I found myself acting out what I have read so many times on the blogs. The impulse purchase of cards on the flimsy excuse to be in the ultra-expensive cardshop at all anyway.
Well, My excuse wasn't too flimsy. I had an eye exam in the same mall (twas the first shopping mall in the city of Richmond, now it has like a jersey shop, gold-takers and awful dresses. Oh, and a really expensive card shop. It was a place I would buy wax back in the days of overspending when I didn't want to wait for shipping from ebay or the web. Those days are long gone, and I have only been there three times in the last year, purchasing exactly nothing once, some toploaders and penny sleeves another and then there was today.
I had realized that I never did ask him (I will not describe, it's impolite) if he had any vintage cards laying around. He sells almost exclusively Trading Cards:Not Baseball, at least that's how I see all the other gunk in the store. Sure I've bought a few packs of Star-related material (both Wars and Trek), but he has alot of "adult cards"...I love women, just not in a trading-card way, Know what I mean? I digress. Today I looked through his shyte vintage binder of a bunch of miscuts and OCs and overpriced RCs (blyleven, Jenkins, Carlton). There were a few cards that caught my eye, and I talked him into what I feel was a fair (not good) price.
The point of this post? I need to know what you would pay.
Statistics are a soft-spot for me, and I really need the research. 40 people came through here the other day, and I know someone will have something to say.
So I offer a prize.
I will post a smattering of GU cards in my next post. The person who gives me the most insightful information regarding something you have mostlikely done, yourself, wins their pick of the litter.
Look at the cards. Leave a comment. Tell me something.
(notice I have said nothing about the cards except that we haggled, and I chose these two from about 40. Tryin' to keep it unbiased, here)
color-registration on Brooks' is off
black ink on Frank is thin