My buddy is more of a collectibles guy who skews towards signed balls, signed jerseys, and art. He has a man cave he's finished in the last year and has been decorating with lots of Cardinals memorabilia. He has done a great job. Yesterday he picked up a signed Stan Musial ball for a decent price. I'm a trading card guy. Sports on non-sports I'm all good. There wasn't a ton of cards from the 70's to present so there weren't as many cards as usual that caught my attention. I say that, but there was a guy with a nice collection of non-sports cards and sets but they were just out of my price range. Cool stuff.
|Rarely see Buck Williams in this jersey.|
Quick side note on the autograph thing. I like autographs but usually only get them if I get the autograph in person. To that end I only two that I remember. One is Hank Aaron's on a Donruss puzzle but I actually had a friend take it to a show in St. Louis and get the autograph for me. I also have the autograph of Martin Nodell, the artist of the original Green Lantern series. I got his autograph in person at a comic book show in Kansas City in the early 1990's. The autograph is on a card with the cover to one of his comics. I'd love to get the autograph of some of my all-time favorite players but that is an expensive proposition. Still I think I'll get some at some point. More to come on that.
To sum up. Yesterday was a good time and I always enjoy seeing what is out there even if I wouldn't be considered a serious collector right now. I'll probably do a post of my trip to the National Sports Collectors Convention back in the 90's. My buddy Yaj and our friend B.K. went and it was a great time. So I should have a few other posts hitting shortly as the ice and snow have me house bound. Good times.