Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Card Show in the Fair Town of Raleigh

It just seems like I was at the State Fairgrounds a few weeks ago picking up a few things at a card show. I went again this past Saturday.  Just to review here are my card show rules:

1. We always eat lunch/dinner before attending the card show
2. We have a cash budget and we stick to the budget
3. We never buy cards of the home team

Last time I went I failed on the whole budget thing.  So, here's how I did this week.

1. We always eat lunch/dinner before attending the card show
I actually went in the morning, so I did not each lunch and no dinner either.  I did eat breakfast however.  I had a bowl of Rice Krispies, a banana smoothie with almond milk and peanut butter (Elvis would approve), and a glass of orange juice.  Quick plug...I make all of my smoothies with a Ninja blender.  If you don't have a blender, you should buy a Ninja Blender.  If you own a blender, but it's not a Ninja Blender, perhaps it's time to buy one.  If you own a Ninja Blender, high five.  

2. We have a cash budget and we stick to the budget
$25 and only $25 this time.  

3. We never buy cards of the home team
Raleigh is a city of transplants.  Is there a home team?  Maybe Russell Wilson.  Maybe.  

I actually decided to go for quantity this time. Just the way I felt going in. Sometimes I spend my money on a card or two, this time I spread out my purchases, and spent a lot of time combing through a lot of boxes for $1 cards.  I ended up with a nice stack of cards at the end of the morning.  

Since this was a stack I decided to make a quick pair of Instagram movies with my pick-ups instead of making you scroll down a page full of cards.  

A video posted by The Snorting Bull (@thesnortingbull) on

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A video posted by The Snorting Bull (@thesnortingbull) on


7 comments:

  1. Parents bought me a Ninja last Christmas... although it's still sitting in the box.

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    1. They are really good blenders Fuji. I like the fact that you can make things in single servings.

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  2. Very cool. Jealous of anyone able to go to card shows.

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    1. Thank you! Sorry there are no card shows in your area.

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