30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Flea Market Finds #57: Baseball Cards, a Bobble, and a Binder

When:  Sunday, March 16th
Where:  Capitol Flea Market
What:  Baseball Cards, Barry Bonds Bobblehead, and 2011 Opening Day Binder
How Much?:  $12

This post wraps up last weekend's sports card shopping spree.  If you're bored and wanna see what I picked up... click on the links below:

Friday - GTSM Card Show

To bring you up to speed... I spent $86 between those two days and had no intentions of spending much more at Capitol.  But the Cardboard Gods decided to test my willpower and presented me with several vendors carrying sports memorabilia.  Personally... I think I passed with flying colors.

Halfway through the flea market, I hadn't spent a dime.  Then we stumbled across a guy with a box of random baseball cards.  I noticed a 1964 Topps Don Mossi and knew I had to at least have a peek.

Purchase #1:  Bargain Bin Baseball Cards $3

Anytime I can add eight cards to four different binders, plus have an extra card for a fellow blogger and it only sets me back three bucks... I'll take it.

Purchase #2:  2001 All-Star Game Barry Bonds Bobblehead  $3

Do I really need another bobblehead?  Probably not.  But the price was right and I have plenty of friends who are Giants fans.

Purchase #3:  Binder Full of 2011 Topps Opening Day $6

This is easily my favorite purchase of the day.  I won't highlight everything, but I'll tell you this... it include an almost complete set of the MLB Mascots.

Can you guess which card is missing?

Well that's it.  I spent more than I wanted last weekend, but at least kept it under $100.  I'll be going out again today, however the focus will be enjoying the fresh air and getting some exercise... not spending more money.  Wish me luck!

Happy Sunday and sayonara!


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    1. It's funny how that card stood out to me out of the whole box. Those ears are like magnets to my eyes.

  2. $3 for a bobblehead is a good deal anytime. I bought an NPB bobblehead when I was in Korea last year for $3. And I've picked up a couple MLB and NPB bobbles here too! Nice single cards, too!

    1. Thanks. I gave it to my brother yesterday. Figured he would appreciate it more than me... since he's a Giants fan.

  3. Great pick-ups! Love that Stan Musial!

  4. That Opening Day binder is sweet (and that may be the first time ever someone has said that on the internet)!

    1. One of my best flea market finds in the past two or three months. Love that binder.

  5. 3 bucks for those 9 cards is a sweet deal anytime !

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    1. Me too. Can't wait to grab a Stomper to complete the set.

  7. The mascot cards always make me laugh. I need to add the Pirate Parrot auto out of this years Opening Day,

  8. need to check but I may have your missing mascot, and it figures... if I had bought it, it would be missing the Phanatic!

    1. It's funny that you mention that. Ironically the guy had one double... The Philly Phanatic. It's your if you need it.