The National being 500 tables down from last year had pretty slim pickings. Anything nice you found were priced at auction prices (with juice). I think the main reason I go to the Nationals each year, is to keep in touch with many fellow collectors. Here are some items I picked up so Tammy knows I actually went out there..
I know some others had some good buys as well (Leon, Peter, Scott, Adam) to name a few..
Forget auction with juice prices, some folks were outright out of their minds. I couldn't believe the prices that some wanted for mid-grade T206s. Wonder where they pulled those numbers from???? I saw a few cards that peaked my interest but were either way out of my league, trimmed, or really worn. I did pick this up at Scott's table, which I'm quite happy with. However, I would consider this a borderline overgrade on SGC's part.
Picked this up from Steve on my way out Friday. Way out of my area but I love the visual & got a swinging deal on it! I was hoping some of our Cuban collectors could help. I was also kind of hoping that lovely creature in the front row is Effa Manley, but with my luck she is probably the local miss sugar cane queen, 1928.
Brian, I did see Alan Silvers and his son Kyle. Originally we were going to meet at the show Thursday at 1 pm but Alan wasn't feeling very well and decided not to come at all. Then Doug twisted his arm and they came to the dinner.
Probably half the good cards in my collection came from Alan.
I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to meet and talk in person.
Here are a few of my favorites from the show. I was suprised to find the Crofts Candy Zimmerman, it was tucked in a pile of T206s. Other notables but not scanned are a 38 Goudey Joe D., three Collins-McCarthy's, seven E90-1s, E97 Moore, 1915 CJ Moore, and T200s of both Philly teams.
>>Forget auction with juice prices, some folks were outright out of their minds.
I couldn't believe the prices that some wanted for mid-grade T206s.<<
Saw a lot of prices that looked like projections for the year 2028. One table
had a hundred or so midgrade t206 cards. Titus/Sov150/PSA5 with a sticker of $1000
is one I had to ask about. No real explanation was given other than "that's what
that card has been selling for". The mustache craze must be realy catching fire.
That is hilarious! I started reading this thread and was about 10 deep before I noticed it was 2 years old! It is cool to see all the T210s that Zach came home with in '06. I recognize the Chase-Maysville Series 6 because it is now mine, but I acquired it from another owner who must have gotten it from him.