A typical trip to the De Anza Flea Market, might result in one... maybe two... of these deals. This past Saturday I was stumbling across deals left and right.
Purchase #1: Archie Bunker's Card Game $1
It's been almost forty years since I've watched an episode of All in the Family, but I can still sing the first part of the iconic theme song. It seems like only yesterday my family was gathering around in the living room to see which line Archie would cross that week. Those were the days.
Anyways... a guy had a bunch of vintage puzzles and board games, but this is the one that caught my eye.
I remember seeing it somewhere (possibly on one of your blogs), so I grabbed it and asked him "how much?". I couldn't pass this up for a buck.
I'm not 100% sure... but it looks like it's complete. For a dollar, I won't complain if it isn't.
Purchase #2: Winnie the Pooh Lunch Box $3
As I was rounding out the second row of vendors, I noticed a huge crowd digging through boxes. There was a guy grabbing a bunch of vintage metal lunch pails. I've wanted to find the Star Wars one from my childhood, so I walked over. Unfortunately there were only a bunch of old Disney lunch pails. I wasn't going to grab any, but when I heard that the guy before me had purchased 5 for $15... I figured it was too good of a deal to pass up.
I decided to grab the Winnie the Pooh, because I know a huge Pooh fan. If she doesn't want it, I'll probably flip it to recover some of the money I spent on Saturday.
Purchase #3: Kenner SLU Collector's Stand $4
I'm probably the only middle aged guy in the world who has been actively looking for one of these collector's stands, but I was pretty stoked to stumble across it. They don't sell for a lot of money on eBay, but when you factor in shipping... they end up selling for around $20. Too rich for my blood. However I was happy to finally find one for four dollars.
Purchase #4: Five Autographs $5
I love on-card autographs. I love on-card autographs of hall of famers (and potential hall of famers). I love on-card autographs of hall of famers (and potential hall of famers) for a buck a piece.
Purchase #5: 1992 Classic 4-Sport Gold Set $20
If there's one purchase I mildly regret, it's this one. It has nothing to do with value. $20 for a hard signed Shaquille O'Neal autograph is a no-brainer.
It's the fact that I spent more money on this single purchase than all of the other purchases combined. I'm not gonna dwell on it though. I've been really good about saving my money the past two months and even my penny pinching father has told me that it's important to reward yourself from time to time.
So there you have it. Five flea market finds that were a little too good for me to pass up.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!