As I've mentioned in previous posts... life has been pretty hectic the past month or so. Allergy season hasn't helped. The good news is that it's also flea market season... which has allowed me a few hours each weekend to take my mind off of things and if I'm lucky... add some collectibles to my collection.
Two weekends ago, I walked around the De Anza Flea Market and came home with a variety of items. There weren't any big ticket items, but it was my largest flea market haul in quite some time.
Let's see what I found...
Purchase #1: Michael Jordan Kenner SLU's $20
These days, I typically won't spend more than a buck or two on Kenner Starting Lineups. However... I'm a sucker for Michael Jordan pieces. Anyone else remember the era when these three figures sold in the $80 to $100 range?
Purchase #2: Highland Mint John Elway $5
Highland Mint rookie card replicas are another 90's item I enjoy picking up from time to time when they're reasonably priced. Each bronze card came housed in this thick screw down holder. Since I don't have the storage space, I took mine out. Here's a better look at the card and full color COA:
The lady who sold me this also had a pretty nice copy of his rookie card too, but she was asking $25, which seemed a little steep.
Purchase #3: Jose Canseco Rookie Card $2
1986 Donruss #39
There was a guy out there who looked like he was selling off his sports memorabilia collection. He had tons of old baseball programs, sports posters, newspapers, sports figurines, and a variety of sports cards.
The only thing I was semi-interested in was an incomplete 1985 Topps baseball card set. However... the guy was pretty firm with his $25 price tag.
As I was digging through the last few boxes, I found this Canseco rookie card sitting inside one of an older A's program. I set it aside and asked him about it when I was finished. He told me to make him an offer, so I replied $2. He accepted. Gotta wonder if he would have taken a buck.
Purchase #4: 1998 Fleer Ultra Series One Box $10
I normally don't have a lot of interest in 90's football boxes, but 1998 is an exception. This box might contain a gem mint Peyton Manning, Randy Moss, or Charles Woodson rookie card. Only time will tell.
Well that's it for now. Two days left of the regular school year. It's hard to believe that I'm wrapping up my 20th year in the district. In fact... Peyton Manning and I were rookies the same year. Too bad he gets to relax and make Papa John's commercials, while I've got another 15 to 20 years in the classroom.
What about you?
What were you up to 20 years ago? Collecting? Working? In diapers?
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!