I do two things when I go to my LCS: flip through the dollar baseball box and pick up a few mystery long boxes. Here are just a few choice items from each.
A dollar is worth it for just about any slabbed Griffey, but this one is pretty cool. I think he probably put this in there especially for me to find. There was also a slabbed '90 Fleer Sosa rookie, but who cares?
These also came from the dollar box, and while I already had two of these, the big news is that I didn't have the other two. That High School card is obviously not genuine, and it's the fourth variation of it I've come across.
Now I am consistently happy with what ends up in the mystery boxes. I always get a few gems and tons of trade fodder, but this time I wound up with a super rare card I doubt he intended to go into that box:
Shiny Sandberg. Great start, but that's not all. Check out the back:
See it? Here's a close-up:
It's numbered out of only five. I love Sandberg, but if I can sell this puppy and use the proceeds to snap up a couple Griffeys, I'm more than willing. I checked a Beckett (yes, I have a Beckett), and they apparently don't even list parallels this rare. What do I charge for it?