As I've said earlier, I'd buy almost anything in trading card form. So while I was making my big antique store purchase earlier this week, I grabbed a few packs of these 3 for a dollar. I didn't even know they inserted sports figures in them and I guess I got lucky here. I pulled this foil Kenny Lofton card featuring him, his motorcycle and his jet in the background... lol.
I was browsing on eBay for bargains and ended up with this one for 25 cents plus shipping. He seems to be doing well for himself lately and has made a name for himself over at Baltimore. Seemed like a real steal.
I picked up this pack out of a stack of 4-for-a-buck packs, among other deals I found up at an antique store I will definitely be going back to on the Oregon coast. This is the first I've seen of Stadium Club of this year and it looks so good, I just might have to go looking for a box! The eight cards in this pack included 3 insert cards and 3 hall of famers (plus 1 future HOF). I'm stoked!
The scan does not do this one justice as it is a beautiful foil card.
This one could have been part of the Topps Laser series.
This also suffers a scanner injustice. The wrapper says these are "double foil stamped". Sure looks nice.
The other 3 cards pulled were #315 Rusty Greer, #382 Mark Lemke and #425 Gregg Jefferies
The Alphonso Smith card came out of the pack with a dent on one edge and two crunched corners.. but this 4 card pack came with a 5th card! Was it factory worker morals or cardboard karma? A "Banner Season" insert limited to 1:4 packs.
During my visit to the Jantzen Beach card show last weekend, I was amazed to see a box of old British tobacco cards sitting on a table with a sign stating "3 for $1". I couldn't resist checking them out since I had never seen anything like them in person before! I sifted through all the cards on chickens and flowers and I found a few to my liking. A few tennis, a few flags and a couple astronomy cards. I even found a Chinese soccer card.