My local show is no exception. There is an old elementary school that was converted into a community center many years ago very close to my house. Four times a year, they have a fairly large "rummage" sale that features as many as 120-150 tables. If you could see this for yourself, you'd be shocked. It's wall to wall junk tables filled with ceramics, clothes no one wore even if they were fashionable, records, books, and other assorted knick-knacks.
But for the card collector, there has always been a portion of the show reserved for dealers and sellers of all sorts. It is starting to become apparent that these shows are less than attractive for dealers as more and more tables remain unfilled. I've even thought about picking one up sometime to try and sell off some of my collection but I can't compete with the guy with a table full of thousands of vintage cards, the guy with all the SLUs, or the one and only hockey guy with more top shelf GU and Autos that I think he has them specially made for himself.
Well, the hockey guy didn't show up this time so what was I to do? I stopped by the first 10 tables I came to...no hockey. I circled back to cover the other side of the aisle...no hockey. I couldn't find hockey anywhere. Finally, after going through about 50 tables, I found a few guys willing to part with a few cards. I spent a total of $10 on 10 cards. Here is what you can get for $10 when a card show is dying.
2010-11 Black Diamond QUAD DIAMOND Gordie Howe - These quad diamonds are a rough pull out of hobby boxes and blasters alike. I think you only get one in a blaster and maybe two in a hobby box. They are not inserts but are the high numbered base cards. There is no serial numbering on them but they are most definitely short printed. The black and white photo of Mr. Hockey here makes the card almost look entirely made of metal.
here it is...
And my favorite of the bunch...
All-in-all, not a bad bunch of cards for a 10 spot.