Where: Capitol Flea Market
What: a 1991 Kenner Starting Lineup & a DVD
How Much: $17
Allergies have been kicking my butt lately and my medicine makes me sleepy and lazy. So this morning, I decided to get out of bed and walk around the local flea market. It's the kind of flea market where vendors sell barrels upon barrels of garbage.
Do any of you watch Storage Wars? If so, it's the type of flea market you'd find Darrell Sheets at. You can find everything from headless Barbie's to brand new iPhone cases. And if you're lucky, there'll be three or four guys out there selling sports memorabilia.
Purchase #1: Disney's National Treasure DVD $2
There are tons of vendors with DVD's at this flea market. I'd say 95% of them are used, but they're affordable. That's why I'll rarely buy DVD's from the store, unless they're on clearance or hard to find.
I wasn't really looking around for DVD's, but I've been wanting to buy a copy of this movie for my classroom. And after closer inspection, I discovered it was still sealed. At two bucks, I couldn't pass it up.
Purchase #2: 1991 Michael Jordan Kenner Starting Lineup $15
My second and final purchase came towards the end of my stroll. I came across a guy who had a ton of collectibles (everything from 70's lunch boxes to Star Trek cards. He also had a box full of SLU's. The two that caught my eye were a 1995 Grant Hill and the Jordan you see above. He was asking $30 for the Hill, which seemed a little steep. On the other hand, I felt the Jordan was well worth the $15 he was asking. It's in almost perfect condition.
In fact, it looks like it was taken from the case and inserted right into the protective holder.
Most of the ones on eBay sell in the $20 to $40 range, but there have been a couple that sold for $10 (free shipping). Regardless, I'm willing to pay the extra $5 to know that mine is in amazing condition.
Do you watch Storage Wars? If so, who's your favorite character?
I'm a huge fan of this show. Although, I've been told a lot of the stuff on it is far from real. Usually, I'll pull for Barry since he's a fellow collector. But I also enjoy watching Brandi & Jarrod take down Dave. Damn... I hate Dave.
Happy Sunday everyone... and sayonara!