I was up in the Hampton Roads are yesterday and as always I make a pit stop into my favorite hobby shop, Jersey’s Cards. I’m pretty sure I like it so much because it’s called Jersey’s and I am from New Jersey. I originally wanted to get some magnetic cases, but the price went up and not I ended up bailing out on that, but he had a cheap ass card bin and I couldn’t help myself 4 game used cards for $15 and 4 autographed cards for $20.
2003 Topps Bazooka Baseball – BB-RH – Rickey Henderson (bat)
2003 Playoff Prestige – 2003 Player Collection – Jay Payton – (patch, 2 color, 254/325)
2003 Fleer Patchworks – SS1-PPF1 – Reggie Jackson, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa (Sosa 2 color patch 115/200)
2008 Donruss CenturCCM- Collection Materials – CCM-29 – Gaylord Perry (vintage jersey 44/100)
The Henderson was bought because I needed him for my set, the Payton because it was a neat patch. Sosa has a nice big patch on it and it’s from a Cubby Uniform, and the Gaylord Perry because I am a sucker for vintage jersey patches. The four autographs I got were:
1999 Fleer Sports Illustrated – Autograph Collection – Bud Harrelson
2003 Fleer Avant – AAC-ML – Mike Lowell – 145/150
2002 Donruss Fan Club – 210 – Mark Prior (RC) – 320/1350
2004 Upper Deck USA Baseball – HAM – Jeffrey Hammonds – (63/90)
I got the Harrelson because the Fleer SI set has always been one of my favorites. I had traded away a Mike Lowell Chirography card a year ago and have always regretted it, this gave me a chance to have another. Mark Prior was a must have because even though his career ended before it even started, he was the best college pitcher I have ever seen (yes better than Strasburg). The Hammonds card because I never owned a Jeff Hammonds card and I’ve been a fan since he was in high school (Scotch Plains, NJ) and followed his career in college (Stanford), probably one of the best amateur hitters I have personally ever seen.
Finally I bought a pack of 2001/2002 Upper Deck Vintage and here were the highlights:
It really is a nice set and the cards come 10 to a pack so a big chunk can be had with just one box. All in all, I had a fun time there and I highly recommend if you are in the area to stop by and pick up some supplies or a card or two.