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Thrift Treasures XLIII: A `Platinum’ in the rough

Posted in Thrift Treasures with tags , , , , , on March 22, 2012 by Cardboard Icons

There are some things I know to be true.  One of them is that a certain San Francisco Bay Area thrift store ALWAYS has a trough full of cards priced at 10 cents each.  Whether or not they are worth that much is always up for debate, but they are there for the picking.

It’s the same store at which I bought the reprinted of the first Sports Illustrated magazine, a piece I posted yesterday.  I actually bought the cards in this post along with the rookie edition of SI, but figured the magazine was so awesome it had to be shared on its own.

If you follow me on twitter, you may have already seen what I saw at this shop.

Looks like a mess to a lot of people.

I think it looks like potential.

Normally I would have spent the next hour or two pouring over this entire box to purchase anything I found interesting.  But on this day I didn’t have the luxury of time.  I had to do a cursory search. Continue reading