Phone booths ? Pay phones ? Pretty much things of the past. A pack of cards for a quarter ? Last century prices ... but wait "mon ami" ! I actually did get that and more. My weekly garage sale run yielded a stack of sports cards.
About half of these were a series of SPORTS ILLUSTRADED For KIDS. The great mix of pro and amateur athletes in these issues always makes them interesting. The lot contained several lady jocks, some Olympians (always looking for them), some basketball, baseball and some hockey. Here is what I got:
Amanda Blumentherst - golfer / Duke University
Lorena Ochoa - golfer / Mexico
Usain Bolt - 100 Meter Gold medal world record holder
Kyle busch - NASCAR
Rafael Nadal - Champion tennis player
Lauren Jackson - Seattle Storm / WNBA
Luke Harangody - Notre Dame basketball
Chris Bosh - Toronto Raptors
David West - New Orleans Hornets
Allen Iversen - Denver Nuggets
Scott Kazmir - Tampa Bay Rays
Edinson Volquez - Cincinnati Reds
Josh Hamilton - Texas Rangers
Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers
Mariano Rivera - NY Yankees
Grady Sizemore - Cleveland Indians
Scott Dixon - Indy driver
Natalie Coughlin - Olympic swmmer / USA
Angela Tincher - Virginia Tech / softball
Wu Minxia - Olympic swmmmer / China
Hannah Nielsen - lacrosse / Northwestern
Daniel Alfredson - Ottawa Senators
Martin Brodeur - New Jersey Devils
Ilya Kovalchuk - Atlanta Thrashers
Not bad - the NHL all-time goalie, the fastest man alive and some college chicks ! I was only disappointed not to find any soccer cards.
Plus I got 8 cards from the Upper Deck Vintage set: Batista (Orioles), Rodriguez (Rangers), Beltran (Royals), Alomar (Mets), Perez (Dodgers), Nen (Giants), McCovey (Giants) and Banks (Cubs).
Two cards from Fleer Tradition: Sandberg (Rays), Phelps (Blue Jays) and one card from Upper Deck Pitch-Hit-Run - Torii Hunter (Twins).
Seven more cards from 2003 Donruss - Burks (Indians), Dunn (Reds), Chiavacci (Expos), Lee (Phillies), Durham (A's), Hidalgo (Astros), Vaughn (Mets). Plus two 2003 Topps - Narron (Rangers) and Wilson (Blue Jays).
In addition, there was one Press Pass racing card, one Mountain Dew skate boarder and a sheet of 1996 Pro Stamp NFL players stickers that included Hall of Famer Troy Aikman. The sheet had a full checklist on the back and a chance to practice with Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys.
Of the 46 cards, all are up for grabs except the Usain Bolt and the hockey cards.
I'll be putting together some team stuff for my new fellow bloggers.