Where: Capitol Flea Market
What: A Board Game and Some Reading Material
How much?: $8
Believe it or not... the best day to walk around the Capitol Flea Market isn't on Saturday or Sunday. It's Thursday.
Last week, I went out there figuring there'd be a lot less vendors and people walking around since it's the middle of the work week. I was wrong. The place was packed and there were probably 25% more vendors than on the weekends.
Don't ask me for an explanation... because I have no idea.
Anyways... I didn't find any sports cards or sports figures that fit into my PC, but that didn't stop me from making a few small purchases.
Purchase #1: 1968 Cadaco All Star Baseball Game $5
I don't really collect board games, but when I saw this... it immediately caught my attention. After seeing that the forty-five year old box was in amazing condition, I popped it open to see if the game was complete.
Based on the list of contents written on the inside part of the cover, everything was intact. It included the above diorama with scoreboard and two game spinners. There was also brand new score pads and 62 discs (60 players + 2 game discs). There were several big names from the 60's: Tom Seaver, Pete Rose, Willie Stargell, and Bob Gibson.
Here's what the discs look like:
Unfortunately... if you're waiting for me to explain the instructions... you're out of luck. I don't really have any intentions of actually playing the game.
Purchase #2: 1964 A Spotlight Wonder: The Story of JFK and May 1968 Mickey Mouse Comic Book $3
Have you ever purchased something because you thought it was a good deal? That's exactly how I'd describe my final purchase.
This couple had a table full of old books, so I stopped to see if they had any sports related material. Unfortunately, they didn't. But these two pieces of Americana caught my eye and the price was right, so I picked them up.
Purchase #3: 1991 Space Shots: Moon & Mars Special Edition Set $1
Well... that's about it. There were tons of dealers, but sadly not a lot of stuff I was actually interested in. But I'll be out there again this weekend
Until then... Happy Thursday and sayonara!