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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 […]

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 […]