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LuckyLarry
04-20-2019, 11:12 PM
Finally had a chance to take my new Honda Civic on a road trip (45.5 MPG average) today! First scheduled card show is a quarterly show at "The Villages" in Central Florida and show number two a monthly show at the "Big Top" flea market closer to Tampa.
"The Villages" is a retirement community, and these separate housing developments or "Villages" share community pools, golf courses and community centers. Common transport is via golf carts, and I see several groups of geezers (like me) involved in softball games and other outdoor activities. In other words this place is AWESOME! Residents have a baseball card collecting club, and host a show four times a year.
I spent $170 at "The Villages" including these pick-ups

Does anyone have any more information on this cardboard sign I picked up for $20 appears to be legit and vintage:
https://i.imgur.com/BoApIz9l.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ptghWral.jpg
close up on the trademark
https://i.imgur.com/pQp2N5ol.jpg

I purchased a nice stack of low grade wrappers Including ten 1976-77 "tall boy" basketball, '70s football, and '70s non sports looks like 38 wrappers all one dollar or less each
http://i.imgur.com/ZpWI1qbl.jpg (https://imgur.com/ZpWI1qb)

I need about ten card to complete the 1955 Topps Rails and Sails set, and I found three beautiful hits these were $3 or $4 each. Also two $1 cards, a 1963 Hi Number and a "3D" football card lol!
https://i.imgur.com/lqCfHQjl.jpg

Then 26 different 1975 Hostess cards that I needed Gibson, B Robinson, Yaz, Carew are here but I can't remember exactly what I paid
https://i.imgur.com/ZNJPUNGl.jpg

Final purchases at "The Villages" what I think are some Yankee Jay Publishing "Picture Pack" singles (that appeared to have been taped to some lucky kids bedroom wall) Mantle was $5 Maris was $3 the others were less
https://i.imgur.com/cIvqtQZl.jpg

$170 total spent and really had a good time here did I mention "The Villages" is an awesome community? With my luck I would purchase a home next door to some grumpy old dude so I'll probably hang out here in the woods of NE Florida on these two acres.

Now off to the "Big Top" Flea Market I think was another 30 miles or so down the road total spent here was $239
https://i.imgur.com/03i1t21l.jpg

A needed 1962 Stat Back exhibit Whitey Ford and '47-'66 Frankie (?) Robinson $5 then a needed '61 Post (company style) and a '63 Jello to add to my binder
https://i.imgur.com/WBTxxTLl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/oO64YLFl.jpg

Dealer had a few binder pages full of '75 '76 '77 Hostess and Twinkie baseball cards and rather than mess around I just asked him how much for all of them. 130 cards with three Aarons Rose Carlton Carew for $50 so less than 40c each many needed for my sets others headed to the duplicate box
http://i.imgur.com/62bvLJ7l.jpg (https://imgur.com/62bvLJ7)

I told the "non-sports" guy I was trying to complete nine 1962 Topps Civil War News sets and I would buy any cards he would sell me for $2 each and he sold me all he had some were priced $6 or $7 each. Then I bought two needed "War News" cards, a "Spook Stories" card for a set I just started, then for $4 picked up another 1910 T218 "Champion Athletes" Edward Weston who is the greatest pedestrian (walker lol) who ever lived. Then the dealer gave me what he claims is an original viewer for the 1952 Topps "Look N See" set
https://i.imgur.com/CNDPYDDl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/e2pcdZVl.jpg

Then I spent $150 for 25 low grade 1933 and 1934 Goudey baseball cards including four 1934s from the high numbers ($250 in NM??) I think I need 3 or 4 of them. The others will be upgrades then into the duplicate box to either trade off or maybe sell to some of my OBC buddies. 25 cards for $150 that's $6 each
https://i.imgur.com/2E3KMeWl.jpg

Finished my day with a greasy burger fries and a butterfinger shake (medium sized). A pretty good day!

Larry

Orioles1954
04-20-2019, 11:18 PM
Really cool!

Leon
04-20-2019, 11:52 PM
Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

familytoad
04-21-2019, 12:27 AM
The Guru is still slaying them in F L A.
Truly it would be a blast to join you on one of these card show road trips.
Too bad were on opposite sides of the continent!

Maybe someday well end up retired together in some Village lol.

Id be interested in some Goudey swapping if you want, Larry

OBC Forever
Brian

bobbyw8469
04-21-2019, 07:26 AM
Sounds like I need to set up at a card show then!!!!

swarmee
04-21-2019, 07:51 AM
Hit the Meelypops shop in Gainesville on your way home, just off exit 390. And the Webbs Antique Mall at Exit 414 on I-75 is also pretty good.

Jay Wolt
04-21-2019, 07:59 AM
Larry, nice haul!
Seems like a fun time

Copa7
04-21-2019, 08:01 AM
Sounds like a good day. I love the Ladies Day sign. If you want to flip it, message me.

I think the Hostess are underrated. They were great cards.

buymycards
04-21-2019, 08:35 AM
Wow, that sounds like a wonderful way to spend a day.

Congrats! Rick

dstudeba
04-21-2019, 10:56 AM
Very cool, thanks for posting the pics and the descriptions.

frankbmd
04-21-2019, 11:07 AM
Larry,

You are a credit to the hobby with your adventures and posts, and I know you checked the pop reports on all the cards you acquired before purchasing them.:D

tedzan
04-21-2019, 03:38 PM
Finally had a chance to take my new Honda Civic on a road trip (45.5 MPG average) today! First scheduled card show is a quarterly show at "The Villages" in Central Florida and show number two a monthly show at the "Big Top" flea market closer to Tampa.
"The Villages" is a retirement community, and these separate housing developments or "Villages" share community pools, golf courses and community centers. Common transport is via golf carts, and I see several groups of geezers (like me) involved in softball games and other outdoor activities. In other words this place is AWESOME! Residents have a baseball card collecting club, and host a show four times a year.
I spent $170 at "The Villages" including these pick-ups

Does anyone have any more information on this cardboard sign I picked up for $20 appears to be legit and vintage:
https://i.imgur.com/BoApIz9l.jpg




https://i.imgur.com/ptghWral.jpg
close up on the trademark
https://i.imgur.com/pQp2N5ol.jpg

Larry


Hi Larry

We met a couple of years ago at the Chicago National.

I have this exact "Ladies Day" poster. I'll post mine when I get a chance.

It is legit. I remember seeing this poster when my older cousin took me
to Yankee Stadium in 1950. I was just 11 years old back then.

Also, I paid $20 for this poster back in 1991. You got a nice deal on it.

Hope to see you at this year's Chicago National.


TED Z

T206 Reference (http://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=237816)
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Bigdaddy
04-21-2019, 06:27 PM
Great trip report with the photos.

Sounds like a good way to spend the day.

CGarman
04-23-2019, 11:15 AM
Thanks Larry for the recap! I love to hear about how the journey paid off. I know it doesn't always work out that way!

BruceinGa
04-23-2019, 01:21 PM
Thanks for posting. I play softball at the Villages and near Tampa a couple of times a year.
I hope you didn't catch anything while at The Villages! 😛

toppcat
04-23-2019, 06:18 PM
CC Service ran fro, 7/1/33 into 1951, with some tweaks along the way from what I can tell here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_(New_York_City_Subway_service)

tjv815
04-24-2019, 01:20 PM
Great pics Guru! Love all the Hostess and Goudeys. But no doubt, my favorite is the Weston. A professional walker! What a gig!