It's been awhile since I've walked around the flea market. Part of that has to do with laziness (warm bed trumps dirty flea markets), but the weather has played a role too.
Thursday is usually the best day to find deals at Capitol, but sadly my first trip of 2017 was pretty uneventful. There were a few guys with sports memorabilia, but only one guy had reasonable prices.
Anyone remember the "Box Bottom" guy who normally sets up at the Branham Flea Market? He was out there, but didn't have anything new that really stood out to me. However... after hanging out at his table for 20 minutes digging through his boxes, I felt like I should at least buy something.
I grabbed two cards...
Card #1: Steve Garvey Parallel
2005 Playoff Prestige Red Foil #197 (#'d 07/25)
The first card I set aside was this low serial numbered card of Steve Garvey, who happens to be one of my favorite Hall of Very Good members. My only complaint is that Playoff chose to include him in this set as a Dodger. Go Padres!
Card #2: Joe Panik Auto
2015 Topps Tek #HT-JPK
Even though I'm not a Giants fan, I enjoy cheering for a few of their players. Panik is one of them. Back in 2012, I saw him play when he was with the San Jose Giants and I've been following his career ever since. His first two years in San Francisco were pretty solid, but last year he really struggled. Hopefully he'll bounce back in 2017.
The guy was asking $2 for the Garvey and $8 for the Panik, but everything was half off, so I handed over a five spot. It's not quite up there in terms of "Greatest Flea Market Finds", but like I said... I kinda felt pressured into making this purchase.
Now that it's starting to get warmer... I'll probably start heading back out to my local flea markets in search of hidden treasures. Then again... do I really need more crap cluttering my office and my parent's garage? Who knows? As soon as I figure things out... you'll be the first to know.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!