When I started this blog a month or two ago, I needed a source of inexpensive wax boxes. There are always the big online dealers and eBay, but I also wanted to check out card shows. I did a little poking around online in early June and set my eyes on a show. Tomorrow is that show, and I am pumped.
How excited am I? I actually had a dream about the show earlier in the week. It was a bad dream. The show was dominated by NASCAR items, and all I could find were decal-covered, over-sized Matchbox cars.
I haven’t been to a card show for about 15 years. My last one was in the meeting room of a Holiday Inn (or something like that) in Ann Arbor, MI. Back then I was looking for vintage cards. I didn’t leave empty handed, but there wasn’t much selection. Ironically, it is 15 years later, and I’ll be able to buy cards from 1995 for less money today than back then.
I don’t have many goals for the show. I mostly want to see how much a range of 1990s boxes go for when shipping is not part of the equation. I might check for some inserts for sets that I have started to assemble. I would also like to pick up some card boxes. Even if I walk away with nothing, at least my wife has agreed to handle both the kids while I act like a 12-year-old. A Saturday morning without cartoons sounds pretty nice.