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Recently I went by a new card store close to my office. Well it isn't actually new, it has been there for 20+ years and it actually wasn't that close, about 25 minutes away. Regardless, I was in the need for a fix, did a quick Google search and found a shop I didn't know existed before.
I looked at a few of the singles in the cases and nothing jumped out at me. There was a nice assortment of vintage but I didn't have my want list with me. The last time I tried picking up vintage cards without my want list was during a business trip in Nashville. While I got a couple of nice cards, I also bought about 5-6 that I already had.
Back to my recent visit. I went the pack and box route. First I picked up two packs of 2012 Goodwin and 2012 Bowman Platinum. The Platinum was a bust but I did get an auto from Goodwin:
I also tried my hand at a box of Finest. Again not the greatest break but I think it was pretty decent. I did get the last 2 Giants I needed for my team set. I also picked up a nice Rookie Card:
I also score 2 Xfractors and 2 colored parallels. The Darvish green is pretty nice and is numbered to 199. The Napoli is numbered to 99.
As usually, these cards will be for trade for similar Giants cards.