With the bust of card shop number one and my desire to add cards still strong. I was off to the second and far as I know only other card shop in town. Now this guy knew how to treat perspective customers. As I opened the door I was met with a hello and how may I help you? The answer came quick with a "Mark Teixeira cards?" Without wasting any time he pointed me to a series of boxes directly behind me and said "Yankees right?" As I started going through cards he even came over and started to look through the box with me. Pulling a few I was happier but still not fully content with the results.
As I made my direction towards the counter proud of my card haul. In
my heart there was still something missing. The chance to think about
what it was given as the owner had another customer walk in with four
autographed baseball player photos. His claim was he was wanting to know if he got a good
deal as they were purchased at an auction. I think he was just looking to unload these things. Listening a little, they
weren't authenticated as PSA wouldn't because some guy had already did
it. PSA I guess refused to authenticate anything he had already
authenticated. Their claim according to the customer is anything he
authenticates is automatically considered a forgery. As he kept talking
he said something about the fact PSA had authenticated it at one time
but took it back.The whole thing seemed weird to me, and odds are too the card shop owner as well. Finally the guy went through each picture saying how much he bought them for before picking them up and moving on. Looking back on it, felt like I was watching storage hunters or something at a card shop wanting a price for their goods. Hoping to get an offer after the value was discovered. Only problem is the camera was missing, and the owner wasn't impressed.
By the time he finally left
I had figured what was missing. Looking at the rows of packs for sale I
saw NASCAR cards. As the owner started adding up the damages I thought
it wouldn't hurt to ask if he had any commons of NASCAR hiding
someplace. As luck would have it he had opened a few packs. Going behind
a half wall he came back with a small box of cards. While there weren't
many of the NASCAR variety. He did have great selection from mine,
and the wife's favorite driver Kyle Busch.
finally arrived to the end pulling all cards with Kyle on them I finally
got a feeling of accomplishment from this trip. Paying for the cards it
was off to Goodwill which ended up being a huge waste of time. Still
how could I complain as this was a great trip.