|Butter in the middle of your popcorn, sir?|
For option 2, I would love to have a card shop. At least, invest in one. I do enjoy spending time just hanging at my local shop. It's like going to a bar without the pretzels (they have the beer, even if it is shitty Coors Light). A while back, Dan from It's Like Having My Own Card Shop sent me back a mailer in thanks for a bunch of Goldschmidts and other D-Backs I sent over. Looking at Dan's "card shop", I would definitely be a customer, and maybe help open another location.
From what I see at Dan's shop, he's going to have tons of older boxes to dig through, and it will be glorious. I remember that Bell Homerun Heroes card. I believe the set was exclusive to jumbos of Upper Deck. I just remember it, and now I must build it. The Big Shots of (not related) Belle is an insert I have never heard of. I'm not quick sure the park Albert is larger than life in, but that isn't Comiskey. Plus a One Dog in a Pinnacle Museum Collection? So funky and fresh!
Dan's card shop is filled with all these sets I have never seen. I do have another Domination, but I didn't have Kip up there. But Diamond Debut and Changing Stripes? First time I have ever see those inserts. I thought I hit the jackpot with a horribly off center of Magglio, but that is the design. Yes - Ordonez is a member of the "White So". These had to be near the end of Leaf's history, cuz who would approve that thing? Other teams in the Sunday Dress set include the "d Athletic", "ork Mets", "ton Astros" and "ago Cubs".
With luck, Dan has a lot of discount boxes to dig through too, cuz stuff this cool never shows up under a dime around here. Only Contreras doesn't make a binder, as he is not a player collection. Red framed Crede and the Authentic Speed Iguchi hit the one binder and two for the Paulie. Again - Leaf, what's with the design? Thank goodness for the (mostly) crappy scan, as it helps you see the Sox logon in the arrowhead at the lower left. Trust me - in person you can't make it out. It's a black blob. I thought maybe the card was heat activated. Oh man - wouldn't that be cool?? Gavin, make that happen!
Dan, I thank you for the new additions. Let me know when you cut the ribbon for your shop.