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Weekend Card Shows

I went to a pair of card shows this weekend.

On Saturday, my destination was the MAB Celebrity Services “Hot Corner” show in Secaucus. I went with two personal goals: getting a Mets card signed by Todd Zeile and getting an 8×10 photo signed by Chico Walker. I went with my friend, Bart, who wanted to meet Mike Lowell and get a couple of photos signed.

Chico Walker 100_0576Mike Lowell 100_0572

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The decline of the local baseball card show

On Sunday, I went to the local monthly baseball card show. Approximately a dozen dealers show up; some of them have interesting stuff, some of them don’t.

There are a few regulars – a guy who specializes in unopened boxes, another guy that breaks a box or two of everything to sell singles, and a guy that brings 5000 count boxes of the most random stuff and sells every card for a buck.

Then there’s the guy that sits there opening boxes of whatever just came out, and goes through them with price guide in hand to see what he can get for his pulls. I made the mistake of looking through some of his cards this time.

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