In my quest to explore my new(ish) surroundings, I recently went to an antique mall about thirty minutes from where I live. Not that there is very much here to explore mind you, but there does seem to be an abundant amount of antique malls not so conveniently placed about thirty minutes away in every direction.
I don't know how well I can set the scene, but I'll try. This particular store is almost literally in the middle of nowhere, so much so that even when the GPS tells you that you are in the right place, you think it must surely be wrong. When you leave the highway onto an unpaved road and only see a gas station to your right and the back of an unmarked red building(mall) straight ahead, it feels more like your pulling off into a truck stop then an antique mall. It does seem a little weird to approach a business from the back, but they do like to do things backwards here.
The mall itself is fairly large, consisting of two long hallways of booths. The first hallway was pretty much the same as any antique mall, by that I mean that there is a lot of neat stuff that is all way over priced.
Anyway fast forwarding ahead a little, to the second row. I could tell right away that this row was going to be much better as there were noticeably much more reasonable priced items.
Then about 4 spots down I came across the holy grail of antique mall booths:
The singles boxes were divided by sport and team. The prices in this booth seem to be a bit odd, in that half the items are overpriced and the other half are underpriced. I was pretty thorough in going through everything, but I feel like there was still a lot that I didn't get to. I must admit that I got very overwhelmed with this much to search through.
I should probably mention too, that the cards in this post are only about half of what I got. The rest will have to wait until a future post.
And now the cards:
1959 Topps Tom Morgan #545
1962 Post Nellie Fox #47
1969 Topps Deckle Edge Frank Howard #16
1970 Topps Scratch off Tim McCarver and Richie Allen -both unscratched
1971 Topps Billy Martin and Bobby Bonds
And I will end with a bounty of 1979 Hostess cards
So there you have it. Not a bad haul from an unlikely source.