Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Jupiterhill

Dollar Tree.... or Four

I'm rushing a bit tonight because I was a bit busy today, but thought I'd show off 4 recent Dollar Tree packs I bought on my last trip about a month ago (then I bought others today, which I'll show in the future).  I forgot the order so let's just look at what I scanned.


Sure these are junk wax, but what an amazing lineup of cards to get in just one pack.  I know I have the Strawberry and Ventura, and likely have the others too.  That doesn't take away from a solid scan of stars.  I like the Ventura the most because of the jersey, with the Gwynn being a semi-close second.


This might have been the same pack.  Still more stars with Ripken, and in other sports too.  IT'S LIMA TIME!  Since I have none of him as a Royal, this will work for now.  I also like the Vanover card too, one I wouldn't seek out, but will look good in my Chiefs binder.  The Yankees card shouldn't count as it has an order form on the back, but I still like it.


Who could complain with these cards?  If I got these as a kid I'd be ecstatic. Even today, I'm still happy.  Deion in pinstripes...a double dose of Puckett...Sara Dayley's father!!!! Okay Ken Dayley I liked, but I saw his daughter on St. Louis TV a few years back and I've been a fan since... MOVING ON!

Oh, and a Gubicza too.   Ok, hold up... I need to show you why I like Sara Dayley, she is on my mind now.  That's not a bad thing.


I was sad to hear she left KSDK back in May, along with a mass exodus of others, but since I don't get St. Louis local channels, I guess it doesn't matter.  See what I mean though.

OK, I'll get back to the post.  More cards.


These are some nice cards too.  I like the Bryan Harvey, and miss those Marlins jerseys.  The Ryan Grant card is nice too, and while I don't care for him, the McGwire is nice to pull too.

You may notice a bent edge on the Bryan Still card.  That is my only complaint I've had with these cards.  Since this store opened, the cards aren't in great shape.  Sure I shouldn't expect much, but I do expect some cards in good condition.  Oh well.


A BOB GIBSON!!!! YE... wait, that's the wrong one.  Still kind of cool.  Also nice Nolan Ryan card too.  I might keep this one.  A double dose of Jack McDowell too.  Benny has a nice Pirates hat as well, I would buy one if I saw it cheap at a garage sale.


Now this was a great pack.  Some Royals, some Cardinals, all-around nice.  I liked Willie McGee, so these are nice cards, especially the Diamond King.  I don't have it in front of me, but the Riddle is a reprint card, I forgot the year.  The Royals are likely doubles, triples, or more, but I always get excited to pull a Royals card, so two in one pack was awesome.


How about some more Royals, and some pitchers, and Finley and DeShields.  Another solid batch here, my favorite is the Haney.  I can't complain about the Upper Deck ones either.  The Delino DeShields card is the first card of the Peter Gammons cards that I got that isn't Phil Hiatt, so thats good.

Okay, last scan.  A total of $4 was spent on these, so besides bent edges I can't complain.


A random mix of the good old days.  The Sandberg is likely my favorite, but one I've seen many times.  The Darling and Aase cards might be new to me.  The Clemens card does look nice though I'm not his biggest fan.

So I think I did great.  Next time (which was actually earlier today) I will check out the 5 cards for $1 packs and see if they are worth it.  These packs always give me great joy, so I don't plan on stopping anytime soon.

Thanks for reading and have a great night.  You know what else gives me great joy?


If this was twitter I guess this would be my Woman Crush Wednesday...  I better go now before this gets creepy.

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Matthew Scott
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8/6/15, 6:52 AM delete

I really need to check if my local dollar stores carry cards. My go to quick stop is a Rite Aid Pharmacy that is about 30 seconds from my house. They usually have some flagship Topps that I can grab.

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defgav
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8/6/15, 2:43 PM delete

She's a cutie.

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Jupiterhill
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8/6/15, 6:35 PM delete

I think if I had more options I wouldn't buy as many from there, but its about 10 miles away cheap, so I can't complain for now.

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Jupiterhill
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8/6/15, 6:38 PM delete

The first time I heard her name on TV I thought, "She must be related to Ken". I googled her later on and figured out she was. She was a live reporter on the morning show, so it was nice to wake up and seeing her :).

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Marcus
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8/6/15, 7:30 PM delete

I'm not a big fan of '91 Upper Deck (in my mind, nothing compares to the '93 set), but I forget how much I like Tony's card from that set. The Finley from the '93 set is a gem too, and I hadn't seen Bud Black's card from that set either. Dollar store finds can be pretty cool, or at least a cheap way to pass the time.

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