Here's a thrifty tip.

CanadianCards

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Check out your local Thrift/Flea market, you'll find tons if your lucky, today i bought this box of 5,000 sports cards for $8.50 I could barley lift it. And someone else wasn't the only one there with me. Some man just got into the hobby and was buy a couple of box's. This just goes to show that you never know what you might find at these places.
 

David K.

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I hope theses sports card were not from the late 1980's to early 1990.....they mass producted theses cards. Best regards, David
 

Camsue

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I feel your joy I just purchased a ton of starting lineup at a local market the guy selling was in his late 60s and seen me looking at them he told me 1 dollar for the stars and 50 cents a piece non stars still in the box just want to get rid of the (expletive)lol needless to say the only one not looking like a kid at Christmas was my wife when she seen me with the haul lol
 

katester44

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I feel your joy I just purchased a ton of starting lineup at a local market the guy selling was in his late 60s and seen me looking at them he told me 1 dollar for the stars and 50 cents a piece non stars still in the box just want to get rid of the (expletive)lol needless to say the only one not looking like a kid at Christmas was my wife when she seen me with the haul lol

If any of them happen to be Pucketts, let me know.....
 

Camsue

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will do I don't believe I picked up any kirbys said he had more he was going to bring in three weeks when I get back I will definitely keep you in mind
 

Loyalty32

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I feel like I may have seen that look a time or two in my day!

Thanks
Craig

I feel your joy I just purchased a ton of starting lineup at a local market the guy selling was in his late 60s and seen me looking at them he told me 1 dollar for the stars and 50 cents a piece non stars still in the box just want to get rid of the (expletive)lol needless to say the only one not looking like a kid at Christmas was my wife when she seen me with the haul lol
 

CanadianCards

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I feel your joy I just purchased a ton of starting lineup at a local market the guy selling was in his late 60s and seen me looking at them he told me 1 dollar for the stars and 50 cents a piece non stars still in the box just want to get rid of the (expletive)lol needless to say the only one not looking like a kid at Christmas was my wife when she seen me with the haul lol

Actually i got some pretty good numbered cards.
 

mm1sub

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I hit the flea markets around my area quite often. I bought a box of junk a while back for 10.00. Most of it was junk but there was a 1985 Topps set in mint condition and a 1961 Topps HR Leaders card in there. I have since traded both but I got a lot more than 10.00 in trade for the stuff. I am just waiting for that ultimate find of vintage stuff but I fear that those days may be behind us.
 

Jaybo374

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Wish I had the gumption to buy those huge boxes of cards but I have no room for the thousands of 80s and 90s junk that's bound to be in the there. If I was just starting out collecting, then yes I'd jump all over it but at this point my office is pretty much all filled up.
 

kycardkid

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I hit the flea markets around my area quite often. I bought a box of junk a while back for 10.00. Most of it was junk but there was a 1985 Topps set in mint condition and a 1961 Topps HR Leaders card in there. I have since traded both but I got a lot more than 10.00 in trade for the stuff. I am just waiting for that ultimate find of vintage stuff but I fear that those days may be behind us.

You just never know. Two years ago I went to a yard sale that had a book with around 400 1971 Topps cards in it. They were almost all in vgex to ex condition. The book included Bench, Rose, Munson (one of my favorite cards of all time), Seaver, Carew, B. Robinson, Blevelyn RC, Garvey RC, and a slew of high numbers. Paid $25. I even kind of felt bad and told the old timer selling them as much. I even told him they were worth far more than his asking price. He was good with it. Added some very nice vintage to the collection on the cheap. You just never know. I am still waiting for that big 50's find. :)
 

Jaybo374

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You just never know. Two years ago I went to a yard sale that had a book with around 400 1971 Topps cards in it. They were almost all in vgex to ex condition. The book included Bench, Rose, Munson (one of my favorite cards of all time), Seaver, Carew, B. Robinson, Blevelyn RC, Garvey RC, and a slew of high numbers. Paid $25. I even kind of felt bad and told the old timer selling them as much. I even told him they were worth far more than his asking price. He was good with it. Added some very nice vintage to the collection on the cheap. You just never know. I am still waiting for that big 50's find. :)

WOW! Great find!!
 
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