Where: Branham High School Flea Market
What: Cards and Disney Memorabilia
How Much?: $5.50
Every third Saturday, there's a small flea market about fifteen minutes from my house. There's probably only 50 to 60 vendors, which is much less than the other two flea markets I frequent, but the quality of merchandise makes up for the lack of vendors.
There's always at least a handful of guys with baseball cards, so at the very least I do a little window shopping. But this time around, I actually picked up a few cards from one of my friends. He had a bunch of low-end cards for sale, so I spent a solid 30 minutes hanging out and sifting through his stuff.
Purchase #1: Baseball Cards $1
2014 Gypsy Queen Sepia Mini #330 (#'d 45/50)
I'm a huge fan of Pudge and minis. Put them together and this was a no-brainer.
2014 Stadium Club Gold #83
I've been watching everyone else post their new Stadium Club cards and now I've officially joined the club. This card brings me one step closer to finishing my first Brooks Robinson page in my inserts and parallels binder.
1969 Topps #263 75th Anniversary Buy Back
The third and final card I chose was this card of Roberto's dad. It's one of the 75th anniversary stamped buyback cards out of this year's Topps and it's in awesome condition. He might not be a HOFer, but he's a nice addition to my vintage binder.
Purchase #2: Non-Baseball Cards $3
These cards came out of my buddy's $3 and $5 boxes. Normally I wouldn't bother digging through these, but he told me I could have anything from these boxes for a dollar a piece. So I grabbed these...
2014 Certified New Generation Materials #NGDA1 (#'d 233/599)
This is my first memorabilia card of Aaron Rodgers' newest target. He's a solid #3 receiver behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.
2014 Allen and Ginter Relics #FRBAS
Yeah, I bought a card containing a piece of Adam Schefter's shirt. Not exactly sure why Topps decided to produce this card or why I decided to purchase it. But it's a conversation piece and probably a future blog post.
OMR Slabbed Gem Mint 10
I can't find anything other than eBay listings for this OMR card company, so I'll assume it's a Broder of some sort. However it's a gorgeous shot of Sharapova (btw... Happy Hump Day!) and the fact that the card is damaged inside of the holder, while the company graded it "gem mint" is irony at its finest.
Purchase #3: 1975 Walt Disney World Guide Book 50¢
I know I collect a lot of different things ranging from comic books to action figures, but believe it or not... I've never really dove into Disney memorabilia. However I realize that other people are into it, which is why I picked this up. I'm hoping to flip it at the De Anza Flea Market in a few weeks to recover some of my flea market finds.
Purchase #4: The Magic Kingdom Postcard Book $1
I picked this up from the same vendor. Unfortunately there isn't a year printed on these, but if I were to guess... I'd say these postcards are from the late 70's. Either way, I'm pretty sure I'll be able to sell it for some kind of profit. Worst case scenario, I'll give them to students who appreciate Disney.
Do you own any Disney memorabilia?
Do you have a favorite Disney character?
The only pieces of Disney memorabilia that I own are some trinkets students have given me over the years that I have displayed in my classroom. One of my favorites is a Goofy/Darth Vader bobble head.
As for favorite character, I'd probably go with Russell from Up!. When the movie first came out, my students kept telling me I look like him...
I have no idea what they're talking about. Happy Wednesday and sayonara!