I'm doing my personal Christmas shopping a little early this year. We had a Sunday question where we asked if you ever get trading cards as a gift. As many of you noted, the answer was simply no.
I talked to my boyfriend about this just last week about why he never buys me baseball cards. Since our second bedroom is covered with them, he obviously knows I like them. His answer was that he doesn't buy them for me because he doesn't know what I don't have and he doesn't want to buy me packs or hobby boxes to waste the money and potentially get a box of cards I don't want.
It was sound reasoning. So, that's what I have Marie for. I know she is going to get me at least baseball-related gizmo for the holidays or my birthday.
Then, I also like to treat myself.
That comes today when I am going to visit the Philly Card Show. I've done White Plains a number of times with Marie, but I've never gone to the Philly Card Show despite wanting to hit it for at least the last four years.
There are no signings today, but I that's not what I am there for.
I've only been to one card show outside of New York. The problem in NY is the Yankees cards are always incredibly high because of geographic location. The other card show I hit was in Denver and came away extremely lucky.
I bought a box of 2007 Turkey Red at the show and my box topper was a Derek Jeter cabinet card signed by Dick Perez /25. I had to go all the way to Colorado just to get that card! A girl wouldn't be so lucky around here.
I have two concerns when looking for Yankees cards today. 1. They just won the World Series. So, there are going to be many people looking for their cards. 2. They're the Yankees and are probably expensive no matter what.
Either way, I have a little spending money from playing poker last night and plan on buying myself a little something.
Merry early Christmas to me!