There was a little bit of everything in these boxes: baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and even a little bit of mold.
Now, I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before... but I'm pretty sure I have a mild case of OCD and things like germs freak me out. Anyways... I ended up throwing out several hundred cards that suffered from water damaged including a nice stack of mid 80's Fleer All-Stars.
I'll start off with some very cool additions to my 80's superstar binder:
The box had hundreds of 1988 Fleer baseball singles, but thankfully there were a few early to mid 80's base cards that I needed. There were even a few cool rookie cards:
But my favorite out of the lot is this 1985 Donruss box bottom card of Dr. K:
I'm not sure why... but out of all of Gooden's photographs... this is the one that stands out the most when I think back to my childhood.
I also found this 1985 Topps Sticker of Gooden, Gwynn, Schmidt, and Carter:
It's the only Tony Gwynn I found in the boxes and as luck would have it... I actually need it for my Gwynn binder.
The oldest baseball cards I found were some 1972 Topps cards. Here are the three that stood out:
Overall there weren't any highend baseball cards, but I did find a John Stockton rookie card:
And this very limited 1998 Skybox Premium Star Rubies rookie card of Hines Ward:
I'm a huge fan of Hines Ward, so this card alone paid for the three boxes. But there were also a few more PC items I found.
The previous owner must have collected heavily in the 90's, because there were a bunch of late 90's football rookies. As a Packers fan, I was happy to see a huge stack of Charles Woodson rookie cards:
And I guess I'll close this post out with three of the nicer looking Brett Favre inserts I discovered in the boxes:
Overall, I was really happy with this purchase. It's a shame that a bunch of the cards were water damaged. On the bright side... this flea market find helped me fill in some pages to a few of my binders.
Tomorrow I'll be headed to my first local flea market in nearly two months.
Brady, if you're reading this... De Anza is tomorrow. Interested in going?
Happy New Year! Happy Friday and sayonara!