I'll show you what I mean.
This trip to the LCS I actually remembered my checklists. I wouldn't say that I've wasted a lot of time digging with reckless abandon, because I love digging, but it is nice to find something you're actually looking for and not have to wonder if you already have it.
I started the trip finding this 1965 Topps Jim Fregosi card I needed for my team set.
Fregosi is also one of the Angels I'm working on getting a Topps card for each year that he played, so I needed this '75 and '76. What a difference a year makes huh? I still need Jims cards from 1974, 1978 and 1987 (I'm including manager cards).
A nice colorful selection of 1965 Topps for a buck each.
George Thomas is a former Angel.
Doug DeCinces and Dean Chance are two more former Angels I'm working on.
Not sure why the Chance card was marked so high, but I figured for $3 it was still worth it.
Still need his 1966, 1967, 1970, and 1971 cards.
I did a double-take on this 1977 Rookies card. I caught the Angels Mike Overy down there in the lower right corner. I didn't know he was on a rookies card. Former Angel Greg Minton is there too.
Did another double-take going through the 1975 box, when I came across this card. Took me a minute to realize that it was a mini. Nice little Bob Gibson mini for 3 bucks.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I was going through the quarter box and found these (sans penny sleeve and top loader) 2011 Heritage Red Tint cards of Brad Lidge and JA Happ. I had to stop and think for a minute if they were actually variation cards, because why would they be in the quarter bin?
And the piece-de-resistance of the day:
Oh the things done to cards. Couldn't pass this up. Notice the upside down peace signs on his cheeks? The genious of a grafiti artist obtained for a mere buck.
The LCS was a pretty good substitution for missing out on Opening Day at the Ballpark today.