So, my intention was to hit you guys next with another short post about items that I found at The National. But on this day, I actually have a fresh Thrift Treasures post based on items that I found just a few hours ago.
I made the rounds to one of the local thrift stores this morning and while looking at about a dozen baggies or so, some random guy walks up to me and asks if I’ve ever been to a nearby town, which is one of the rich cities in the neighborhood. I give him a stare as if my eyes were saying “why the hell are you asking me this?’
A few seconds of silence pass and he says, ” well, they have this thrift store there. They have a bunch of cards in boxes … and they are cheap.” The man tells me baseball cards are not his thing, so he figured he’d let me know.
Five minutes later I’m on the freeway headed to said thrift store, which i did not know even existed.
Located in an old house turned into a store front, I located the cards he spoke of.
My jaw dropped and my heart skipped a beat because as you can see from the picture, they had multiple boxes marked as 1989 Upper Deck baseball sets. I opened them and determined that all cards were in there … except for THE card, the Ken Griffey Jr. Each box was priced at $4. Even at $4 those sets are decent. There are some iconic cards and some good rookies. The issue I had was that I already had three 1989 UD Sets. I decided to pass.
What I did walk away with though was a complete 1987 Fleer baseball set, which had a Will Clark and Bo Jackson rookie card sitting in Top Loaders on top of the set inside the box. I then checked to see if card 604 was there. Barry Lamar Bonds was indeed there. The Bonds single can be had for about $4, but I’ll take the whole set for this price. I always liked this set anyway.
And secondly there was a box of 1989 Donruss baseball sitting there. Wax packs completely and the box looking just as it did some 25 years ago when it came out of the case.
Well, I ripped the packs. No Griffey. Insert fail horn here.
But I did get a Randy Johnson, two Curt Schillings and a Craig Biggio. I also found a pack with a Don Mattingly Diamond King on the back,m so I kept that sealed. And I got to create these colorful pictures. Wee!
Total cost of these treasures: $8
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