So I went to the card show in Raleigh this past weekend and was able to pick up a lot of great cards that fit the needs of my collection. I picked up a bunch of vintage Orioles cards to fill out my team sets, a bunch of Chrome cards from the last 2 years to fill the sets I'm working on, and I was able to visit with one of my fellow Orioles bloggers, William from foul bunt. I'm just going to post 5 of my favorite things from the show.
I was able to purchase this fine looking Brooks card for 20 bucks. The centering is pretty good, there are no creases or really beat up corners so I think I really got a great deal on this vintage beauty!
Here's one of the other vintage cards that I picked up to finish my 1960 Topps Orioles team set. This is Steve's rookie card and I'm very glad to have it. He stuck with the birds for about 6 or 7 years and had his greatest success there. He was a local product hailing from Takoma Park Maryland. I think he is probably one of the most underrated Orioles players in their history since he won over 100 games for them.
And that brings me to my favorite thing of the whole show. It's not something I bought, traded, or bargained for. William was nice enough to bring his batting gloves for me to see. These aren't just any batting gloves though. These are Nolan Reimold's batting gloves from the last game of the season. These batting gloves had a major role in crushing the Red Sox playoff hopes and sending them home for the winter. You can read he whole story about how William came into possession of the gloves right here. You can see in the picture that both of the gloves are autographed on the thumbs so these are true collectables and I'm glad I actually had a chance to put them on. I mean look at me, I'm grinning like a little kid!
I really had a blast at the show picking up some new cards for my collection and most of all just hanging out talking with William and his son. So I guess that really wraps up the show. Thanks for reading!