Thrift Treasures Part X: Serial Killer

tt10hSo the last week or two I’ve been kind of lazy when it comes to writing about baseball cards. I actuallytt10x intended to write this post last weekend but I got caught up doing other things. Such is life.

Anywho, last Saturday my wife, daughter, mother-in-law and I hit up a local high school flea market. These things really are hit and miss, usually the latter. Lots of home-made jewelry, busted bicycles and other odds and ends. But on this day there were some cards, and not just box sets of 1990 Fleer or Donruss. Today, there was a guy with a 3,200 count box of fairly current cards. The price: 6 cards for $1. I decided to dig through the box, giving myself a $5 limit. Here’s the 30-card haul.


Top Row: 2005 Donruss Greats “Souvenirs” Dwight Evans, 2005 Donruss Greats Carl Yastrzemski holofoil parallel, 2004 Donruss Classics Wade Boggs VET #’d0935/1999

Bottom Row: 2005 Donruss Greats Roger Clemens (x3 — different uniforms), 2005 Sweet Spot Roger Clemens



Top: 2004 Topps Heirtage Flash Backs Harmon Killebrew, 2005 Sweet Spot Albert Pujols, 2004 Bowman Lastings Milledge rookie

Bottom: 2004 Bowman Felix Hernandez, Ricky Nolasco and Ervin Santana rookies



2005 Sweet Spot Gold Ichiro #/599, 2005 Sweet Spot Gold Barry Zito #/599, 2004 Flair Row 1 Magglio Ordonez #’d 100/100



Top: 2006 Topps Heritage Chrome Refractor Ben Roethlisberger #/552, 2006 Bowman Blue Brett Favre #/500

Bottom: 2006 Topps Heritage Chrome Kevin Jones, Curtis Martin, Alge Crumpler, Anquan Boldin — all #/1952



Left: 05-06 SP Signature Jason Williams #’d 18/25

Top: 05-6 Topps Chrome Black Refractors Anthony Fuqua, Jeff Hagen , both #/399; 06-06 Topps Chrome Refractor Ryan Gomes rookie #/999

Bottom: 05-06 Topps Chrome Gold Refractors Marques Daniels, Chris Bosh and Seamus Boxley, each #/99. Boxley is 01/99.

Comments: Nothing huge or vintage here, but a fun little lot picked up for almost nothing. My only regret is not spending more time going through the big stack of 2004 Bowman baseball. Truthfully, I had about 60 cards set aside — and it could have been more — but I felt like once I got over the $5 limit, this deal wasn’t looking too much like a deal, ya know? I’ll probably take the football and basketball and lump them with some other stuff I picked up in other lots and unload it on eBay. If you see something you want, speak up. The Topps Heritage football cards are pretty cool, but they don’t have a place here.

2 Responses to “Thrift Treasures Part X: Serial Killer”

  1. You got some nice baseball cards for a fair price. Flea Markets are always fun and great buys do come around from time to time.

  2. […] market. These things are held monthly, and I was hoping to chase down the guy from whom I purchased THESE CARDS from last month. After searching, I found him hiding in a poor location. I was hoping he still had […]

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