If you're anything like me, you like to take one-syllable words and add -stravaganza to them. If that's the case for you, pull up a chair, friend. I've got some baseball cards to show you.
I stopped by the card shop for some hobby packs of 2014 Topps. My set building efforts have been totally weaksauce of late, so I figured it was time for an injection of Series 2 before I collate and make a want list.
Anyhoo, I caught the card shop on a good day. Someone had dropped off a collection and rather than go through everything, the proprietor offered me stacks of great stuff at low, low prices (or free).
I came home with a giant cardboard box of goodies. Here's a peek:
A few packs, a few books, some great magazines (including a Becket from '99 that I had an absolute ball thumbing through), and a handful of pretty nice cards. If you look closely you'll see a commemorative ticket to Cal Ripken's tribute game as well as a regular ticket to his last game. Those were free (in fact I think we pulled them out of a box designated as trash).
This stack of binder pages was five bucks. I've only given them a quick thumb-through and dude. Some amazing stuff in there. In addition to being a solid eight inches thick, all the stars of the late 90's are represented within, including a nice stack of Griffeys and a buttload of inserts and parallels, mostly of Cal Ripken. This stack is going to get it's own post.
So yeah, timing is everything. More to come...