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Thrift Treasures 84: Jesse “The Body” Ventura autograph, “error” WWE cards and SF Giants SGA set

Posted in Thrift Treasures with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2015 by Cardboard Icons

IMG_9905Lately I’ve been getting back into professional wrestling.  Laugh if you want, but it’s always been that thing in the background that I’ve always found entertaining.  This is all makes sense because in about two weeks I’ll be attending my first WrestleMania. So it would seem fitting that this edition of Thrift Treasures is heavily wrestling-centric.

On Friday I made a trip to two thrift stores in the area and the first item I located for sale was a baggie of random wrestling cards for $1.49.  This baggie looked to have a stack of 2009 Topps cards and some other odd Topps WWE cards I’d never even seen before.

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The condition of the cards was obviously not great, but I figured it was worth a trip down memory lane.

The base 2009 Topps cards were interesting.  There was an early Brie Bella release, a gold parallel (/500) Kane, a pair of CM Punk cards, and many more stars.

IMG_0418There were also some inserts …

IMG_0419And then these weird Topps Insider cards … Make sure you pay close attention to the last scan

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OK, you’ve seen them.  Do you see the two errors? One is Brock “Lesner” instead of Lesnar, and the other is …

IMG_0427… um, oops. The only remote way this is ‘Triple H” is if we are calling him Hollywood Hulk Hogan, but he’s not even dressed that way, so …

The next item I located was yet another signed book for my growing collection.  This book is signed by a politician/professional wrestling legend Jesse “The Body”Ventura. Pretty neat find for the price.

IMG_0334 IMG_0335And the final item is a 32-card 2011 Topps Emerald San Francisco Giants Stadium giveaway set featuring second year cards of Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner, as well as a rookie-year release of Brandon Crawford.

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Total cost of these treasures: $7.47

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What I’d like to have right now …

Posted in Instagram Portraits with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2013 by Cardboard Icons

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“Everyone has a price” By Cardboard Icons

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , on March 24, 2012 by Cardboard Icons

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Proof that “Psycho” Sid Justice / Vicious used steroids?

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

When I bought this issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated in 1997, I immediately noticed something funny — the calm look on Sid’s face and the pair of Band-Aids he is rocking on the cover, one on each arm. At the time, I wondered if it was proof that he was on steroids — after all, the guy was a monster. Now some 13 years later I still wonder if that was the case. Is the proof in the picture? Something tells me he didn’t just get a flu shot.