Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mall Card Show

Northeast Ohio usually has a Mall Card Show somewhere, at least a few times a month. Generally, it's run by one of three people, and everyone who is a "dealer" there also works the other shows. Basically, it's an exhausting circuit for both buyer and seller due to lack of change in product. And I bet for the sellers, it must get real annoying when nobody wants to buy stuff. Either way, I go to all of these expecting to see different things....(I should learn by now that I won't). 

By far my favorite thing about Southpark Mall's shows is the dude who trots out over 100 McFarlane figures. Whenever I see his stand I say to myself, "shit, i really need to buy all of these and put them on my walls. Immediate thought after is when I have to explain to someone why I have plastic figures of dudes all over my wall....I'd like to try and steer clear of that situation, as much as possible. Unless a Drazen figure is ever made, then it's game over. Best figures ever made are the NHL Goalie figures, so good. 

Most of the tables have a mixture of current and vintage product, along with the game used and autographed cards for sale at Beckett prices. No thanks. Give me the single cards for $0.10 all day....which is exactly what I had spent my money on today....for a total of $1.00. 

My purchase was 12 of the greatest (if not greatest, top 5) basketball sets ever made. 1990 Hoops. I've been trying to complete this set for about three weeks now, ever since I bought 3/4 of the set a few weeks back for $1. I had no sympathy to the card shop owner at the bazaar who tossed away a National treasure for $1. I came out of there feeling like Pat Riley when he signed Lebron and D. Wade (Bosh is worthless). 

Picture time:

siah! Great player, completely inept front office worker. How he can still get a job with the Knicks is beyond me. More power to ya dogg.


Did not know his middle name is Lord. Pretty legit if you ask me.


Dude was a baller in my video game world in the early 90's. Enough said.


KJ was really fast in NBA Jam for Super Nintendo. Other than that, I got nothing.


Larry the Legend. Never forget when the Celts played the Yugoslav team in the 80's and Drazen and Vlade tore them up. I pulled a solid base card of him a few years back where he looks like a total hick. Made me like Bird even more.

Patrick Chewing. Greatest Snickers commercial ever. Would love to have a Knicks 33 jersey someday.

Hot Rookie card comin' thru!

Basketball God. Greatest player to ever play (in Europe, sorry Sabonis). Any time I find a Drazen card, it's going to be purchased, end of story. I will visit Zagreb within the next 2 years to see his Museum.

Problems arise when you think you need cards for the set but don't have your checklist. Said problem is usually called "doubles". In this case, these are doubles. Whoops!

Karl and Clyde also happen to fall under the "doubles" category. Still great cards though!

1 comment:

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