I spent five full days in Georgia. I had big plans: scan all the cards in my type collection, awards collection, and all my set-building cards from inserts and oddballs. I wanted to go through my extras boxes and find some awesome trade bait and hopefully discover some random Roy Halladay autographed rookie card or something spectacular like that, which could then finance my card habit for the next several months. None of that happened.
Don't play this video at work or around children with the sound turned up. Or go right ahead. You're the boss.
Two of the days were spent just moving boxes for hours. I managed to photograph evidence that I have belongings, and some of the belongings that were in some of those boxes. Day three was spent with my friend Craig, mostly playing Guitar Hero. Day four: three batches of fudge. My last day in Georgia involved several errands including more box moving and a tiny bit more Guitar Hero with Craig. All my free time at my mom's house was spent working with a few boxes of cards - scanning what I could and prepping the rest for shipping. Those are the cards that I have been scanning these past several days.
On the first day, I made my way to my old LCS (Champion Sports Cards in Kennesaw) to say hi, and I browsed the relics and found a few great pickups. I had to visit a card store for supplies on Friday, so I had my first stop at Freedom Cardboard's location.
First, Freedom Cardboard. I was there for cardboard boxes, and the guy working there was very helpful. They had a good assortment of cards, including several awesome jumbo patch cards (at a couple Benjamins or more each). I wish I had more time though, because there were three 3200-count dime boxes sitting near the entrance where I could have easily wasted a couple hours. I came across a small grouping of some cards that probably didn't belong in the box, and I might show my dime finds to you soon. I just realized I hadn't scanned them and almost just tossed them into the extras pile without looking! Anyway, the store is spacious and at least half of it caters to the CCG and roleplaying crowd. I saw one group there with the tiny action figures working out some Dungeons and Dragons or war games type of scenario. Hopefully their store inventory will grow as I hope to return to a store that requires several hours of bargain box hunting!
There is one card to show you today that I bought at FCB: this Shoeless Joe Jackson card from Leaf.
Now on to Champion. I think I mixed a few cards I grabbed from my own collection in here, but these cards are pretty nice: