Friday, January 9, 2015
Found a bargain? Or more landfill?
Our first local trade night of 2015 happened last night. It was a pretty good time. Bought some stuff, had some decent arguments about everything sports, and generally misbehaved for almost four hours.
Of the pile of stuff I came home with... two items were rather unusual. Well, unusual for around here.
Topps baseball factory sets.
Yep, in the heart of Hockey Town, I bought two Topps baseball factory sets.
No, we're not talking about vintage here. Or even close. But for $5 apiece, I caved.
The 2006 set is 659 cards... missing #297.
I wonder if Olbermann will lend me one.....
And of course 2007 with 661 cards.
I must admit, I put the original 2007 factory set that I had intended to purchase back on the shelf in favour of this one.
It's always good to have a relic card of a Hall of Famer.
What? Too soon?
Anyways, this card has a piece of base touched by Barry during one of his home run trots in 2007.
This version also cost me $10.
I'm thinking I should've gone for the regular $5 version.....
Now the big question is... do I keep them like this? Or crack 'em open?