I was laying on the couch earlier today, and the sewingmachinedog came over and gave me the "I want a walk stare".
On our walk, we came upon a garage sale. There was a couple of kids bikes, a ton of kids clothes, some old Marantz speakers, other crap, and a fat lady in a too small top. I asked if she had any baseball cards. "No, but my boyfriend might", she replied.
"Hey Eddie, you got any baseball cards? This guy wants to know!", she howled to some unseen fellow.
And then Eddie appears...
"I got a shit load at my step-moms place. There's like 6 pizza boxes full. With dividers and everything."
I think he wiped his nose on his forearm at that point.
"Um, ok. Any idea what years they are from?", I inquired.
"Mostly 80's, and some 90's. I had some older stuff, but some guy took them. I can go get them, you can have them for $20 bucks. I just want to get rid of shit, ya know?"
"Yeah, can't have shit piling up", I said agreeably. With some hesitation, I gave the guy my cell number.
Around six o'clock, my phone rings. It's the dude from the yard sale.
"Hey man, it's the guy from the yard sale that you gave your number to. I have those cards."
I grabbed a twenty, and headed two blocks over. Here's what I saw. This stack of boxes in the back of a pick-up truck. Eight 5000 count boxes. Dude called them pizza boxes with dividers. Awesome!
"Here's that 20 spot.", I say as I hand over the cabbage.
The only box that I did a quick look through of was the 1993 SP football box. It was pretty organized, and just about every card was in a penny sleeve. Would there be a plethora of Bettis or Bledsoe rookie cards? No. There were a ton of hall of famers though. About 100 Michael Irvins, Lawrence Taylors, Jerry Rices, Jim Kellys, Reggie Whites, and others. There was also a bipping of sorts...
There are a couple of Early 90's boxes of Bowman. I don't know if there will be anything of value there.
I am glad the sewingmachinedog came over to nudge me off the couch today. I needed to get out, and I found baseball cards. Not a bad day.
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