More often than not all I end up leaving with is a little exercise, but every now and then I find something. You may remember years ago I blogged about picking up a bag of baseball cards that all turned out to be of Darrell Evans.
I'll be honest Value Village has sacks of cards all the time. Most being stacks of junk wax like 89 Fleer and Donruss baseball. If it wasn't for the fact that every card in these bags were stored in top loaders, snaptites, or screwdowns, I would have kept on walking, but not only was every card well protected, the $1.49 price tag is cheap even for loose junk wax. I figured for that price I'd stock up on top loaders and see what was worthy of being stored in a screw down card case.
Most of the packs contained Boomer Esiason, but there were also a few with Dennis Rodman and Bret Boone. I did pick up a couple Rodman packs, but I left the Boones alone.
So shall we see what I got? Prepared to be underwhelmed! Overall the assortment was pretty good and there were some very cool cards mostly from the mid-90's. Which while overproduced was the era of card innovation. No rookie cards to be had in the packs I picked up, but that doesn't mean there weren't any. I targeted all of the bags that had the screwdowns and snaptites. The oldest cards in the batch were a couple 89 Topps.
I also picked up a couple Rodman bags because 90's basketball inserts can be pretty valuable and also are pretty cool.