Over the weekend, my local mall had a small baseball card show. There was only 3 vendors there, but there was definitely some bargains to be had as I highlighted in 2 previous posts. I have been slowly chipping away at my pre1975 Topps Pirates wants and this show definitely helped. There wasn't a single vintage card in this post that I paid more than $5 for which is a bargain considering there was a handful of Hall of Famers Clementes, Mazeroskis, and Stargells. In addition there was a 1952 Topps amongst other Topps cards from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. I even got an Al Oliver rookie card for $1. A fricking dollar for a guy that put up near HOF numbers.
I didn't have time to individually scan all the cards or take them out of the cases. Many of the cards were just sitting in penny sleeves throughout the boxes. I must have spent 2 hours going through boxes upon boxes of 70s baseball cards $1 and 60s baseball $3. The 52, 53, and 54 Topps were just sitting on a table unmarked. I asked how much for those and he said. How about $25 for the lot. Hmmmm.....let me think about that? DEAL!!!! $5 for a 1952 Topps card. Um yes please.
I was extremely happy when I found the Clementes though. A 1971, 1972, and 1973 Topps Roberto Clemente for a couple bucks. How could anyone pass that up? Seriously????? That's a steal.
Overall I couldn't be happier and am now only 9 cards each away from completing the 1970 & 1971 Pirates Team sets. I will update all my team set needs in the future.