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Thrift Treasures 123: I get high with a little help from my … cards (Woodstock relic)

February 8, 2020

Last weekend my son and I went to the local flea market, part of which I documented in the previous edition of Thrift Treasures. While we were on the way there, I was telling him about my past experience at this flea market, specifically with a certain dealer who would often bring cards and sell […]

Thrift Treasures 122: Factory Sealed Iconic Set has a Homecoming

February 3, 2020

I know what you’re thinking: Didn’t he say he was moving stuff out of his collection? If that’s what you’re thinking, then you’re half right. I did say that, but the last post also had the following key components: be happy, write more, and hopefully add to the Thrift Treasures. I am accomplishing all of […]

Thrift Treasures 121: Pay It Forward

November 13, 2019

Last week I popped into a thrift store I hadn’t visited in a while. It’s a chain store, one that I enjoy, but the company had closed all other local locations over the last year so that’s put a damper on my thrift adventures. Nonetheless on this trip it did not disappoint as I found […]

Thrift Treasures 120: The Best of the American League

November 8, 2019

Real quick hitter today. I had about an hour to spare on Wednesday between drop off time at school and an award assembly in which my son and nephew were receiving accolades in math so I make a quick run to a Goodwill I hadn’t been to in several months. As I scoured the shelves, […]

Thrift Treasures 119: Colin Kaepernick signed “Salute to Service” hat

September 12, 2019

This has been a really interesting week. Sort of out of nowhere I found myself in the market for a new (to us) dresser for my kids. The one we’ve had for the last few years broke and no longer held the drawers properly so I was faced with buying a new one, or looking […]