So the big year end card show here in Calgary was last weekend. We only have card shows here October through May. Coincidently, the hockey season is October through May. Okay. Not coincidently.
But for Calgary, it's a big show. Around 30 dealers, in a conference room at a casino. It is what it is. This year's autograph guests were spectacular. On saturday, Hall Of Fame defenceman Larry Robinson was in attendance. On sunday, perhaps the greatest of all time, Mr Jean Beliveau.
It was great to see these guys again in person.
But onto what you came here for, the loot. Now you have to understand some things first. Card shows here do not have the wonderful quarterboxes that you read about on Cardboard Junkie. Everything here is priced, well, not cheaply. So to even find a quarterbox was a thrill. Although it was marked as a dollar box. The guy told me if I took a bunch, he'd drop the price to .25 cents. Deal.
Here's the first handful. I saw these online on a couple of blogs, and at the show they were priced at $2-$3 bucks apiece. But there was a slew of them in this quarterbox.
Mr Dave "Tiger" Williams 14 seasons 3966 minutes in penalties
These cards are begging to be autographed on the bottom. I know, there is an autographed parallel of these. I just wish Panini would give a crap and do the non-auto version a little better with not as much blank space.
Still, it's cool to see these guys get cards again.
I'll have another card show post up tomorrow.