This post officially begins my show-and-tell from the past weekend's card show in San Leandro. It runs twice annually, with the other show in late November. This is a vintage collector's haven. There are plenty of cards from older Topps issues, but what impressed me last time I went was the amount of pre-war cards.
Before you get excited about seeing some 1930s Goudey, know that I didn't buy anything that old on this trip. You'll see a little bit of vintage in a future post.
I did catch a glimpse of some original Ruths and Gehrigs. I didn't want to stare, but I watched one person buy two different Ruths and a Gehrig, plus an additional card from the 1930s Goudey sets, and he dropped a good $1600 cash for the sale. Yowsers.
What I bring you today didn't come from any tables. They come from Jim, a local resident and reader of my blog. Along with some kind words, he presented me with a very nice stack of Sportscasters featuring various sports with women as the focus!
Sportscasters cards like this are hard to find, and Jim surprised me with them when we met on Saturday. I'm very grateful for him bringing them to me and now I owe him in trade! He mentioned he's a Schmidt fan so I'll have to find something real nice for him. Thanks, Jim!
On the "not purchased but still picked up at the show" was this media guide from 1999: