When: Saturday, October 2nd
Where: De Anza Flea Market
What: 1999 SP Signature "Auto" Hines Ward & a bunch of sports figures
How Much: $45
Just as I was starting to clean my office and get rid of a bunch of 90's Starting Line-ups, today I picked up a huge lot for a price I just couldn't pass up. A vendor was selling all of his McFarlanes, bobble heads, and 2 pack SLU's for $2.50 each. In addition to that, he had a dollar bin that contained die-cast and dual mini McFarlanes. He had hundred of figures to choose from, but I focused on my PC and some Jeter collectibles for my buddy. So here's a breakdown of what I bought:
Eric Chavez McFarlane
Miguel Tejada McFarlane
Brett Favre McFarlane (x2)
Ichiro Suzuki McFarlane
Tim Hudson bobblehead
Barry Zito bobblehead
Derek Jeter bobblehead
Kobe Bryant bobblehead
Derek Jeter Fleer Die-cast PT Cruiser (x2)
Ken Griffey Jr. Fleer Die-cast PT Cruiser
Jeter/Zito dual-mini McFarlane (x2)
Maddux/Hudson dual Kenner SLU pack
Total Price for the lot: $30
If you don't see it in the picture, that's because I already popped them out of their package and put them on my sports wall.
Two vendors down, another guy was selling figures and he had a 1996 Kevin Garnett SLU (rookie piece) for $5, so I picked that up as well.
After dropping all of these off at my car, I went back to finish off the last two rows... and I'm glad I did. There was a older gentleman selling his collection of baseball and football cards for outrageous prices. I was interested in buying his 1990 Score Bo Jackson, you know... the black and white card and he wanted $2 for it. Then, I asked him about his 1991 Upper Deck Brett Favre rookie and he wanted $10 for that. I quickly realized that I wasn't going to find anything at a reasonable price, but I continued to flip through the last couple of pages in his binder.
And that's when I saw a 1999 SP Signature autograph of Hines Ward. I've been wanted a Ward autograph for awhile now, so I asked him "how much". When he replied $10 (the same price he wanted for the Favre rookie)... I jumped all over it. I guess sometimes it's worth it to be patient.
I'm still stoked that I was able to pick up an on-card autograph of the Pittsburgh Steelers all-time receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns leader.
Time for today's question of the day: Did you ever collect sports figures? If so, what kind? SLU's, McFarlanes, bobble heads, headliners, etc. Do you still have them? Did you ever open them up to display them?
Enjoy your weekend!