First up will be three hobby packs of '14 Gypsy Queen. As both my local Wal-marts STILL don't have GQ in stock picking some up was a priority of mine at the show. The vendor I bought from also always has a table in Hickory and he always seems...a bit sketchy to me. And he lived up to that reputation. The open box of GQ he had still contained the mini-box. While I am no fan of minis I know that these always have a hit in them. I asked him how much for the box and he said $5, same price as a pack.
But then I picked up the box and saw that it had VERY obviously been opened already. If this guy was my LCS owner I would avoid his store at all costs. Talk about shady.
I didn't say anything to him about it but decided to go ahead and buy three packs.
I like the design on this year's Glove Stories.
I love cards with players wearing throwback uniforms, especially true old school uniforms.
Boom! Despite the sketch mini box I did manage to land one of the hits from the box.
I also did my usual searching for good prices on hits. Anything will do if it catches my eye and the price is right. I ended up picking up two cards that fit nicely in my collection.
I've been toying with the idea of starting a HoF player relic collection and this Frank Thomas relic will help me on my way. I will always think of The Big Hurt as a White Sox player so it was a little odd to see this card listing him as a Blue Jay while showing him in an A's jersey with a swatch that appears to be from an A's green alternate jersey. Still, I got it for $5 and for a guy just elected to the HoF I felt like that was a great price.
I'm always on the lookout for Braves hits. And the sketch dealer I mentioned above had a box full of hits that I quickly leafed through. I happened upon one card near the back that I immediately wanted. A Craig Kimbrel patch card from 2013 Tribute WBC edition. I knew it would be out of my price range. Then I turned it over and say the sticker that said $8! WHAT?! Yep! $8! Sketch dealer redeemed himself in my eyes a little with this one.
More to come soon!