Braved the arctic temperatures of 40 degrees on Saturday morning and took the family out to a different flea market than our usual stomping grounds at Big Top. Drove about 45 minutes to Oldsmar Flea Market and was met with a extra windy day. My daughter walked around in a blanket all day and we looked truly Floridian in our heavy coats. It might have dropped to 39 at the lowest the whole time we were there. Brrr I say!
|My biggest purchase of the day: $10|
Anyways getting to the cardboard, my best find of the day was a gentleman in the very back of the market with a small, warm booth. We chatted as I browsed his vintage boxes and he even gave my daughter a pack of Pokemon cards much to her delight. I grabbed the '62 Spahn above off the wall and when he said ten, I threw it on the stack.
I found this matching '62 to go with it in a large vintage dollar box the guy had. Yeah, it's a little beat but you don't find '62s of Hall of Famers for a dollar everyday.
I absolutely love these 1975 SSPC cards, also dollar box finds.
Again this Topps game card of Rod Carew is a little worn but I just like to think that was from people actually playing with them in the 60's. For a buck I'm glad I brought my first one of these home and can see why so many of you have chased this set.
Another first for me is this super clean 1962 Post card.
Was the 1957 set less produced than other sets, in my area they always seem to go for a lot higher than the earlier years, Either way I really like the photos in this set, they just all seem so classic. Maybe it's the way they're lit or the way the backgrounds all seem to fade out but these cards are all sharp, even if the corners on this one aren't.
Trio of 1960's including my first card of the late great Ernie Johnson. I'll always remember him and Skip calling games when I was a kid.
To tell you the truth I didn't know that Eddie Mathews went on to manage the Braves until recently. I can't believe the fact that he was the manager when Hank hit 715 never smacked me in the face but that's pretty cool that he was there for the moment.
''While the crowning of Aaron as baseball's all-time home run king made 1974 an exceptional season for the Braves, the strong performance of the team on the field also marked the campaign. The Braves' 88–74 (.543) record was an 111⁄2 game improvement over 1973, and resulted in a third-place finish in the NL West.
But a mid-season slump cost manager Eddie Mathews—for years Aaron's fellow-superstar with the Milwaukee Braves of the 1950s—his job on July 21 during the All-Star breakwith the club at 50–49'' - 1974 Braves
Here's a photo my wife snapped of me digging thru the boxes.
Which is where I found this super protected Chipper Best card I didn't have. I'll let it live on in it's home for now but will probably binder him eventually.
The guy asked for a dollar for that Chipper but when he said he'd throw in this pocket schedule from the Inagrual season I dug out, I agreed.
Also grabbed these 2 cards of new Braves, my first card of both guys.