If you read the last post, you know it was about a little garage sale bust and a nice small find. Today’s post is about much, much more than that.
Because I went back to the garage sale.
And there was a much bigger score waiting for me this time.
I had to wait around a few minutes, as the only cards they’d found when I arrived were some factory sets of ’88 Score, ’89 Score, and ’90 Fleer.
But then, out came a box with these seven boxes inside. One is a partial set of ’81 Topps, another is a partial set of ’74 Topps. One was marked “Nolan Ryan Sets” and three more are marked 80/84 Topps, 79 OPC/74 Topps/74 Traded, and the one that got me really excited: 68T, 64T, 72T, 74T. One last box was marked the mysterious “miscellaneous.”
After a quick rifle through a few sections that revealed the stars were pulled and there are a fair amount of duplicates, we came to an agreed price and I giddily drove home with my purchase. Here’s a quick breakdown of what the contents look like.
Box one is split about with about two-fifths 1980 Topps and three-fifths 1984 Topps.
- Sixteen 1988 Topps Todd Benzinger
- Twenty-three 1988 Topps Matt Nokes AS
- Thirty-seven 1987 Topps Eric Davis
- Thirty-seven 1987 Topps Wally Joyner
- Fifty 1988 Topps Kurt Stillwell
- 150! 1988 Donruss Kurt Stillwell
- 196!!! 1987 Topps Cory Snyder
- 1983 Topps All-Star glossies
- 1987 Fleer World Series highlights
- Some of the USA Team from 1985 Topps
- 1987 Fleer Star Stickers
- Assorted Fleer team stickers from 1988, I think. These were being used as dividers.
- Misc. 80’s semi-stars.
- 1982 Donruss Diamond Kings
- About three dozen 1988 Fleer
- Three 1983 Topps Super Veterans and a George Brett All-Star
- Assorted Donruss Diamond King puzzle pieces – mostly Stan Musial and Roberto Clemente.
The family still has the higher-end cards and possibly more boxes to come, and some autographed stuff. I’m going to stay in touch with them to see what’s available. I can’t afford to spend a lot on those sorts of things, but if some of my fellow bloggers are interested, perhaps we can arrange a multiple-party purchase of sorts.
I’ll keep you updated. Look forward to a few more posts to come on my discoveries, perhaps box-by-box, perhaps just some highlights.