This weekend I was at my local card shop and my guys at the shop pulled me into the back to see their recent haul. They bought a complete collection from some guy and there were boxes and boxes of cards from the 60's and 70's as well as some 80's and 90's stuff. Also, there was also some junk wax boxes from the early 90's as well. I avoided the temptation of buying more packs of cards I already own, I couldn't avoid this!
I was shown a pile of boxes, but there were two boxes that got my attention. The first box was a 600 count box, about 80% full of 79/80 OPC commons. The cards looked pretty decent, but I knew that for 20 bucks it was a good deal, but there would be lots of additional cash needed to complete this set. The second box was another 600 count box that was 75% full of 79/80 Topps commons. I flipped through the cards and they looked really good and really unorganized. I asked how much and Mike said 10 bucks. Sold!
For 10 bucks, I got myself a couple of hours of fun sorting through this box and the opportunity to see if I have a decent chunk of an epic set.
In the end, there was 195 of 264 cards. That is good enough for just a little under 74% of the complete set. There weren't any highly valuable cards in the box, but there were a couple star cards and rookies like John Tonelli.
There was a small bonus in the box too and that was a small handful of 79/80 OPC cards. Two of those cards were Greg Millen Rookies.
Definitely a nice surprise and just a little bit for added value for my 10 bucks. I certainly have been well taken care of by my guys at the LCS and I hope I can continue to nab a few steals here and there. I am now going to try and track down the complete set, so please check my want list and if you can help I would certainly appreciate a trade to move forward on the set.