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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 […]

Thrift Treasures 114: Two Minute Minor

January 8, 2019

I had a vision on Saturday night. I had a vision that after I dropped my kids with their mom, I would find a box, or multiple boxes, of baseball cards in one of the local thrift stores. It had been a while since I’d checked for cards in thrift stores, and truthfully, it’s been […]

Thrift Treasures 113: Circumstantial Evidence

January 25, 2018

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, today I will show you evidence that even in 2018, anything is possible when it comes to thrift stores. Please direct your attention to the photographs shown here as they depict the evidence — the circumstantial evidence — that led to the purchase of the “Treasure Chest” brought forth […]