Monday, January 14, 2013

Flea Market Finds #28: Inserts, Inserts, & More Inserts

When:  Friday, January 4th
Where:  Santa Cruz Flea Market
What:  A Box Filled with Baseball and Football Inserts & a Bo Jackson SLU
How Much?  $14

Every now and then, I go out with my buddy and set up as a vendor.  It gives me a chance to dump some extra cardboard and put a few dollars back into my hobby budget.  Since I was on break and definitely needed to help pay for the San Diego trip, I headed over the hill to Santa Cruz.

If you live in the area, it's worth a trip out there.  There are a few vendors who buy storage units, so you can find some pretty cool deals.

Purchase #1:  1991 Kenner Headline Baseball SLU Bo Jackson $2


Do I really need any new figures?  No.  But I just couldn't pass up this cool piece for the price.


Purchase #2:  400+ Baseball/Football Inserts $12


I have three binders dedicated to inserts from the 90's, so I'm always looking for stuff to put into them.  The vendor who had these had a huge collection and wanted $75 for everything.  

However, I didn't have the space so I asked him if I could put together a 3200 ct. box for $20.  He agreed and the hunt was on.  I started pulling as many inserts, parallels, and vintage cards from the boxes as I could find.

Here are a few of my favorites:


After 30 minutes or so, my legs were tired and I was bored.  One problem.  I didn't have 3200 cards, so I asked if he would take $10 for the cards I found.  He countered with $12, and I accepted.  He was happy.  I was happy.  And my insert binders will be happy.

I'll wrap up my cardboard spending spree on Wednesday.  Without giving too much away, it involves a purchase that will reshape my collection in one way or another.

Happy Monday and sayonara!

7 comments:

  1. That Bo was one of my favorites from back in the day.

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    1. Me too. The box is far from mint, so I'm debating on busting it open.

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  2. sweet deal for 12 bucks 400 cards of choose your own

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    1. Yeah... I was stoked about this purchase. Wish I was in better shape, so I could stand there longer and find more cards ;-)

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  3. Two dollar Bo! Whoa, that is sweeter than sweet.

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  4. Oh, and if there are any cool Saints in that pile, I will gladly take them off your hands.

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    1. If there were any Saints... my guess is that it would have been Rickey Williams. Most of his inserts were from the late 90's, early 2000's time period.

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