Friday, September 27, 2013

How much did I spend at the "candy" store?

I finally finished scanning cards from my trip to the former card shop owner's house.  I scanned way too many so this will be picture heavy.  Maybe that makes up for all those pic-less posts I've had in the past.

Here is that pic I showed the other day.

Let's just start with the binder. It had three pages.

These are 1999 Upper Deck Century Legends Memorable Shots.  They have a lot of silver foil on them and it gets in the way of some of the photos.  I've never seen any of these before.

The second page had the All Century Team from the same set.  The team is represented on the upper right, but not all the cards were in the binder.  It's missing Willie Mays, Mike Schmidt, Ernie Banks, Johnny Bench and Cy Young.

The last page in the binder had the Epic Milestones insert set.  A partial set at least.

Binder cost with cards:  $1.00

Not too shabby.

The next two cards don't fall into the parameters of my Rangers collection, but I couldn't pass them up.  The 1960 Topps Hank Aaron was in a binder with a bunch of other vintage Aarons.  I noticed it looked a little odd and then it hit me: someone trimmed the edges of this card.  The corners are very sharp and the card is just a bit smaller than it should be. 

Trimmed 1960 Topps Hank Aaron: $1.00

I didn't even really ask about this 2001 UD Legengds Willie Mays bat card, but he made me an offer I couldn't refuse.

2001 Willie Mays bat card: $1.00

I was happy to run across these 4 Rangers autos.  Even if it's Chris Howard, Mark Brandenburg, Warren Newson and Lou Frazier.

Lot of 4 1996 Leaf Rangers autos: $1.00

The rest of these cards didn't have individual prices.  He just gave me a price for the lot.  I'm not going to go into too much detail about what's here.  I just wanted to show off a few cards.

These came tins of Donruss Preferred.  I got one of the empty tins with Juan Gonzalez and Mark McGwire. The Pudge is #1217/1996.

Silver and Bronze Juandos.

These two have actual coins in the cards.

Got a whole bunch of these Hall Of Fame cards.

These Gold Label cards are some of the most beautiful (yea, I said beautiful) cards I've ever seen.

Oooooh, real metal.

Serial numbered Nolan goodness.

Lots of gold Rangers.

Shiny Rangers.

Knuckleballin' Rangers.

And a whole stack of these cards.

In addition to the cards above, I got 73 other Rangers and 86 from other teams.

The grand total was a whopping $12.50.  That's a pretty good haul for the price of a discounted blaster.

That means the winner of the contest was Need More Cardboard with his guess of $12.

Thanks for playing along and fear not dear readers, I plan on picking up plenty of tradebait as long as I can keep the shopping sprees going.


  1. Sweet! Way, way better than a discounted blaster.

  2. Great deal for just $12.50. Nice Aaron card, shame it is trimmed but still makes for a great snag.

  3. Replies
    1. You know some of those non-Rangers might just be Braves.

    2. You robbed this guy... out and out thievery. Very nice.!

  4. I'll pay you $13 for the Aaron card, and you'd have all those cards and be up 50 cents!!

    Great haul...

    1. I'll be looking for SNI cards on my next trip.

  5. That haul for that price? That's just Ridiculous. I have cardboard envy.

  6. That Mays bat card for a buck? Insanity. Keep me in mind for trade bait. I have a bunch of Rangers stuff building up.

  7. And I just sent out a free package to you on top of all that !!

    Wow what a deal !!

  8. Super duper purchase! Congratulations buddy.

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  10. $1 for a 1960 Hank Aaron! Even trimmed that is a heck of a deal!

  11. I really like some of the old Leaf and Score certified autos because they got lots of unremarkable players to sign, and they're not very flashy, so it can be extremely cheap to get autos of players from your team.

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