My son and I hit up another card show on Saturday. This one was a lot closer than the last one . We drove about 45 minutes to hit up a new show in Effingham, IL. I needed to hit up Menards for a remodeling project over Christmas break, so of course we made time to hit the show. This is the first show of my knowledge held at the Events Center. There used to be a show in the local mall, but that was at least 15 years ago. The show was advertised as 50 tables. I was not expecting to find very much at the show in regards to value boxes. It seems everyone is after graded cards and wax right now. We ended up spending $9 in the hour we were there.
The first dealer we hit up had boxes of team packs for $4 or $5. He allowed us to go through them and pick out what we needed.
The dealer was impressed that my son had a list of Altuve cards in his collection that he used to make sure he needed the cards he pulled. TCDB has a nice feature where you can print out parts of your collection. It comes in very hand at shows.
I pulled these 4 cards from his boxes. The 3 Pirates are for good friend Ron B. The dealer cut us a nice deal of $2 for all 9 cards.
The 3 1979 Hostess cards are not in the best shape, but I still love them. I took a chance on needing the McGwire 1998 Pinnacle Plus insert. My wifi worked in the room, but I was too lazy to check it. Turns out I needed it.
The Altuve Chronicle was 50 cents, while the Mosaic was $1. It was fun going through the boxes and seeing all the different Mosaic parallels. Wish we could have found more Altuves are some Cardinals.
This 2021 Bowman Neon Green card was pretty easy to spot. I was not even aware these existed. Most of the time when I think of Bowman color, it is the Chrome variations for prospects.