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    Tristar Productions shows

    They have a show coming up near me, at the Cow Palace in San Francisco and I know they do a lot of shows but I have never been to one.

    Generally, how are they? I can see they are heavy on autograph guests, they have a pretty heavy lineup of players like Ripken, Clark, most SF Giants, etc. i would love to get those autos but that's not what I'm going for, don't wanna spend hundreds for a couple of autos when I'm probably only going with around $200.

    I know other shows just focus on dealers and whoever else wants a table, do you think this show will have that feel too? I pretty much go to buy low end in bulk.. Old sets, cheap boxes, oddball stuff and any real cheap cards whether it's base, auto, etc. I will murder bargain bins.. I typically for $.10-$1.00 bins of they are available.

    For those who have attended their shows, do you think I will find such there? I know logistically it's probably a bit of a different show everywhere, but just a general idea... Or is it really just primarily based on autographers and authenticating?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techniq View Post
    They have a show coming up near me, at the Cow Palace in San Francisco and I know they do a lot of shows but I have never been to one.

    Generally, how are they? I can see they are heavy on autograph guests, they have a pretty heavy lineup of players like Ripken, Clark, most SF Giants, etc. i would love to get those autos but that's not what I'm going for, don't wanna spend hundreds for a couple of autos when I'm probably only going with around $200.

    I know other shows just focus on dealers and whoever else wants a table, do you think this show will have that feel too? I pretty much go to buy low end in bulk.. Old sets, cheap boxes, oddball stuff and any real cheap cards whether it's base, auto, etc. I will murder bargain bins.. I typically for $.10-$1.00 bins of they are available.

    For those who have attended their shows, do you think I will find such there? I know logistically it's probably a bit of a different show everywhere, but just a general idea... Or is it really just primarily based on autographers and authenticating?
    I went to there show in Houston in January and the show was decent with lots of bargain bins. I will be going back next month
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    TriStar San Francisco usually has something for everyone. However, it is typically very heavy on Giants and prospects. I'll be going to pick up some raw, low-grade 1951 Bowman for my set project, and to take some stuff to PSA/DNA.

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    Tristar SF is the best show in the SF Bay area. I go every year. Lots of visitors from out of SF too. I don't bargain bin myself but if I set up i always do a cheapy box.

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    The Houston show has some nice bargain bin stuff. That's all I go for save for the occasional autograph guest.
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    I've been off and on collecting the past few years, but I'm excited for the upcoming Cow Palace show. I'll be looking for prospects mostly, and maybe a couple boxes to ?rack. Anybody remember a few years back when they held it at another SF convention center a few miles away from the CP. I just remember that show was awful and had few tables.
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    It's usually pretty good, though there is a good amount of vintage (which I like but isn't everyone's thing), and high-end. As a low/mid end collector, I generally don't do great, but find a few things. If I remember correctly, there are some guys who turn up with bulk boxes.

    That being said, the GTSM show in San Jose was rough compared to past years. A lot of memorabilia dealers (mostly giants and 49ers) and not as many card dealers as I would've liked. Hopefully that's not an indication of how tristar will be
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    Worth an hour or two, not more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes View Post
    Worth an hour or two, not more.
    Let's clarify that - it's worth an hour or two if you're a prospector, but if you look at everything else, then it's worth the time.

    I have blocked out that entire weekend for the show, and I hope to pick up some cards and sell some cards.

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    How was the show today?

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    I got some pc cards and also picked up some wants! I also sold some cards. Pretty good day!

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    Was gonna go today but I wouldn'tve got there till 5 and I don't wanna feel rushed.. I might only need a couple hours but will feel better knowing I have as much time as I want/need.

    Excited for tomorrow, I'll be out there bright n early 10am
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    Only shows I've been to are a GTSM (is that right?) show late last year and the show at the mall here. So this will be my first big show, hopin to find lots of stuff.. Sure i will.
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    Great haul today.. 1000+ autos and 200+ GU and serial numbered cards, 4 sets, 4 boxes, and a bunch of random cards, maybe 400 or 500.. Along with a ton of pages/sleeves and nice lil statue of Michael Jordan's rookie card and a very faded autographed baseball, but for $5 why the hell not

    All that for less than $400.. I'm stoked, my auto/GU/serial numbered just multiplied like twenty fold

    Couple highlights were autos from Nolan Ryan, McGwire, and Mattingly for $1 a piece, PSA certified and some nice Tribute/Museum Collection/Five Star for super cheap and a box of 2012 Prizm for $20

    Shout out to Ice Cube, cause today was a good day.
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