I had a plan that I formulated in the car that I was going to try to knock out a bunch of sets that were on my wantlist, pick up a bunch of Orioles cards for my team sets, and buy some much needed boxes and 9-pocket pages. Once I walked thru the doors, I think I forgot why I was there. I got some cards from my set wantlists, almost totally struck out on my team sets, but thankfully restocked my supply of storage boxes and binder sheets. One and a half out of three isn't too bad.
The show wasn't a total loss though. I picked up a bunch of cards for sets I'm beginning to build like 2011 Allen & Ginter, 1980 and 1979 Topps. I knocked some wantlists down to next to nothing including 2012 Topps series 2, 2012 Allen & Ginter, and 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects.
I also picked up a bunch of great cards out of the bargain bins including those starter sets. I didn't see any nickel bins but there were plenty of dime bins. Here's a few that I picked out of the dime bins:
Not everything came from the dime boxes but I did get great deals on these cards
There's no way I could resist this classy looking relic card of Jonesy. It's numbered 28/35 which is pretty cool (right below his forearm). I can't afford buying expensive boxes like the ones that relics like this pop out of, so I let the suckers bust those boxes and capitalize buy buying the singles as they desperately try to recoup their loses. I win every time because I only paid 6 bucks for this card.
So, overall I had a decent time. I think the crowd was small because football is in full swing and the O's and Nats had just lost on Friday night. While not the best CSA show I've been to, but I still got some great cards!