Wednesday, August 13, 2014

LCS Cardboard Lootstravaganza!

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...


  1. Looks like quite a haul! Looking forward to seeing more of what was in those pages.

  2. If my LCS had this kind of bargain stuff... I wouldn't need flea markets, card shows, or the internet. Nice stuff.

  3. That is a fun day of searching you have ahead of you. Enjoy! Hope you find some awesome cards.

  4. Nice ! I've been reading my old Becketts lately (I'm trying to get back into the hobby after 16 years), and hindsight can be really funny sometimes