There's an antique show that runs in my city every six months that has slowly become a staple for me, my mom and my niece (and sometimes nephew) to check out. I love the fact that there's an event out there where three generations of people can go and enjoy a day out and maybe find some treasures.
I am always keeping an eye out for one seller in particular who always seems to have some neat sports stuff. He used to work for the local media here in town and has things like photo sheets, slides, yearbooks, media guides and posters. This past show he had a box full of gorgeous hockey pucks - game issued from the late 1970's. Oh....if I only had the money, I would have bought them all.
But he did have something that I couldn't stop thinking about and finally decided to take a chance on.
Man is this set ever beautiful. The colours, fonts and crisp looking backs make this one of the all-time great sets.
I was ho-humming about snagging them because....well, simply put I just don't know a lot about them. What's a good price?
So I tried my best to do a little research. Sometimes not knowing is best.....you can make a little lower offer and just say "Hey......I'm taking a flyer on this".
I think this will pay off though.
Man does he ever look young in that pic. I guess that's why they called him "The Kid".
It's in decent shape and I'm just thrilled to have found this in the lot.
This one again is in really nice shape. Great colours and the backs are just spot on.
But still......it's Nolan.
I love this card. The batting helmet, the green and gold, the colours on the card - awesome.
Another one that is in really nice shape.
Look at that background. Man they don't make cards like this anymore.
I just realized the facsimile autos on these (yeah....I'm slow). These look even better now.
This one is a little diamond cut but is still in solid shape.
So.......what's a good price on the lot?
I paid $40cdn for all of them. Did I do good? I feel as though I'll be able to make a little on them down the road. For now, I'm happy to just have them part of my collection.
Oh....I almost forgot.
The best find of the day at the antique show....
An Archie Bunker Grandson doll.
Who's buying this? I don't know how many 5-year-old girls would be watching All In The Family back in the day.
"Physically Correct Male"???? Ok.
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