Saturday, August 12, 2017

National Baseball Card Day 2017

For National Baseball Card Day I took my daughter, Caroline, to a new old card shop. New old? Yep. The Dugout, in Pigeon Forge, TN, closed about 3 years ago. Little did I know that they didn't close, but moved. To a better location, in my opinion.

Before we get to the cards from the free pack that Topps was giving away, here's a few shots of The Dugout.  (LCS plug - you can follow The Dugout-TN on facebook.)

From the middle of the store, looking out to the front.

From the middle of the store, looking towards the back.

Rick, owner of The Dugout, was dealing with another customer.  We walked around, looked at the variety of bobbleheads, relic cards, this and that.  After he finished with the customer, Rick gave Caroline two Panini sticker books.  Cars 3 and Finding Dory.  She was pleased with those.

We stepped outside, went to a bench and opened the pack.
2017 National Baseball Card Day
Nolan Arendao (card #8)

2017 National Baseball Card Day
Justin Verlander (card #10)

2017 National Baseball Card Day
Robinson Cano (card #24)

2017 National Baseball Card Day
Jacob deGrom (card #27)

This is Caroline's favorite card from the pack.
2017 National Baseball Card Day
Andrew Benintendi (card #AU-AB)

We went back inside to let Rick know that she got a hit.  He was excited, asked if he could take a picture for his facebook page.  We said yes.

Overall it was a good day.


  1. Great looking card shop! Looks very clean and organized. That's really cool that the owner hooked your daughter up with the two Panini books. And congratulations to her for that epic pull. If she wasn't a collector before, I hope Benintendi brings her into our awesome hobby.

  2. DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG!!!! That is some mojo working there. I'm bringing my daughter to card shops in the future.

    "Yes sweetie - I know you are 22 years old and would rather going to a club with your friends, but grab that checklist and get in the car!"

  3. This is what National Baseball Card Day is all about. Glad you and your daughter had a good time.

  4. Cool, I've been to that shop when visiting the area. I think I picked up a few 2003 Upper Deck Ted Williams short prints and a Bowman Johnny Pesky RC.

    Nice pull!

  5. That's awesome! Congrats! Looks like you both had a great time!