Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Mother-In-Law Strikes Again!

It's that time of year again, the time when my mother-in-law keeps an eye out at yard sales, tag sales, auctions and consignment shops for card items for me.

So far she has already snagged a couple items at a recent consignment shop.

Up first this Ken Griffey Jr plaque. She saw it the first time she was in the shop but wasn't sure if I would like it or not so she gave me a call.

"Hey, I see this card plaque in this shop, do you want it?"
"Who is it?"
"It's a guy that plays for Seattle."
I knew pretty much immediately who it was, "Ken Griffey Jr?"
"That's my favorite player in baseball all-time. I would absolutely want that."
"It's yours."

And here it is. Even better than I expected it. The Kid Dynamite really brings out the plaque even though at first I thought it was a card and realization hit that it's a piece of paper but that's okay. The card on it however is from 1996 Pinnacle, one I already have, but it blends well on the plaque here.

The second item in the shop she found was this 1992 Upper Deck baseball complete set. Not a lot in the set to be excited about, I have the Griffeys, but it does have the Manny Ramirez rookie so that works for me. Just hoping she didn't overpay for it.

Well, here's the first of at least a few I assume she will pick up for me when/if she finds more stuff. Not a bad way to kick off the spring sale season find especially with that Griffey plaque.

I will post as I get them in which isn't as often as it used to be, but hopefully this year will be different.


  1. I'm not usually a big fan of the 90's "cards on plaques" craze, but that Griffey plaque sure is attractive! The overall color scheme seems to work really well.

    1. I am not usually either but I do hold onto them for some reason or another. I liked them more in the 90s but this one was sharp so I didn't mind adding it

  2. Nice plaque! Are you gonna hang it up?

    1. Thanks Gavin! Right now probably not. I moved some rooms around in my house and my card room has been downsized big time. Not much wall space. So for now it will reside in a tote like my others. I try not to add items like this because of my space but sometimes they just fall in the lap and you can't turn them down

  3. It doesn't get much more 90s than that !