This past Sunday was the third Sunday of the month, so that means it's time for the monthly Urbandale American Legion card show. With 70+ degree temperatures and generally gorgeous weather, this month's show was very well attended, both from a dealer's standpoint and as far as the number of collectors in attendance.
The nickel and dime boxes were definitely out in force, so it was a no-brainer to pick up these San Diego Padres cards - a 1995 Topps Embossed Andy Benes (#40), Bip Roberts (#57) and Joey Hamilton (#87), 2000 Stadium Club Trevor Hoffman (#18), 2002 Topps Reserve Xavier Nady (#31), and 2003 Donruss Champions Sean Burroughs (#220).
I also picked up these 1995 Stadium Club Andy Benes (#26), 2001 Bowman's Best Sean Burroughs (#129), Mat Latos (#50), 2011 Bowman Platinum Bold (#50) Stadium Club Members Only Parallel Dustin Hermanson (#107), 1997 Pinnacle Jason Thompson (#180), and 2001 Upper Deck Vintage Ryan Klesko (#289).
While I've only picked up one or two packs of 2015 Topps cards, I have yet to pull any Padres cards. Fortunately, I was able to find seven 2015 Topps cards, which included Yonder Alonso (#99), Yasmani Grandal (#338), Rene Rivera (#3), Jesse Hahn (#145), Everth Cabrera (#28), and Carlos Quentin (#32). I also grabbed a 2015 Topps team card, as well. Of these six cards, only half - Alonso, Hahn and Quentin are still with the club - everyone else has been traded to make up the new-look 2015 Friars.
Even though I wasn't able to attend last month's show, Myron, one of my favorite dealers was still looking out for me and had these Padres cards set aside for me, as well as a few team sets. I was more than happy to find these gorgeous Tony Gwynss, which included a 1991 Topps Cracker Jack I (#36), 1998 Revolution Showstoppers (#35), and a 2015 Donruss Tony Gwynn Tribute (#2), as well as2013 Pinnacle Artist's Proof Jedd Gyorko (#187), 2014 Bowman Platinum Toolsy Die-Cuts Austin Hedges (#TDCAH), and a 2014 Bowman Chrome Prospects Autographs Jose Urena (#BCAPJUR) of his hands.