Browsing posts tagged: Card shop
Feeling like Yukon Cornelius… NOTHIN…

Welp, we headed out today and too a 2-mile hike through some trails at Lake Catherine, near Hot Springs, AR. Had a good time, and we older folks are feeling it for sure. Haha! After that, we headed out in search of the card shops…Alas, “Legends and H…

Spring Break for Tribecards!

One of the biggest advantages of being in education: Spring Break. My family and I are enjoying a few days together in Hot Springs, Arkansas during our Spring Break. Of course, I will be on the hunt for some cardboard goodness to bust open and share wi…

Thumbing Through The Stacks

The guy at the card shop knows that I like the random boxes of junk that come in, he keeps them underneath his display tables.  He also likes to point out the boxes of new cards that he’s put up on the shelves so that I can pull Angels and other s…

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What $15 Gets You At a Milwaukee Card Shop on a Saturday Morning

This morning I had a bunch of errands to run before heading to a buddy’s house to watch the UEFA Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona. (Which, by the way, I can’t really get that excited about. No German teams were involved,…

Angels in the commons boxes

Another quick trip to the card shop last week. Went for the common boxes, most cards for a quarter but the guy usually gives me 50% off that as well. Went digging for Angels and here’s what I pulled.Bunch of 2004 Bowman Heritage. That’s another Garret …

January Card Purchases

Can you believe I did not buy a single pack of cards in January?Seriously, not one.No Topps, no Updates, no Chrome, no Platinum, no A&G, no nothin. I don’t know how I did it either, but I did. That streak is going to get all blown to hell  in …

Card Shop Day

Snuck over to the local card shop today on a long lunch. I had been wanting to go for a while, and today was the best opportunity. I had 2 goals in mind (always go with a goal, that way you don’t spend more than you planned): 1) trade some football …

Card Shop Day!

My kids had a bunch of other kids over today for a playday. That’s always my opportunity to flee to the card shop! I had about a 3 hour window, plenty of time to go through the boxes of commons, so I went with a couple goals in mind. I had bought and r…

Card Shop Pick-Up: Will “The Thrill” Clark

I’m on a very limited card buying budget right now, so today I headed over to the card shop with a buddy of mine and looked around for a while. I pulled these three Will Clark jerseys out of a box of relics and autos that were $2 each. I just…

Card Shop Pickup

I went to the card shop today. A guy in there had just opened a box of 2010 Topps Tribute before I walked in. He had pulled a Heyward auto, Gooden auto, and a Maris jersey among other things. He then bought another box. He got Strawberry…

Tales from the LCS #2

Stopping in at the LCS [Jeff’s Sportcards in Topeak] last weekend I was pleasantly surprised to see a nice box marked “$2.00 per card” that had just been filled to the brim with new stuff. There was a surprising amount of prospect signatures in the b…

The Joy of a Found Card Shop

One of my favorite things to do when I travel is to find a local card shop and see if it is worthy of my patronage. (Idea: database of card shops that are worth a stop. I may add that to my blog one of these days.)I was in Boston this past weekend, vis…

Card Shop Purchase

Last Saturday I went to the card shop and picked up a few Brandon Webb cards for my collection, plus a couple other D-Backs cards. The cards were in a box marked 2 for $1.00, so for the 6 cards I spent $3.00. 2009 Bowman Brandon Webb2009 Bowman Br…

Large card purchases

A few days ago I mentioned that there is a new collectibles shop in my hometown that sells sports cards. The following is what I came home with. This is not your ordinary Kenny Lofton.This is a BIG Kenny Lofton!!This and the Jaret Wright below are f…