In part two of my Chicago Sports Spectacular Review I showed the autographs that were in $1.25 boxes. There were some great autos I pulled, and as I moved down the table, there were more baseball boxes.
The other boxes were marked $1 each and I began thumbing through. Quickly I found some pretty nice cards, so I rummaged through about three or four of the boxes. In the end I added four Ryne Sandberg serial numbered cards: 2017 Topps Triple Threads 22/250, 2010 Topps Triple Threads 246/525 and 680/1350, and 2009 Topps Triple Threads 91/240.
Kris Bryant was well represented and I snagged seven more for my collection including: 2017 Topps image Variation SP, 2017 Bowman Platinum silver ice, 2015 Donruss Elite Gold Stars, 2014 Bowman Chrome Mini, 2017 Gypsy Queen Hand Drawn Art Insert, 2017 Allen & Ginter foil, and 2017 Panini 28/499.
Bryant’s buddy Anthony Rizzo was in there, too. While these aren’t Cubs cards, I’ve been loosely looking to pick off a couple Rizzo Padres rookies.
A few Kyle Schwarber cards including a 2015 Leaf that was a promotional card from the 2015 National card show. Also, a 2016 Bowman purple 207/250, and 2014 Bowman Sterling 68/199.
My guy! Some Javier Baez. I added two more 2014 Bowman rookies, a 2017 Allen & Ginter foil, 2018 Topps rainbow foil, 2015 Topps Museum rookie, and 2013 Bowman Chrome mini.
Then I saw some what appeared to be prism refractors, but I had never seen these before. They were stamped National in the upper right corner, so likely a promo set given out at the National in 2017.
Dylan Cease was the big prospect I followed after Javier Baez graduated to the ranks of big leaguer. I was upset when the Cubs dealt the pitcher to the White Sox last year, but happy to see the Sox place him on their 40-man roster this week.
I added four more Cease cards including three 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft refractors along with a 2014 Bowman Draft blue Border 95/399.
Picked off a 2015 Bowman Draft Albert Almora blue Border 22/150.
A reverse negative from 2017 Topps Chrome of Ben Zobrist for a buck? Yes, please!
Jorge Soler times two.
A 2016 Topps Finest 119/150 and 2015 Topps Chrome purple 120/250.
I can’t remember if this Rafael Dolis Auto was in the dollar box, or if it was in the autograph box and I mixed my stacks. Either way, it’s a good deal.
The Lee is numbered 51/150 and Choi is 170/170.
Here’s a Big Z 2006 Bowman Chrome Refractor 3/150.
Darwin! This 1st Bowman Refractor is 38/250.
Really hope Adbert Alzolay has recovered from his injury. Not only did I pick up a Bowman Platinum autograph for $1.25, check out these three cards for a dollar each!
This is a 2018 Bowman blue 115/150, 2018 Bowman Chrome Scout’s Top 100 140/150, and 2018 Bowman Chrome Talent Pipeline 35/150.
Jen-Ho Tseng blue Border 88/499.
Thomas Hatch Bowman Chrome blue Refractor 18/150.
Finally, a couple Alex Lange cards including. 2018 Bowman blue 289/499, and 2018 Bowman Chrome purple Refractor 137/250.
I definitely have a bug to find more of these boxes. I probably spent two hours at this table alone between the autograph box and the dollar boxes. So much fun! What a great day at the Chicago Sports Spectacular.
Since I was only able to visit about half the booths on Saturday, I may have to consider setting aside a few days for the National in Chicago next summer.