The fifth card isn't a mini, but it's a nice addition to my rookie card collection:
I also picked up this huge A&G cabinet card for my Japanese PC:
One of the dealers pulled out a stack of these oversized cards as I was going through his dollar boxes. It just so happens that this card has been on my want list since its release in 2009. He recognized me from past purchases and gave it to me for a buck.
The last two cards I picked up were freebies from another buddy. He crashes on my couch whenever he's in the Bay Area for a show or flea market. So every now and then, he'll hook me up with a few cards or autographs.
The first card is this 1971 Rollie Fingers...
At first glance, you notice the typical wear and tear of a frequently handled 1971 Topps card. But then I flipped it over and saw this...
Two things struck me. First, I loved the peeled off portion from the center of the card. No problem... it'd make a nice addition to my damaged card collection.
But then I noticed that the back was yellow, instead of the usual green... which led me to the PRINTED IN CANADA text at the bottom of the card. Heck yeah... my very first 1971 O-Pee-Chee card. It might be damaged, but I ended up adding it my my vintage card binder instead.
And the last card I'll share with you guys is this weathered and worn down copy of a 1978 Topps Eddie Murray rookie card.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!