When I was a kid and I went to the card shop, I was pretty excited to have ten bucks to spend. I would pick up a couple of packs and maybe a Griffey base card for three bucks, and that would be it. Now in the days of adult pay checks and credit cards and such, I am able to score hauls that 13-year-old me would have done that awkward adolescent overreaction for.
Case in point: my LCS had a big ol' box of dollar cards, and I went through every one. Here's what I landed:
|NINE '89 Donruss rookies. Didn't think twice about snagging these.|
|A trio of sweaty '89 Fleer rookies.|
Here we have two great Frank Thomas rookies, two Piazza rookies, and a Michael Jordan pre-rookie. New Orleans may be the only place that Will Clark could sell for a dollar. Also a signed Kent Hrbek rookie, a nickname-signed "Shotgun" Shuba, and a vintage Ruth/Aaron/Mays card from before Hank's breaking fo the HR record. That last one blew my mind. I don't actually know the value, but it's got to be more than a dollar, right?
You bet your sweet bippy there were Griffeys.
He also had a box of dollar packs that uncluded a bunch of Bowman from the 2000's. I picked up two packs of Bowman and two of Topps Stars which I had never opened before.
|Crazy textures, and all the cards are serial numbered. These were fun to open.|
|Yadier Molina rookie from a pack of Bowman.|
That was it from my LCS. I did also find myself on the Westbank this past weekend and ended up stopping at a card shop we spotted in a strip mall. There wasn't much to be had, but I found these that I needed:
|My first successful trip to the WBCS (Westbank Card Shop).|
Card shops down here are not at all baseball-oriented, so hauls like this tend to be few and far-between. I feel like I hit the lottery right now.
Happy Tuesday, everybody......!