When: Saturday, July 7th
Where: De Anza Flea Market
What: A Conglomeration of Collectibles
How Much: Guess & Win (See Below For Details)
Purchase #1: Bo Knows Bo Hardcover Book
When it comes to books, I'm not a big reader. If I'm lucky, I'll read three or four of them a year. In fact, I have three books waiting to be read on my bookshelf: Bonzai Babe Ruth, Mint Condition, and The Card. One of these days, I'll also find the time to get to know Bo.
Purchase #2: 1994 Skybox Star Trek Cinema Collection
I like Star Trek, but wouldn't consider myself to be a Trekkie. I made this purchase, because it seemed like a good deal. There are six sets in the collection and each set contains 72 cards. I could flip them on eBay for a profit, but in the end... I'll probably just add it to my growing collection of stuff I don't really need.
Purchase #3: Kenner Starting Line-Ups
You know me. I can't walk away from cheap SLU's... especially when they're in good condition and are hall of famers.
Purchase #4: Baseball Card Grab Bags
One look at these grab bags and you knew what you were getting. One or two cool vintage cards and a bunch of junk wax era cards in between. The price was right, so I bought ten.
At the very least, I'll be adding some cool vintage to my binder. I'll post the results on Friday.
Purchase #5: 1984 Marvel First Issue Covers Set
I've been wanting to add this set to my collection since the early 90's when I started collecting the Marvel Universe sets. No holograms were included in this product, but it does have cards showing off the first issues of: The X-Men, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, and The Fantastic Four.
Purchase #6: 1993 Fantastic Four #375 Comic
There's something about the gimmick covers of the early 90's that I love. Two months ago, I targeted the Spider-man hologram covers. This time I grabbed a Fantastic Four Prism cover. It's not worth much (sells for around $3 to $4 shipped on eBay), but it sure looks cool.
Well... those are my De Anza pick ups for July. Let's wrap this post up with my final mini-contest. I promise you this is the last one before we go back to answering my daily questions.
Your task is simple:
Guess how much I spent on the six purchases.
1 Point - I'll reward one point to everyone who takes the time to submit a guess.
3 Points - I'll reward participants two extra points (3 in all) if your guess comes within $3 of the correct answer.
5 Points - I'll reward participants four extra points (5 in all) if you guess the exact amount I spent.
-1 Point - I'll be deducting a point from those who fail to submit a guess. Just another last ditch effort to clear out some of the "one & done" participants, while increasing the odds of those who have been participating on a regular basis.
Here's a hint: I don't deal with coinage. Everything was paid in paper.
Comment moderation is still in affect, to keep people from seeing everyone's guesses. I'll accept contest entries until Friday at 3pm (PST). I'll post the results of this mini contest on Sunday when I present the Week #5 Contest update. Best of luck!
Happy Wednesday and sayonara!
BTW: I'll be on a field trip Friday afternoon and won't have access to my blog. Contest entries entered after 3pm (PST) on Friday will not be published & will not count for points.