1) My first stop was the customary "10 cards for $1" table with a ton of 2013 Bowman Chrome. I picked up 8 Red Sox cards (Buttery, Light, Lin, De La Cruz, Owens, Marrero x3), a '08 UD Masterpiece I need for the set and a '93 Topps Finest Jose Canseco. I got the Canseco because it's from the early '90s, it's Jose Canseco and it's a cool looking set. No pictures for you here, pretty basic stuff. TOTAL COST: $1
2) My next purchase was a pretty cool find. Guy had a box of stuff, anything in a penny sleeve was $.25 and everything else was $1 each. Picked up four $.25 cards: '91 UD Bagwell RC, '13 Archives Brock Holt RC, and two '14 A&G cards I need for the set (Walker RC & Griffey insert). Then I hit up the $1 cards to find these basketball cards: '89F Jordan All Star Sticker, '89H Jordan, '92/93 Ultra All-Rookie Shaq & '93/94 TSC Drexler FF 1st Day Issue. I used to be a heavy basketball collector around those years and you saw my blog the other day about never having owned a 1st Day Issue. Anytime you can get older Jordan cards for $1 each, plus one of the premier Shaq inserts from that time & a 1st Day Issue - you pull the trigger! Next up, the rookie cards: '83D Sandberg, '89B Griffey Jr., '91TT Giambi USA & '89UD Biggio - again, $1 each and they fit my RC focus right now, plus the Sandberg is in really good shape, probably BGS 8.5. Next was the '90s inserts: '90UD Ryan Heroes montage card, '96F Lumber Company Griffey Jr., '93 Ultra All-Star Puckett & Bonds and '00 Ultra Swing King Chipper Jones. I love the '92 & '93 Ultra inserts as I used to chase these guys like crazy back in the day, and they used to cost a fortune. The Swing King was an AWESOME find - it's acetate which is very '90s and I never knew this insert set existed. Needless to say I'll be hitting up Check Out My Cards to finish that insert set after I'm done writing this. Lastly, I picked up some '13 Panini Pinnacle inserts, because they're very '90s and I never had a chance to check out the inserts until today - pretty cool stuff! I think I'd like to crack a box of '13 Pinnacle if the price was right. I picked up: Aces Kershaw, Swing for Fences Beltre, Team Pinnacle Strasburg / Nolan Ryan and Success Braun & Verlander. At $1 each, may have over paid, not sure how much they are selling for but they are really cool cards and I'll likely try to chase these sets. TOTAL COST: $19
3) The last purchase I made was some awesome vintage and '80s goodness. Picked up the following goodies: '55B Eddie Waitkus (if you don't know why this is a cool card, check Chris Olds article on Beckett.com A Baseball Card With A Story To Tell), '70T Bill Buckner RC, '75T mini Steve Swisher (sending this one to Chris Olds at Beckett, @ChrisOlds2009 on Twitter), '81F Jeff Reardon RC, '81T Mookie Wilson RC, '81T Tim Raines RC, '82D Yount, '82T Kent Hrbek RC, '83T Yastrzemski, '84F Tony Fernandez RC, '84F Darryl Strawberry RC, '85F Eric Davis RC, '85F Terry Pendleton RC, '86F Andres Galarraga RC. Plus I picked up two cards for my buddy Nick (@YanksandBeans on Twitter and owner of The Cardboard Dugout): '77T Cloth Thurman Munson & '13 A&G Paul O'Neill Relic w/pinstripe! TOTAL COST: $20
Gallery of cards below, sorry for the quality but I'm too lazy to scan them today.