Fortunately there's an online card store with an entire inventory priced at 10¢. It's called Baseballcardstore.ca and if you ever want to kill a couple of hours, this is the place to hang out.
I placed my first order with them a few weeks ago and a second one two days later. Last week, they arrived safe and sound. Today's post shows off the highlights from both orders that arrived together in the same package.
Hopefully it'll demonstrate the variety of cards they offer on their site.
1985 Topps Wacky Packages #39
I've seen this sticker pop up on a few blogs (most recently on Johnny's Trading Spot). Actually he showed off his 1973 Beanball stickers, which happens to be a tad bit cooler and much more collectible. But I'm not complaining, because this is by far the coolest item I found on their site.
1990 Pacific Senior Baseball #126
The card I was most excited about was this Nettles card. It's like the SPBA's version of Billy Ripken's famous error card. Sadly this is the corrected version of the card... which according to this article is actually rarer than the A$$ H013 version. Unfortunately... it's not quite as cool.
1994 Panini Album Stickers #256
It's always nice to find a Gwynn I don't own for a dime.
2008 Topps Allen and Ginter #128
I've been looking to add this card to my collection for a long time. I collect any card related items that feature the Golden Gate Bridge.
This bridge is a symbol for the San Francisco Bay Area and about a seventy minute drive (without traffic) from my doorstep. It's been a few years since I've driven across it, but it's nice knowing that I can whenever I want. Back in the late 2000's, I'd spend a few weekends each year in Sausalito. This photo was taken on one of those trips.
1999 Topps #34
Nolan Ryan has plenty of iconic cards. I'd say that this is one of them. Back in 2017, I wrote about the Chrome refractor version of his card for Tony's 30 Day Baseball Card Challenge. Man... that was an awesome BBA. It was fun to read everyone's responses.
Next up is a pair of Beastie Boys cards...
2017 Topps GPK #3a
1991 Pro Set Yo! MTV Raps #103
I'm a huge fan of the Beastie Boys and over the years, I've collected their albums, CD's, VHS tapes, DVD's, and even obscure things like skateboard decks, Star Wars action figures, and trading cards. With these two cards, the Beastie Boys card collection has officially doubled in size.
1991-92 Upper Deck French Euro-Stars #E14
The Dominator dominated in the net during the 90's. He won the Vezina Trophy six times (five times during the 90's), led the league in save percentage six consecutive seasons, and won back to back Hart Memorial Trophies. One of the greatest goalies in the history of the sport.
2016 Heritage News Flashbacks #NF-RR
First it was the Golden Gate Bridge. Then came the Beastie Boys. This Ronald Reagan is the third and final mini-collection purchase. I was raised by parents who loved the Reagan administration and for that reason alone... I'm always excited to add new cards of him to my collection.
1995 Upper Deck #226
I have a graded copy of this Nomo rookie card, but needed a raw copy for my binder. I was happy to find it for this price.
1979 Topps Buck Rogers #85
Star Wars had Princess Leia. Battlestar Galactica had Athena. And Buck Rogers had Wilma. No way I could pass up this card. Maybe one day I'll have the opportunity to get it signed by Erin Gray who is still drawing second glances at seventy years of age.
1982 Cramer Baseball Legends #61
One of my favorite things about cards produced by Pacific in the 90's was their outstanding ability to crop photos. This card let you know where they learned it from.
1991 Marvel Universe Series 2 #68
1992 Marvel Universe Series 3 #197
1992 Marvel Universe Series 3 #182
I'll wrap things up with these three cards that I needed for my master collection of Marvel Universe cards from the 90's. I'm down to only needing one card... which I'll write about in a future post.
That's it for today. Hope you guys enjoyed checking out my online dime box purchases. If any of these cards caught your eye, there's plenty more where they came from. Just click here, because you never know when we'll be able to attend card shows again.
Which brings us to our question of the day...
When do you think we'll finally be able to attend card shows and sift through dime boxes? This year? 2021? 2022? Never?
Hopefully this Moderna coronavirus vaccine ends up working. I doubt things will ever be exactly the same... but that (or another vaccine) would definitely be a step in the right direction.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!