I’ll start this post of with a couple of card show goodies I picked up on Sunday. I had to skip out on the show for the last two months so I was long over due for some card show goodness. Unfortunately I had a $140 speeding ticket due Monday so I couldn’t really justify going ape shit on baseball cards. I was able to piss away $30 and this is what I have to show for it.
My main supplier of ’62’s was there and was taking a beating so he offered up $100 worth of book for $25. I managed to grab$108 for $20. They’re a little beat up, but not a bad list of names. I’ve been hunting down the Torre rookie for some time now so I’m happy to get that one off my list. This brings me 6 cards closer to finishing the set. I’m not sure how close I am because I have a stack I need to organize, but I think I’m closing in on the halfway point.
Here’s where the other $10 went……..
I managed to grab an auto of one of my new favorite players, Sam Fuld. I’m almost sure the Cub’s will trade him now just to spite me. He is one of the players they should of called up instead of signing Mr. Bradley. He is also a major league record holder. He owns the record of the most at bats, 101, without a RBI. He finally notched his first career RBI on the last day of the season hitting his first major league home run. Watch out for him next year, he’s just getting started. I also scooped up a second year Jim Rice for a buck, a nice BowChrome Randy Wells, and a sweet jersey card of the mighty Dave Winfield.
Now onto the interesting stuff. A few posts ago I showed a 1938 Jack Dempsey card I picked up off theBay. It was PSA graded and trapped in plastic. I remember reading an article or a post a few months ago about counterfeit Mantles being sold in PSA graded cases. I wondered how easy it was to break open the case and replace the card within. My answer, EASY!
All it took was a couple of thin wedges in a few strategic places and poof, my 1938 Jack Dempsey turned into a ’08 Hideki Matsui. It’s completely sealed back up with no evidence of tampering. This just furthers my anti-grading stance. All the crooks need to do is counterfeit the cards and the PSA label and get a hold of a bunch of PSA graded cards, replace the guts and sell them on theBay. It took me a whole two minutes to do this from start to finish. Like the late great ODB once said, “Ooooh baby, I like it rawwww.”