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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 […]

Thrift Treasures 118: Hobby time capsule for $9.99

August 15, 2019

Few things bring me as much joy as finding discarded hobby gems at the thrift store for less than the price of a handful of modern packs. It’s easy to get sucked into paying $3, $4, or $5 for a pack of cards at retail hoping to pull something that makes you feel like a […]

Thrift Treasures 117: Michael Jeffrey Jordan x 700-ish

May 1, 2019

Remember that time Michael Jordan retired at the peak of his basketball career and decided to play baseball? If you were alive and a sports fan in the 1990s you surely remember this. The Jordan-baseball connection actually started a few years before his “retirement” and it and it was famously chronicled on the 1991 Upper […]

Thrift Treasures 116: Is that OJ Simpson … and Jose Canseco?!

March 2, 2019

True story: I woke the other day thinking about two retired athletes, OJ Simpson and Jose Canseco. I can’t say for sure why I had those two guys on my brain, but their names were in my head. As it turned out, it was an omen. I was out and about running errands and checking […]

Thrift Treasures 115: Something For Everyone

January 24, 2019

Persistence. That’s the one word I’ll use to describe what it takes sometimes to find so-called treasures in second-hand stores. From personal experience, I will tell you that the number of people buying and re-selling items these days has made it much more difficult to find items that appeal to me. The days of finding […]