Filed under: just for fun, The $10 Card Shop Challenge | Tags: $10 Card Shop Challenge, baseball cards, basketball cards, football cards, hockey cards, just for fun, Sports Cards, trading cards
By Chris Olds | Editor
An after-work card shop visit a few months ago prompted a challenge to one of my Twitter followers, and that’s something I revisited before my visit to Nick’s Sports Cards on Thursday evening.
I sent another message to the
masses curious few who enjoy hearing not much from me 140 characters a time on my Twitter feed. I issued a collecting challenge.
A few replied seeking details, but this time I’m taking it a step further as I want to see what many of you can come up with by hitting your local card shop. (If you don’t have an LCS, hit a retail store.)
Call it the $10 Card Shop Challenge.
Should you choose to accept this mission, you will add something new to your collection — and maybe something more as I’m going to cough something up for the entry that you guys find to be the most interesting or impressive entry of the bunch.
The Mission: Spend $10 or less on something you like but try to land something that will impress the masses. It could be anything cards — but no memorabilia or wax (unless you’re a retail-only person). Are you a vintage fan? A prospector? A non-sport collector? A buyer in bulk? Was it just a good deal you couldn’t refuse?
It’s all game — as long as it only cost you $10 (or less).
In my previous challenge, I landed a 1909 T206 common card for a mere $9.50 — but this time the Nick’s bargain bin was tobacco-less. But instead, I found a relatively high-grade copy of a 1974 Topps card I have been meaning to pick up for some time — Hank Aaron‘s new home run king commemorative — for just $5.50.
It’s my entry into this $10 Card Shop Challenge. Can you top it by spending no more than $4.50 more by next Friday (Nov. 19) morning?
Leave the following info in a comment below (on Beckett.com and/or The Beckett Blog) and include a link to an image of what you picked up:
1. Name & location (include your email so you can be contacted)
2. Shop/store you visited
3. What you bought
4. Why it’s better than my buy
We’ll field entries until 10 a.m. Central time on Nov. 19 and will set up a poll for you to decide the winner.
Are you ready to take the challenge?
Remember, our winner will win something cool … and it’ll cost more than $10, too.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
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