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Wally's Cards Blog
Hard to Find & Lesser Known Cards
 
entry Jul 19 2007, 07:05 PM
This entry is getting off of the topic of cards but is a story of when I was a kid hanging out at 7-11 with my buddies.

When I was 13 I used to hang out at a local 7-11 and play Super Mario Bros. Back then when you came in and someone had "quarters up" you had to wait for your turn to play. Everyone knew this unwritten rule and noone questioned it except for Curt. He was this spoiled little brat about 9 or 10 years old that would come stay with his granma for the summer. I swear every time I was playing I would see that Buick Century pull up with him and his grandma. He would come in and bug the hell out of us. He would get in your way and try to tell you what to do. Like "jump here", "go there" etc. He would ask over and over if he could play next and we would tell him there ar "quartes up" then he would storm out to his grandma and then she would stand behind you saying over and over "let Curt play" or "are you almost done? Curt wants to play". Imagine you are on 8-4 of Super Mario Bros on one quarter without warping and this old hag is screaming this in your ear. I told my wife that if we are out somewhere and this guy comes up to me like "remember me I'm Curt from 7-11?" I am gonna totally kick his ass.
Now when I am playing a game and I am sucking I yell out "###### You Curt and your grandma too"

entry Jul 18 2007, 12:14 PM
I just wanted to share with all of you a couple of other sources when you are out hunting for cards.

1. Garage Sales - I have come across a ton of collections this way. I often go to garage sales in search of cards and a lot of people are very willing to sell the whole lot. I like to wait until the last day of the sale and make an offer. I very rarely get turned down.

2. Pawn Shops - This is a little tougher but can pay of if you look hard enough. I know a couple guys in town that now take card collections on pawn because they know I am buying them. They only do whole collections and no singles unless they are higher end.


If you haven't yet, I would give it a try. You never know what you will find.

Thanks,
Walter (Wally)

entry Jul 11 2007, 10:05 AM
I grew up going to card shows and I still like going to them. It seems to me that there are fewer and fewer. I know that it si much easier to go online and find what you are looking for, but to me this isn't as fun as going to a real show.

Where I live there is a show every once in a while. There used to be one at least once a month. I think if attendance was up then of course there would be more. I hope that as a collector you will get out to support as many shows as you can.


Thanks,
Walter (Wally)

entry Jun 29 2007, 02:10 PM
I hope everyone will sign the petition at http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/SaveTopps to try and save Topps so that Upper Deck doesn't have a monopoly.

If you are a Myspace member be sure to join our new group at
http://groups.myspace.com/savetopps


Thanks,
Walter (Wally)

entry Jun 26 2007, 03:06 PM
In my Blog I will write about several areas of the hobby including Autographs, Errors & Variations, Test Issues, Promos and other hard to find and lesser known cards.

I will also detail my experiences attending shows and my buying & selling.


Thanks for reading,
Wally

 
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