I love a good bargain and I enjoy running across oddballs. The lack of card shows in my area limits my card acquisitions to trades with bloggers, online purchases and the 2 LCSs in my area. One of the LCSs seems to price everything according to book value so my only purchases there are bid board items or the $10 mystery packs with a chance at a special card. The other LCS is more willing to wheel and deal, will look at eBay prices when working on a card purchase and has started to bring in more oddball and older items.
On a trip to LCS #2 a few weeks back I noticed a large 5000 count box filled with small 80s and 90s box sets and a few other oddball items. Right away one item caught my eye:
The box advertised all the items at 3 for $10 so I had to track down 2 more items. This proved to be quite easy.
My final items is a really cool oddball item:
An actual factory sealed set of Pacific Eight Men Out cards! I have gotten a couple of these singles over the years but had no idea how this was distributed. I haven't cracked the seal yet but assume I will one day when I am bored. I am totally not into collecting for the "investment" but still find it a little hard to break factory sealed sets - I might need some therapy.
I am glad my LCS continues to add cool things like this. One of these trips I am going to dig through and pick up some of those cool Fleer box sets from the late 80s.