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Thrift Treasures 92: A baggie to DYE for …

Posted in Thrift Treasures with tags , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2015 by Cardboard Icons

Have you ever wondered how prevailing autographs and game-used cards are in our hobby? Well, they are so prevalent now that I occasionally find them at thrift stores.

  
Over the last year or so I have managed to unearth a few certified autos and GU cards in baggies just like the one pictured above.  None of them have been very valuable, but still … They are what we’ve dubbed “hits” and they’re sitting among forgotten toys.

This week I located the Baggie shown above and as you can see a foil sticker auto was peaking out at me.

Whose the auto? Well, the headline probably gave that away …

  
He’s not a hard auto to get, but this one is limited to 125.

There weren’t any other hits in the bag. In fact, much of it looked like this:

  
But it did have a 2001 Topps gold parallel numbered to … 2,001

  
And what appears to be the equivalent of a single retail pack of 2002 Fleer Greats of the Game. I love looking at the stats these guys complied.

Mickey Cochrane tallied a .320 batting average over a 13-year career. 

  
Check out Tony Perez’s 1970 stat line: 

  
Paul Molitor could hit … Just 3,319 which was good for a .306 career average.

  
Eddie Murray wasn’t too shabby either. He is a member of the 3,000 hit/500 HR club. I got to see homer number 498 during a doubleheader in Oakland late in 1996. (8/16/96, game 2)

  
A fellow Eddie in the 500 HR club. 1953 and 1959 were monster seasons for Eddie Mathews.

  
Total cost of these Treasures: $2.99

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Thrift Treasures Part XI: Low Risk, High Reward

Posted in Thrift Treasures with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

tt11abCan you believe it’s been three weeks since I last wrote a Thrift Treasures post? Me neither. Just goes to show how little I’ve actually been dealing with baseball cards lately.

Anywho, I had a father-daughter day with my 3-month-old on Saturday and we (I) decided to check out a local high school flea market. These things are held monthly, and I was hoping to chase down the guy from whom I purchased THESE CARDS from last month. After searching, I found him hiding in a poor location. I was hoping he still had some 2004 Bowman cards left and indeed he did. The same price applied 6 cards for $1. I decided to spend $4. The results are within: Continue reading