When: Saturday, November 3rd
Where: De Anza Flea Market
What: Comics, Panini Stickers, Sets, Autographs, & a SLU
How Much?: $55
Another month. Another De Anza Flea Market. This flea market is easily my favorite, because there are so many treasures to be found here. And last Saturday's adventure didn't disappoint.
Purchase #1: A Pair of Comics & a 1991 Nolan Ryan SLU $3
A comic book with baseball cards for a buck? You know I couldn't pass this one up. I've never seen this before, but it was published back in 1991 and features cards of Alvin Dark, Richie Ashburn, and Gene Woodling.
If you collected comic books in the 90's, then you probably own this book. For another Washington... now I do too.
I have at least two of these... possibly three. But at the price I paid... who cares? This figure looks like it was pulled from the case yesterday and features the all-time strikeout king.
Purchase #2: 1993 Topps Factory Set & a J.R. Richard Autograph $15
I finally own a 1993 Topps Derek Jeter rookie card and it only took me 19 years to obtain it.
J.R. Richard was a beast in the late 70's. I already have an autograph of his, but it doesn't hurt to have two. The guy wanted $20 for the 1993 Topps set. I countered with $15, asked for the Richard too (he had two of them), and he accepted.
Purchase #3: 1986 Fleer Miniature Sets (x6) & 1990/91 Panini NHL Sticker Boxes (x6) $12
I'm a huge fan of mini's and at this price, I couldn't pass them up. Do I really need 6 sets? No. But I can break them up and use them as "trade freebies" and possibly giveaway a set in a contest.
600 packs of stickers for $6. I already busted three boxes and built two sets. The others I'll probably flip at the flea market next month or use as prizes for my students next summer.
Purchase #4: Nine Autographed Comic Books $25
This was my most expensive purchase of the day, but probably my favorite. I can't really explain it either. I haven't read any of these comics and don't know any of the artists who signed them. But I'm very excited to add these to my collection.
I guess this month's theme was multiples. I now own multiple copies of the 1991 Nolan Ryan SLU. And several boxes of 1990/91 Panini Hockey Sticker boxes. Along with multiple sets of the 1986 Fleer Miniature sets.
So today's question is...
What's your take on multiples? Can you live with one? Or do you need more?