I took my mother to the airport this morning, and after that, I headed to the only 'card store' I know of. Why put that in quotes? because, in truth, the store is a HobbyTown, USA. It actually focuses more on trains and other hobbies than it does cards. But, I looked through the display case. They had a shelf or two of football cards. Well, really, they had "four shelves" but there were only about 3-4 cards per shelf that I can remember. They had a handful of baseball cards, and the only one that stuck out was a Nolan Ryan for $25. I forget what year the card was.
They also had an Obama materials "O" card. It had no price. I guess that goes along the lines of "If you have to ask...." But, I was tempted to ask anyway. Alas, my real reason for being there overtook my desire to know what outrageous price they were charging for a card that very few people in this part of the country would care to see, let alone own.
My reason for being there was to snag up some 800-count and 400-count boxes for the "Are you CRAZY!?" giveaway. I will take pictures before I mail out the boxes, just to give you and idea of what all those cards look like before they head out the door.
Speaking of those boxes, I still have LOTS of cards to give away. I am working on which teams I have and I'll post those this weekend. I also have a hundred or so checklist cards and twice that many minor league/team usa/other non-mlb cards. Those will be given first-ask, first-get. Just reply here and say "I want the checklists!" or "I want the minors!" and they're yours.
There are also a bunch of football cards (400 or so, probably) and maybe as many basketball (maybe not, I'm not sure). Those are also up for grabs in a 'asker take all' scenario. By that, I mean, you simply respond here and say "I want the football!" or "I want the basketball!"
In the name of fairness to all, please only request one of the above (checklists, minors, football, basketball). These are open to anyone, even if you are getting a baseball box already!
Like I said, I'll post a list of available teams this weekend for those that have been hanging back...
Thank you for stopping by and once again sifting through the ramblings in my head!