There is one local card show that I know of in the KC area and it takes place 5-6 times per year. It is at a local hotel and has just a few dealers but I try to check it out as often as my schedule permits.
Last Saturday after my daughter's soccer game, I grabbed my 12 year old son and headed to the show, it is less than 15 minutes from my house. I thought I would share most of my haul here, holding a couple cards back for future posts.
The last couple times I picked up mainly vintage cards and I went a little more modern on this trip. Right when I walked in the door there were several boxes with top loaded hits that I hadn't seen before on this dealer's table and my son and I thumbed through most of the boxes and I found a few cards for my collection.
These first two cards are for one of my player collections. I would characterize my pursuit of his cards as somewhat passive. I have done a decent job of picking up Fred Lynn cards from his playing days but need a ton of his modern releases. Lynn went to USC, my alma mater and I remember him fondly from his All-Star Game grand slam (even though it was against the Giants) and the tales I read about his amazing ROY and MVP rookie season. I was really happy to pick these up.
Next up is a trio of retired Giants. All 3 guys only played a portion of their careers for the Orange and Black and only Mitchell is probably best remembered for his tenure with the Giants. Even thought the Lofton features him in a Sox uniform, there is a Giants logo on the card and therefore into my collection it goes. I was really happy to see the Dunston Auto as a Giant, hadn't seen this card before. I have a different parallel of this Mitchell and this gold one looks much better than the one I already had. Interestingly, I have a pretty extensive checklist but only the Mitchell was on my list of wants.
The last 2 cards are from this year and I picked them up more for how nice they looked as the player selection isn't great. Both Shaw and Garcia are fringe major leaguers in my opinion and I doubt these rookie cards will ever soar in value but the green Finest refractor looks cool and I like the patch on the Garcia card.
My next pick ups came from a dime box and I ended up getting them all for $4 which was under a dime a piece:
I picked up this stack of 37 Baseball All-Time Greats. I have a few cards from this set but I have been on an oddball kick as of late and thought this may be a set to go after one day so this should be a good start.
I also got 6 of these Baseball Immortals - again an oddball set I wouldn't mind pursuing some day. I love the color on these cards.
There is a dealer who brings tons of hits in each show. He is a very nice guy and just does some buying and selling on the side and usually has his son with him. I have combed through his boxes a few times but he had one box that had mostly newer cards and I picked out these 4 autos:
The 3 guys on the Bowman cards are all considered solid prospects in the Giants system but I picked them up as I usually try and get as many of the base autos as I can for my collection.
The final card from this dealer is this Buster Posey relic from 2019 Topps Heritage. I was pretty sure I had this card but thought it could go to my son if it was a dup. It ended up being a duplicate but my son has been a butthead to him mom for the last few days so he won't get the card until he has a solid stint of good behavior.
My final pickup of the show was on my way out and my favorite one by far:
Not an epic card show haul but it was a fun 90 minutes to spend with my son and add some nice cards to my collection.