    Great finds!