This time I wasn't just looking for cards for myself.
I owed Need More Cardboard some Braves for winning the contest to guess how much I spent at the "candy store" the first time. I think I got a pretty good deal this time around too.
(Subliminal message....contest, contest, contest....last chance)
I know a guy who collects Barry Larkin so I picked up a few.
Tony Gwynn is pretty popular so I pulled out a handful.
The Big Hurt was once one of MLBs Shining Stars.
We have lots of Dodgers collectors out there don't we?
I didn't actively seek out play at the plate cards, but I did notice this shiny Chrome play at the plate so I added it to the stack.
You know I picked up a bunch of Rangers too. Love that old school Rangers logo, circa 1983 Donruss.
Hey look, a card that shows my scanner needs a good cleaning.
Catcher in gear...check. Pudge...check. Brilliant...double check.
I'm sure I haven't seen every Juan Gonzalez card ever made, but I doubt there is a better photo of Juan than this one. If you look closely, you can see the ball just above his glove.
Gold parallel of Kevin Mench--good. Too much crotch in the shot--bad. Very, very bad.
Play Ball Pudge!
Shrek was his nickname. He was a fun loving Ranger. No crotch shot on this card either.
Flair Showcase was a beautiful set. This is the 1998 version and it's great.
The 1999 version is even better. Love that color.
The second trip to the "candy store" netted me the following:
1 very slightly used binder loaded with 100 Ultra Pro Platinum pages
Barry Larkin--6 cards
Frank Thomas--6 cards
Tony Gwynn--7 cards
Various other cards--54 cards
The total cost for all the cards, the binder and the pages was $14.60.
That's a bargain if you ask me.
Guess who already has another card search scheduled for next week?