So one of the things I told myself was that I was going to cut out on buying new cards until things righted themselves financially. That plan lasted exactly 11 days. The good news is that instead of dropping $150 at Dave and Adams, or even $40 at the local shop, I managed to limit my spending to a cool $5.00.
For that sawbuck I picked up 24 new cards, twenty of which were needed in my quest to complete the 2008 Allen & Ginter set. For 10 cents a card I put a series dent into the cards needed section (see the rest here). I even managed to pick up 4 short prints that I needed.
The other four cards were:
Brad Bergerson 2005 Bowman First Year. The advanced scout for the oncoming pitching army in the O's organization. The young right hander is 1-0 in four starts for the O's this season.
Nick Markakis 2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History. It was the only Markakis card I saw the whole day so I felt obliged to pick it up.
2002 Topps Tribute Jim Palmer and Frank Robinson. Hey I like shiny cards. Especially shiny cards that remind me of the glory days of the Baltmore organization (even if I wasn't around for those days).
So there you go. A couple of hours spent sorting through 5000 count boxes and I'm a happy camper.