Where: Capitol Flea Market
What: A Bobblehead & Some Old Card Price Guides
How Much? $15
Earlier this month, I made my usual trip down to the Capitol Flea Market with my buddy Mike. It's your typical "used junk" type of flea market. So if you're afraid of germs, I'd stay away.
But if you're patient and looking for hidden treasures, you might just find what you're looking for.
Purchase #1: Kurt Suzuki Bobblehead $12
I always hoped that I'd find one locally at a reasonable price and now I can finally cross it off of my list.
Purchase #2: 8 Magazines $3
I love buying old price guides... especially the ones that contain cards. As we were wrapping up the last few aisles, I found some sitting in a nice stack on the ground, while fading in the sun. There were seven issues of Legends and a copy of Beckett Football with Emmitt Smith on the cover.
These are excellent bathroom reading materials, because they contain old ads and interesting articles from the early 90's. Since most of them were pretty beat up, I decided to cut out the postcards and cards for my collection.
Hidden between some pages of the Nolan Ryan issue were these 1967 Topps Posters of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays:
Neither are in good condition. The Mantle is torn down the middle and the Mays has tape all over it. I'm not complaining though. Both were nice surprises and make excellent additions to my vintage card binder.