On the way to nearby-yet-out-of-the-way Nokogiriyama, I dragged Amanda to the Mint Chiba location for a bit of card hunting. I wasn't too happy the last time I visited Mint Chiba. I had found a few cards that were useful for my collection but I didn't have time to really hunt for the good stuff.
My time was limited again, but I made more of an effort to get an idea of what the store really has. I noticed there are lots of binders containing cards from BBM and Calbee issues, as well as a collection of game cards. I didn't find any Marines team issue cards. Yet again, I'm going to have to return to search closely for team issues and oddballs. Maybe the third time will be the charm.
But I wasn't shut out this time! I kicked a bunch of Calbee needs off my list, plus I found a whole bunch of cards for Jason over at Clyde's Stale Cards.
Now for the Calbee cards I needed for my type collection.
As I mentioned, I'll go back to this store at least one more time. There might be a chance later this month, but more likely I'll return next baseball season.