Well thankfully... the latest draught has ended. And it ended in a big way. But before I get into it... let's take care of the formalities.
When: Sunday, September 29th
Where: Capitol Flea Market
What: One Very Special Card, More Cards, Some Programs, Two Books, and a Pair of Models
How Much?: $58
Purchase #1: 1970-71 Topps #123 Pete Maravich RC $15
This card is easily one of my finest flea market finds. And if that wasn't enough... my buddy picked up a $200 on-card Bobby Orr autograph for $10.
The guy had a ton of sports memorabilia and people were going through it left and right... so as soon as I found something, I bought it and continued to shop. It was like Walmart on Black Friday.
Here are a few more purchases from the same guy:
Purchase #2: Hockey Cards $7
As I dug through a bin with sports cards, I came across a 50ct plastic box that contained some hockey autographs and inserts.
But the main card I wanted in the lot was this expired redemption card of Butch Goring.
Purchase #3: 1988 & 1989 World Series Programs $5
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the 1988 World Series. It's a painful memory for this particular A's fan, but that wasn't going to stop me from grabbing the program. Plus... it came with a 1989 World Series Program which eased the pain a little.
Purchase #4: 93/94 Autographed Sharks Program $10
Okay... believe it or not... my buddy and I actually checked out the rest of the flea market and found some other goodies.
Purchase #5: San Francisco Giants Books $5
I have no intention of reading these... but I figure I'll give them away to one of my friends or flip them the next time I set up at De Anza.
Purchase #6: v-Asurada AKF-0 Model Kits $16
I have no idea what these are, but they sell on Amazon and eBay for a lot more than what I paid. This is a classic example of someone buying something with the sole intention of making a profit.
How often do you buy cards (or other collectibles) with the sole intention of making money?
Happy Wednesday and sayonara!