For those who have decided to stick around, here are the three purchases I made this past Saturday at the Branham High School Flea Market...
Purchase #1: K-tel Out of Sight LP $1
I picked up this album from a woman who purchased it at a 7-11 back in the 70's. The one dollar price tag and the fact that she remembered where she bought the album were enough for me to take a chance on it.
After listening to the entire album, I'm happy with the purchase. I was familiar with the songs from Elton John, Bachman Turner Overdrive, and The Hues Corporation... as well as Carl Douglas' Kung Fu Fighting. But my favorites were these three songs I had never heard before...
Purchase #2: 2001 CAL Oski the Bear Bobblehead $8
Bobbleheads aren't a priority for me like they were five years ago. But this one was just too cool to pass up. A quick eBay search revealed that these were handed out back in 2001 at a Cal game, which means they've dried up over the years and are semi-collectible. I'll add this to my display in my classroom at the start of the school year.
Purchase #3: Stack of Hockey Cards $1
Seeing rubber bands wrapped around trading cards sure bring back memories. This older Asian couple had a plastic bin filled with hockey cards. Sitting on top was this stack.
I sifted through them quickly and found this Brendan Shanahan rookie card:
There were also a few hall of famers:
And the current San Jose Sharks general manager:
Plus a bunch of other minor stars that'll go into my hockey binder...
Obviously, the cards are in poor condition. However I couldn't pass up their asking price of one dollar. That's less than 3¢ per card.
Well that's it for my latest flea market haul. Nothing too exciting... especially when compared to the vintage Mantle.
Happy Wednesday and sayonara!