One thing few people understand is the joy I get out of flipping through thousands of baseball cards. I can spend hours doing it, and I love it. The card shop I go to is actually 4 dealers in one shop. One guy is mostly supplies and newer stuff, one guy is higher priced older stuff and commons - but he keeps them in a locked back room and isn't always there, the other two guys are where I spend 99% of my time. They have the boxes of commons that I enjoy going through...and they're always accessable, and always 50% off. So I spent eleven bucks today and here's what I got:
A bunch of 1976 Topps to fill in my team set...
...and some 1974s.
I went through a box of 2010 National Chicle and pulled out the Angels.
I have to say that this set is very unattractive to me, and the Erick Aybar card has to go on my list of All-Time Ugly Cards.
I picked up some miscellaneous stuff. The 1979 Topps Rangers Prospects I pulled because I go to a lot of Rangers Alumni events. The 1973 Philly Coaches has Carroll Beringer who does a lot of appearances for the Fort Worth Cats. I'm not sure why I picked up the David Freese rookie.
All the above cards the guy gave me. I had brought him a big ziplock of top-loaders I didn't want (they all had price stickers on them). So in exchange he gave me the cards I pulled from his stacks. Super nice guy.
From the other dealer I favor I snagged a couple of former Angels rookie cards for half-off the listed price.
I was surprised to find a signed 1976 Topps Dan Driessen in the mix. Snagged it for a buck.
And picked up these beauties to go with the 1965 Topps cards I already have of these guys (excet the Boone of course).
Two hours plus eleven bucks equals a short stack of awesome goodness.