There are few things as enjoyable as coming back from a show with a big 'ole bag of new cards to look at and sort.
There are few things that I enjoy less than having to enter and scan all those cards. It's not the individual act of entering/scanning that gets frustrating. It's when you have to do it 100 or 200 times over that it gets a bit frustrating, particularly when dealing with loads of oddball cards and strange parallels, which must be individually looked up in Beckett's database.
There are worse problems to have, right?
In the interest of saving some time and space, I've skipped scans of all the modern base cards, and am posting group scans (which I almost always hate doing). But don't worry, the good stuff is being saved for the next post, and those will get their own scans.
As I wrote in part 1, this show was noteworthy for its discount vintage. And not just any discount vintage. I find $.50 late '60's vintage fairly often, and my needs on those sets have shrunk quickly. But late 50's and early 60's cards for $.50? That's one I haven't seen before.
I like the contrast between the 54 Lynch and Heritage Walter Young, showing the size difference between "traditional" card size and the older Topps sizing. The 54 Lynch was $1, again setting record lows for pricing I've seen on that set. I have a few more 54's coming in part 3, including one biggie. Before this show, I only had 2 cards from the 1954 set, so I made a major dent in the team set, leaving the 1952 set as my least populated Topps set.
The vintage-heavy focus was frustrating at first. I had been hoping to find some awesome modern numbered cards. It's not that I don't enjoy vintage (I do), but just that it's often tedious flipping through hundreds of the same vintage cards to find the ones I need. But the dents I put in my vintage needs probably mean it'll be more efficient to buy my remaining needs off ebay or from dealers with their cards in numerical order, rather than flipping through thousands of discount vintage cards to find my remaining dozen or two cards.
And tomorrow...star power!