I had some time to rummage through an out of town card shop's '15 for $1' boxes
- I'm not going through anything but loose nickel and dime cards, but I'd like to think 'the hunt' means different things to different collectors and there are still distinctions I keep in mind as build my piles of loose cardboard.
Going through random monster boxes of cards can be a free for all and there maybe opportunities to be 'freelance' a bit more and grab completely random cards
- that still end up fitting whatever criteria I have in my head as far as mini-collections.
Instead of buying a repack of some sort outright from a big box store, I get to sort of dictate the content of the cards I want to take home
- I ended up with 120 assorted cards for $8 and change [tax], many of which are just are just squirreled away as 'card depth.'
2016 Topps Opening Day Superstar Celebrations Michael Brantley #SC-9
2012 Topps Chrome refractors Carl Crawford #29
2016 Topps Opening Day Superstar Celebrations Brian Dozier #SC-11
- more like Glen Perkins’ card with Dozier in the background.
1994 Upper Deck Electric Diamond Greg Gagne #79
1998 Topps Chris Gomez #117
1994 Upper Deck Scott Leius #322
2016 Topps Stadium Club Willie McCovey #18
- I have this card among my collection of other McCovey cards, but I can add this particular copy to my awesome action collection.
1994 Upper Deck Mike Moore #316
2004 Topps Chrome Mike Piazza #31
1998 Topps Kevin Polcovich #79 -
this card features a cameo by Larry Walker and I thought I could add it to my 'bonus babies' mini-collection, but I had a copy of it already.
1998 Topps Marlins Win World Series #283
- feat. Edgar Renteria
1996 Upper Deck SP Alex Rodriguez #171
- wearing the Jay Buhner Fan Club t-shirt
1991 Topps Stadium Club Sammy Sosa #6
- a whimsy, more innocent Sosa wearing a throwback uniform; I had this card in my 'retro uniforms' mini-collection already, so this goes into my awesome action mini-collection.
2011 Topps Chrome refractor Rickie Weeks #147
2014 Topps Stadium Club Jayson Werth #52
2016 Donruss Optic Yannick Ngakoue #150
2011 Press Pass Head of the Class Kyle Busch #82
- auto racing
2012 Topps Chrome refractors Melky Cabrera #134
2002 Fleer Jacque Jones #260
2012 Topps Chrome Kirk Nieuwenhuis #192
Beyond the glory
2011 Panini Americana Matinee Legends James Dean #1
2016-17 Donruss Gary Payton II #198
1994 Upper Deck Joey Cora #371
- on the reverse, Rickey Henderson
1994-95 Topps George Lynch #20
- Chris Mullin and Chris Webber
1992 Stadium Club Members Only Dave Eiland #14
1994 Bowman Frank Thomas #18
Inking it up
1995 Topps Stadium Club Frank Thomas #400
1993 Upper Deck Bill Swift #118
- on the reverse image
2002 Fleer Edgardo Alfonzo #158
1994 Upper Deck Tom Henke #367
2012 Topps Chrome refractors Jason Vargas #218
1993 Topps Stadium Club Mariano Duncan #276
Tools of ignorance
2012 Topps Chrome refractors Alex Avila #131
1992 Stadium Club Members Only Gary Carter #9
1993 Topps Stadium Club Geno Petralli #232