Sunday, August 31, 2014

Cards From Florida: Part One

I'm baaaaaaaaaack! Returned home a week ago from my trip to Florida in which my brother and I helped our grandfather move. One of the main highlights was heading to the flea market to look for some cards or anything sports-related that caught my eye. Last time we visited I bought a few boxes from one of the vendors at the flea market. I got some decent cards from the boxes but it left me with a lot of cards I didn't particularly want. Instead of getting a couple boxes like last time, I got a small handful that I wanted and that was MUCH easier to stow away in my carry-on for the flight, which I put inside a CD case my grandpa didn't want (which worked out great, by the way).

These are the baseball cards I got (I also got a few hockey cards that I'll write a part two for). I got the top three (and the hockey cards in the following post) from one vendor, and the bottom three I got from another.

I couldn't remember if I had these Smoltz cards (2005 Donruss #97 and 2005 Leaf #18) but I got them anyway. I'll have to check when I put them in my collection. The other is his 1989 Topps #382, which I have plenty of.

With the bottom three, and I wasn't expecting to find anything good. I was on my way out from the flea market and I saw a big box on a table and walked over to it. There were a TON of cards from '91 Upper Deck and a few clumps of other years too, but I don't remember which. Anyways, while going through I figured any of the players I collect would be gone already, but sure enough, I found a few gems. The Glavine (1992 Upper Deck #342) caught my eye, and I didn't remember seeing this before so I got it. Then I stumbled upon two Chipper Jones 1991 Upper Deck #55 rookie cards. When I asked how much for the cards he replied back, "50 cents each." Hell yeah.

Here's part two:

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Hey guys, just wanted to let you all know I'm going on vacation and will be back later in the month (24th or 25th). Figured I'd let you know before my sudden blogging absence. I have some posts written up but I think I'll wait until I get back for them.

I'm heading down to Florida to visit my grandfather (the same one mentioned in this post: A Willie McCovey Discovery) and in a little twist of events, help HIM move. He's moving elsewhere so my little brother and I are heading down to help.

We'll be going to a few flea markets and last time I was there, there were a few card guys. It's been two years since then, so hopefully they have some new stuff (you'd think they would, at least). There's also some other sports stuff like jerseys and hats there too. I'm sure I'll pick up something.

There's also a mall near where he lives (and maybe another in the area) that has a sports store that's LOADED with stuff, though it's a bit expensive. I'm not sure if I'll get anything there. I also have to remember that I'll probably have to ship whatever I get back to my house since I don't know if I'll have room for it on the flight back.

Either way, I'm quite excited to go down and see him. There's a card store or two we'll probably stop by, so it should be fun. Like I mentioned before, I've got a few posts almost completed so when I get back I'll be finishing those up and posting them. Whatever I get down there will become a post too, so there's quite a bit to look forward to.

I believe he has wifi at his new place, so assuming he does, you guys can still reach me at: @TomahawkEmpire

Take care and talk to you guys soon!