Pitchers and catchers report this week so baseball it is to start the week. These are pickups from the card show in October. In my first walk around the room I saw a guy who had 50+ Acuna cards for $2 each. About the same number of Trouts. I made a mental note to hit him first after my initial look at all the tables. Big mistake. In the maybe 10 minutes between visits to his table someone had grabbed every Acuna and Trout the man had. Lesson learned... I still grabbed one Acuna card before I left. Kind of felt like I just had to at that point.
If I'm grabbing singles of cards they'll be personal collection guys like all these here. While I like the look at the Glavine in orange card I still shudder at seeing him as a Met.
Ichiro is actually a guy I started collecting really late in his career. Better late than never for a dude who could hit like nobodies business. The photos, though different, on the Upper Deck cards are great looks at that iconic preparation he'd do during an at bat.
Well maybe Austin Riley isn't a PC guy yet but I kept an eye out for his cards and came across this one on the cheap. The big question is can this guy make adjustments to major league pitching. Pitchers made their adjustments in pitching to him and his hitting took a major turn for the worse after a great start to his career last year.
Finally found this 2018 Topps Update SP Chipper and couldn't be happier. I really like the photo no matter how goofy it may be to some. Could have easily snagged it online but the price at the show was much better. The card shows are always great and looking through singles is fun. Just never seem to have enough time to dig through all the boxes. I'll show off the basketball and football pickups in future posts.