January was rough in terms of flea market finds. There was a five week span where I came home empty-handed and I came pretty close to making it six weeks. But one of my friends who sets up every month made me an offer I couldn't refuse. He sold me this box of 2015 Bowman Draft for two bucks:
Obviously it had already been opened and sifted through. But there were a few cards that caught my eye.
Let's start of with this awesome "into the sunset" card of Mr. November:
2015 Topps Chrome #1
I've always enjoyed reading Nick's "Into the Sunset" posts, because they're always well written with tons of interesting information. I don't have any plans to follow in Nick's footsteps, but this card definitely sealed the deal for me. It has an awesome photo from his final game at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014... when he drove in the game winning run in the bottom of the 9th against the Baltimore Orioles.
Kudos to Topps for not chopping off any hands or feet.
Another card that drew my attention was this insert:
2015 Bowman Draft "Teams of Tomorrow" #TDC18
It's shiny. The team's colors pop off of the card. And the Athletics logo is front and center. It's a cool looking insert.
Unfortunately... it features two guys I've never heard of. But that's exactly what happens when you hand me a box of Bowman Draft. Here are all of the other inserts and parallels from the box:
I have no clue who any of these guys are. To be honest... I have no business buying any Bowman Draft products. But I can use a lot of these in "care packages" and the price was right.
The final baseball card in the box was this Jose Fernandez:
2015 Topps Chrome "Purple Refractor" #141
I can't wait to see him pitch this upcoming season. It's a shame his past two seasons were cut short... but his numbers have been very impressive nonetheless.
Wrapping up the box were a handful of basketball inserts and parallels...
Not really into basketball anymore... but I'm not going to turn away new additions to my insert binder collection.
At the end of the day, I walked away with a bunch of cheap cards... which is exactly what I've been trying to avoid. On the other hand... for two bucks, I added a few cards to my collection... and picked up some cards for some of yours.
Yeah... I could have put the two dollars towards a blaster box of 2016 Topps baseball. However... I'm hoping my buddy busts a few boxes of the stuff between now and next month. With a little luck... maybe he'll sell me his scraps for another two bucks.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!