I haven't been over to see him since school let out for summer. I'm aware that we are now about 9 weeks into this school year, so it's been a while since I visited him. I called him up the other day and stopped by for a quick visit. He hasn't purchased any big deals since I was there last, but he is looking for a deal and told me he would call me first when he finds one.
He still had a few binders of cards leftover from before, but most of them are stuff I'm not interested in buying. There are a couple of binders with HOFer autos and some relic cards. I picked through the relics and got a few to trade and bought three autos, two of which are HOFers.
I'm going to use the HOF autos for a November contest (yes I do remember those too). I picked out a few cards to show off here and these cost me a 50 cents. I spent a buck on loose cards, but I'm also saving the other half for another day.
Let me know if you think I got a good deal for my half dollar.
This is a 1998 Topps Stars N Steel Tony Gwynn. This card should be a registered weapon because it could cut you.
Here we have a trio of Hall of Famers from 1998 Topps. These Lords of the Diamond are quite pointy. We have Tony Gwynn, Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux. Not a bad threesome.
Last, but most certainly not least, we have some sweet catcher prospects from 2003 Topps Chrome. Oh sure, I see Brandon Phillips and Justin Morneau, but we all know I'm more interested in Victor Martinez and Joe Mauer. I'm especially pleased to have that Mauer card. I have a lot of Mauer stuff, but not a lot of early Mauer stuff.
I don't know about you, but those 6 cards for 50 cents is a deal I can live with (and use more of when the opportunity arises).
More to come...