Saturday, February 16, 2013

Trip to a New Collectible Shop!

Hey guys, Drew back here! This post has been long overdue; in fact, this happened before the most recent card show and the Knicks game and everything! After one of my SAT prep courses, my Dad took me to this local collectible store he had gotten his Christmas gifts for me at! It had all sorts of various odds and ends, and surprisingly had a solid selection in cards and memorabilia! After shopping around for a little while, I bought two really nice cards to add to my collection, along with a couple ball cubes!
I hadn't added to my Don Mattingly PC in a while, so this 2005 Playoff Prestige Mattingly/Dave Righetti dual relic looked appealing to me. Numbered out of 250; the card shows two of the Yankees best players during perhaps the team's worst decade. It's really a bummer that Mattingly struggled through back problems, because he certainly had the talent to make the Hall of Fame. 
Speaking of the Hall, the second card I added was this beautiful Whitey Ford autograph from 2002 Donruss, numbered 44 of 250! The price on this card was really affordable for a Ford auto, and the scan definitely doesn't do it any justice. It's definitely one of the nicer certified autographs I own, and it features the same picture of Ford that I have signed as an 8x10. 

Overall, I was really impressed with the selection this random shop had to offer! They also had a lot of boxes and packs, and their prices were competitive with other shops around here. I'll definitely consider going back there at some point! Thanks Dad for showing it to me!

See Ya!

4 comments:

  1. Nice pick-ups! I loved Mattingly as a kid! I was thrilled to meet him and get his autograph a couple years ago when he was a manager in the Arizona Fall League. It's one of my favorite autographed baseballs!

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  2. Heya, so what's the address of this shop so i can pay them a visit when i am in NY, thanks !

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    1. I don't know the name of the shop or the exact location but it's on Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie. It doesn't have too much to offer so don't go too much out of your way to get there but if you're in the area it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot!

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