Sunday, June 28, 2009

What a productive weekend...



















You know it's going to be a good time at the card shop when you bring along your son, younger brother and best friend to spend the day with you. Christopher (my son), Andy (my younger brother) and of course Max (best friend and star of: http://maxscards.blogspot.com/) all accompanied me to the shop for my Saturday of work. While selling Yu Gi Oh and what not to the kids, Max and I spent some time straightening the shop up and pricing out vintage cards. During this process, Max found these cards:The Orioles backup shortstop Robert Andino. He has really been clutch lately and has filled in admirably for Cesar Izturis while he has been out with appendicitis.

The longest tenured current Oriole, Melvin Mora. While I sometimes question his work ethic, you can't deny that this is a sharp looking card. It looks like he is speed skating... Awesome.











I was really happy to discover this card of Nick THE STICK Markakis. I enjoy the spectrum cards. I don't have nearly as many Markakis cards as I do of Brian Roberts (can't even compare any of them to my massive Ripken collection though) but I am getting more and more.
























Speaking of my Ripken collection, I am able to add this because I bought a few cards from this guy Jeremy who comes in the shop regularly. He brought in this Ripken as well as a few other cards. I was able to get an Upper Deck X Brian Roberts GU Jersey from Jeremy because Max traded a John Smoltz GU Jersey from SP Legendary Cuts to him for the card, then flipped it back to me. Thanks Max!!!
















I also purchased from Jeremy the Nick Markakis/ Vlad Guerrero Dual Jersey card at the top of the page. Very nice...




Max and I busted a box of 2009 Topps Heritage as well, hoping to knock a few cards off his list for his set. Max, knowing I have become a fan of Tim Lincecum, as well as being a fan himself, gave me a Lincecum New Age Performer. Pretty sharp card...























Sorry, blog posting is getting a little cluttered, haha.

After we finished up at the shop, we went back to my brother John's house to drop off some supplies for him. Now, I don't want to reveal the circumstances surrounding the collapse of his collection, but at one point in time, his card collection dwarfed mine substantially. Of course, he didn't have some heavy hitters like I do with my Clemente RC, Koufax RC, etc, but the sheer size of his collection was HUGE. Anyway, we dropped off some supplies to John and we wheeled and dealed and I was able to get these three cards from him:


Finally, not to be left out, I received this card via mail from Mike at: http://jdswildcardz.blogspot.com/ this is a really nice Roberts, which I didn't have in my collection. Thanks Mike!




All in all, this was a very good weekend. I'm lucky to be able to spend time with my friends and family and be able to have a few of them enjoy cards as much as I do.

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