Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Quick Stop at the ol Card Shoppe
Hopkins is a small town just on the outskirts of the Twin Cities, with a bustling mainsreet. Now it is essentially a suburb of Minneapolis, and the "downtown" area has a section of several blocks of shops, dining, and entertainment. Among those retail stores is a place called "Ultimate Collectibles" which sells vinyl records, comic books, and sports memorabilia.
The main attraction for me is a long tall shelf of sealed packs from the 80s and 90s. This oddball set is all Dave Winfield career highlights, I was able to build the whole set with just 5 packs (it's a ten card set).
From the late 80s, Pacific had a run of "Legends" sets - should have posted Wally Moon yesterday, dang!
There were also a number of small complete box sets - this is a 50 card set from 1994 Stadium Club. No Twins in the set, though... Bummer!
From 1992, a really sharp set by Pinnacle showing the year's best rookies.
The backs are great, too!
Lots of fun stuff like Studio, too.
I planned to go in specifically to get more supplies (9 pocket pages and a new binder), but I walked out with a nice variety of packs to rip!