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    Day off and girlfriend out of town? Good day for 5 hours in a card shop!

    Yup, spent 5 hours digging through a few dozen monster boxes and old binders one of my locals recently picked up. The seller was an old collector who was selling out and moving to Florida, and he was very meticulous with his cards. Everything in binders, rookies alphabetized by set, then player, and the sets in proper alphabetical order as well. Same thing with the "star" collections he had; tons of Reggie Sanders and Kevin Mitchells, all neatly arranged in crackly old pages that smelled like a late 80's card show. I ended up pulling around 350 cards, including a ton of tough early 90's magazine cards, some sweet 90's inserts, and a few real surprises that cost me on average 13 a card:

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    Think I made out alright!

    It's hard to tell, but the McGwire is a Gold, a card which is oddly far harder than it should be.
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    Nice. I don't have to many card shops around me but a few years ago I stumbled on an antique store that had monster boxes with cards at 3 cents a piece. Scored a bunch of mid 90's stuff include almost a complete set of 1996 Topps Power Boosters. I spent about 3 hours digging. Good Times.
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    Day off and girlfriend out of town? Good day for 5 hours in a card shop!

    Congrats on the dig, wish I had someplace I could go on a dig like that!
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    Sounds like a good time. That McGwire is a great score. Those are VHTF for some reason. Just got my Bonds a month ago. Wonder if [MENTION=3754]MansGame[/MENTION] needs that Belle sample?
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    Quote Originally Posted by weight333 View Post
    Sounds like a good time. That McGwire is a great score. Those are VHTF for some reason. Just got my Bonds a month ago. Wonder if @MansGame needs that Belle sample?
    Thanks for the mention! I actually might need that SAMPLE but can't seem to see which it is...
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    Aww, im jealous. I wanna dig!

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    Hahaha yesss! My favorite place to go when I have some spare time
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    Quote Originally Posted by buck724 View Post
    Hahaha yesss! My favorite place to go when I have some spare time
    That's awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MansGame View Post
    Thanks for the mention! I actually might need that SAMPLE but can't seem to see which it is...
    It's a 1998 Leaf Fractal Materials Sample.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeliciousBacon View Post
    It's a 1998 Leaf Fractal Materials Sample.
    What the hell, I'm interested. For sale or trade or both? Fire me a PM.

    Thanks!

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    I'm jealous. Some of the most fun I've had in this hobby was spending hours digging through bargain boxes at shops and shows.
    Now there are no shows where I live and the bargain boxes at the card shops here are subpar.
    Looks like you had tons of fun.

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