Thrift Treasures 98: Sweetness and the Snake
I haven’t had much time to write lately. We had a death in the family the same day I wrote my Wally Pipp post, and since then every day has been a little hectic.
Nonetheless here I am writing a new a Thrift Treasures trying to get back to some normalcy.
Friday night after work I poppedinto a thrift store and saw dozens of bags filled with cards.
I peeked at a few of the bags and could clearly see that they weren’t worth the $3.99 each that the store was asking. I’m talking stuff from 1988-1992, basic commons and stuff. Heck, one bag even had this 1990 Fleer Tim McIntosh card with a 12 cent price tag on it. I used to do this to my cards them too, but o wasn’t going to pay for that memory.
This is a second-year 1977 Walter Payton card showing on the bag And I could see a few other older football cards. I decided that even though the Payton was in poor condition, it was worth the purchase.
Well, as it turned out the football cards and one hockey card are we’re the only things worth writing about. The bag was filled with baseball commons as mentioned above.
But here are the “hits.”
Four 1977 Topps cards including Oakland Raiders center Dave Dalbu and linebacker Phil Villapiano, Chicago Bears defensive tackle Wally Chambers, and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jim Marshall.
You can read more Thrift Treasures posts here.