Gilbralter Trade Center Sports Card Show Review
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Sports Card Show Review
Gilbralter Website - Taylor, Michigan
Show Attended: Saturday March 3, 2012
Written By Forum Member: Jake1230
|Written By Forum Member: Jake1230
I was generally happy with the Gilbralter show I attended on Saturday March 2, 2012. There were probably 20-25 dealers who were exclusively selling sports cards. Although there were about 40 dealers total with other items like memorabilia, action figures, and non-sports collectibles. With my PC (Personal Collection) being Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, and Lions, every dealer at the show had a selection of the home town stuff. I was happy I found three dealers that dealt mainly with vintage cards and spent most of my money at these three tables.
Some of the highlights from my purchases were two bobble heads, a Justin Verlander SGA and a new "vintage" version of Verlander as well. In total I purchased 15-20 cards all from 1965-68 Topps Baseball sets. The most expensive being a PSA Graded 8, 1968 Topps Tigers Team card which cost me $45. It's a high number from the '68 set and according to Beckett the value for a raw card is around $60, so I felt like I did pretty well. I was able to complete my 1967 and 1968 Tiger sets which was a special treat for me. My overall feelings were that the vintage stuff being sold at the Gilbralter Show was priced very fairly, but the current stuff was pricey. Of course, I was only looking at the Michigan/Detroit items and I'm comparing the dealer's prices with what I could purchase the same Tigers items on eBay or Check Out My Cards. I look forward to going back, as they have five more shows through July. I'll be concentrating on my Tigers team sets 1951 to 1966 to finish.