Friday, February 9, 2018

Box O' Cards From Home

My Saturday was spent running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  My uncle (the one that got me into collecting cards) passed away overnight and I was heading to Birmingham for the funeral.  Mama was also headed in from West Virginia (where I grew up) and asked if I wanted her to bring the cards that survived the house fire three years ago.  Of course I did!

I had no idea what, or how much, to expect.  It turned out to be one plastic box. 

A month or so ago I posted about the plastic card boxes you can find at Walmart and how I had some as I kid.  Little did I know that I'd ever see one of them again.  This one was just a bunch of junk-wax era boxed sets.  I'm not too excited about most of the contents, but there are a couple of things I'm happy survived.  I'll be posting the contents over the next few weeks.  Hopefully y'all will enjoy the walk down memory lane with me. 

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back from purchases there.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $150 in a year (including $15 back on one Black Friday purchase last week).  FREE CARDS!

If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  You can also find me on Trading Card Database.  I love trading cards, when it makes sense.  Happy collecting!


  1. Sorry about your uncle, Kin. That may be some junk wax stuff but that doesn't mean it won't be fun to look back at.

  2. I spy one of my childhood favorites in that box, Collect-a-books. The blogosphere has brought back so many memories of long-forgotten sports oddballs.

    That said, my condolences for the loss of your uncle. :(