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Sunday, April 12, 2015
Now THAT was a Card Show - Part 1 - Dime Box & Red Sox
I got there a few minutes before doors opened and there was a line down the street. Despite the crowds the show was large enough that you very rarely felt crowded at any vendor's table, which is great as I'm not a big crowd person. If you are a baseball collector, especially a vintage baseball collector, you would be amazed at the sheer quantity and selection on display.
The dime boxes were fun and all, but they eat up a lot of time. At this one table alone I'd spent over 30 minutes picking out just $9 worth of dime and dollar box cards. Since I had planned on attending this show for a while, and had a decent budget, I really wanted to add at least a couple of significant cards to my collection. I managed to score a handful, so I figure I'll end each card show post with one of them.
The nice thing about a show this big is that there were dealers who specialized in just about everything. One guy had three tables of nothing but T206 and other tobacco cards. Others had monster boxes on end of singles, painstakingly sorted by year and set. Then there was the friendly gentleman named Tom, who carried nothing but 1952 Topps.