Monday, October 28, 2013

What Would You Pay For This ??

They have a card show at the Sandusky Mall several times a year.About ten to twelve years ago it was a very good show, but then dealers began to drop off, just like in a lot of other areas. This summer it seemed to be on the upswing again. I don't know if it will make back to the way it was, but at least it's a good sign !

Our youngest son was visiting from Illinois and the show was last week-end. Our two sons, our daughter-in-law, granddaughter and my wife and I decided to check it out. Of course, the women all went shopping while we perused the card tables !

As luck would have it, Friday afternoon  (we went on Saturday night), some young guy came in and dropped  $5000.00 at the show. That's 5K ! He wiped out almost all of the dime/quarter/dollar boxes. Plus took quite a bit of higher end stuff. We did come upon one young dealer I know who wasn't there on Friday. So my youngest son bought his quarter/dollar box !!

I did find another table with some Tribe cards and others with some misc. bits of everything.I picked up one box that had all of this packed into it's cardboard confines.

One stack of 50 1980 Topps Giant Photo football cards.
One stack of about 75 1981 Topps Giant Photo baseball cards.
1983 Football, Hockey, Basketball, and Boxing card price guide.
1983 and 1984 Beckett Baseball card price guides.

Three boxes of unopened packs of 1981 Yankees/Mets Giant Photo cards.
Two boxes of unopened packs of 1981 Red Sox Giant Photo cards.
Each box has 36 packs.

A full box of 12, 1983 Topps Sticker albums.
Along with the advertising poster, leaning against the box top.

A 1982, #1 Baseball Memorabilia and Autograph price guide.
Three 1983? Fleer stamp dispensers.
Stamp rows #4,11 and 15  of 16.
1985 unopened O-Pee-Chee poster pack. 12 Expos and 12 Blue Jays.

And finally,
Two complete sets of 5 1983 Topps Baseball Foldouts.
1982 Topps Sticker album
1986 Topps Sticker album
Three Krause "Baseball Cards" magazines #'s 13,17 and 18.
And last but not least, of all things,
a 1986 Indy 500 Program !

So, what you pay?
Or would you even bother with this stuff !

Next time I'll show you the Tribe cards I found.


  1. I have no idea what I'd pay for something like that, but there's definitely some sweet pieces there! Love the Topps Giants.

  2. all depends on the mood I was in... realistically, the last thing I need is more oddball stuff like that... but! it's pretty cool all at the same time.

  3. I'm cheap so I wouldn't pay too much, but to get some of those guides (assuming they were some I don't already have) I'd probably pay more than you actually did.

  4. Wow... that's exactly the sort of stuff I love finding at shows and flea markets. If I stumbled across a guy who had all of this, I would probably offer him $15. But if he countered with something $25 or under, I'd probably accept.

  5. Fantastic haul. I had those Beckett price guides right around that era, although mine were probably 1980-82 range.

    The '81 Topps glossy giants we'd pick up at the Greek market a few blocks away. I loved those things, but sold almost all in a garage sale during one of my "not-collecting" periods.

    The stickers I can take or leave -- except 1981 or 1982 Topps, those are the greatest EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I don't know who much I'd pay...but I sure would ask for those great items for Christmas. It seems just like you got Christmas earlier!
    Great findings.

  7. Nice haul of oddballs for sure..... i would go with Fuji's $25 that seems a nice price for oddball awesomeness.
    The next vets memorial show is nov 9 and 10. You all gonna make it down? I am planning on it.

  8. See my next post for the answer !!