My somewhat local card show made its month appearance at the Holiday Inn, and as usual, I took the opportunity to beat the majority of the crowd and meet my favorite dealer there hours before the show's actual opening. Is it insane, yes, but truth be told, I would be up and about an hour later anyways at the behest of my cats whom would want to be fed their breakfast, so I just got an earlier jump on this President's day.
Yes, that is the correct time in the car, and I was not the first one there. That is the price you pay for the executive peak at what new stock he has brought to the show. I arrived around 4:30 AM and immediately looked over some of his Newer $3 boxes as well as his "Ask for Price" box. The deal I got from him on that stuff was worth the early arrival. I will show those a bit later. However, for a change, I want to show some stuff from his cheaper boxes. As I mentioned before, this gentleman has loads of boxes marked at certain price points. $3, $2, $1, $0.75, $0.50, 3/$1, $0.20, $0.10, $0.07, and $0.05. I often end up walking out with damn near a monster box of cards each time. I have posted a few cards from these boxes, but the wealth of cardboard goodness is amazing, and it is easy to lose track of how much you accumulate. The shear amount of inserts and other fun cards makes it worth it. I like to grab stuff as potential trade bait and gift packages. Especially the inserts,; I figure someone is working on the set, so why not grab them in case it can go to fill someone's need. So here is some of the random goodness that ranged from $0.5 and up to $0.10-$0.20 cents.
A small stack of Fleer's New Horizons and Rookie Sensation inserts. I recall most of the interest in these guys, and now looking at how many busts there were among the ones that had solid careers just reinforces my dislike for rookie prospecting. The Fleer 3000 Club cards are new to me, and I love them!! I will definitely be seeking out the remaining ones for this set. The Ultra World Premiere must be one of the most condition sensitive card with those sharp die cut edges. These are the second batch I picked up, got a bunch from the previous show.
Classic auto /numbered cards as well as a signed Charles Johnson card. I always like Johnson, always thought he would end up with a bigger career than he had. A few more promo cards (Pre-Production I-Rod, Promo for Stone Cold Steve Austin and 3 SPectrum promos. Some die cuts found in the cheap boxes, and Topps Gold Futures inserts.