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I was at a nearby thrift/resale shop yesterday, when I spied a couple card binders on a shelf across from the Sega Genesis games. Hoping the owner didn't know much about Magic, I opened them up...and discovered the two binders were full of Fallen Empires, Ice Age, and Homelands cards. While the cards were all in near-mint condition, and there were obviously a high percentage of the sets there, nothing from those sets is worth half a lick, so my heart sank a bit.
I scoured the nearby shelves for more binders, and found a third binder. Hoping for...well, anything else, I opened it and found it was full of Visions cards! Going through the pages, I noted it was only four or five cards short of a complete set, and there were multiples of a large number of the rares and all the commons/uncommons. I didn't see a price for anything on the three binders, but I figured I'd pick this up because 1) Visions one of my all-time favorite sets and 2) there were two Vampiric Tutors ($10 rare) *and* two Natural Orders ($25 rare).
Still looking for more Magic-y goodness, I eventually spied a fourth binder on the shelf. This one had the price for everything listed on it (50 cents each or $15/binder...score!), and I discovered something quite unexpected when I opened it...Italian Legends! I'm not sure I've ever seen more than two cards from the set, let alone a binder full of it! There weren't quite as many cards as the Visions binder, and if there were any valuable rares in this one, they'd already been pulled, but I still spotted five Chain Lightning (a $9 common) and four Karakas (a $25 uncommon) in there, so I quickly checked for anything else on the shelves (which there wasn't), paid at the counter, and skipped out of the store with an extra spring in my step.
Dollar Diggins, $30, and one shop owner who admitted he didn't know the first thing about Magic
A friend asked me to pick up some Yahtzee components for him yesterday, so when I was out thrifting today I got two copies -- one in the shrink for $1 at a garage sale, and one that is opened (but looks complete) from GW for $0.75.
Was pleased with the other Powerpuff game that I found last week, so when I saw this one by the same designer, I picked it up. Looks in good condition, and while I made sure the player pieces are all there, I haven't yet counted the tiles or cards.
Picked this and Yahtzee up today at a Goodwill for ~$2 each.
TMNT seems to be missing two yellow tiles, two red tiles, a health token for Raphael and possibly a subway tile (The contents list says there should be three but I'm having trouble spotting the third subway entrance), other than that it appears to be complete and in good condition.
Finally, a copy of Perudo at the Marshfield GW, $3.99. This will go to my parents' house for a copy to keep there when we go to visit.
And after that, we went to that Marshfield Zoo/Park and looked at the animals. Nice little Zoo y'all have there. Loved the Prairie Dogs, but couldn't help wondering if the electric fence actually kept them in.