Wednesday 23 December 2015

Vintage find while travelling

As with everyone at this time of year, life has been hectic. My laptop at home died. I bought a new one, but haven't used it yet because I had to catch a plane to travel and visit my mom for Christmas in Scottsdale, Arizona.

One fun part of travelling is finding new avenues to buy cards that you haven't already searched through. I stopped at a pop-up store at the Desert Ridge Mall that I found last year that opens for November and December. It was open again this year. In it I found these beauties:

(I'm on a computer at my mom's with no access to a scanner so I'm going to borrow pictures of the cards I found from the Trading Card Database.)

Combined with the three cards I already owned from the 1962 Post Cereal set, this leaves me with only needing Jim Brown, Bobby Mitchell and the three short-prints to complete my team set.
Okay, that means that I have the easy cards but I do enjoy the greater numbers being in my collection. 
I'm going to go back sometime with my wantlist for 1950s and 1960s cards as he had boxes behind the cash for those years. I was happy with the price (and condition) of the cards I got from him so look forward to seeing what else I could dig up.
As well, I want to offer a big thank you to those that have sent me Christmas cards (with added cards!). I hope to make a post on them when I get back home after Christmas. And I'll get to tell the story of dealing with Customs. What fun! (And on that topic, anyone planning on sending me any cards, could you hold off until after my post, or until we talk by email? Thanks.)


  1. I actually sent out a little something a few days ago.It should be there by now.Sorry for any inconveniences ,will E-Mail next time ;)

    1. Thanks! :) No worries. I sent you an e-mail.

  2. Scottsdale is a nice place. Be sure to stop by In-N-Out Burger while you're there!

    1. Always one of my first stops. Went for lunch one day and had a 3x3 with a Neapolitan shake.