Sunday was quite the day for me when it comes to collecting. Starting off the morning I had the plan to go north and hit an antique show they had going on. Waking up at the appropriate time I made the journey north. While my plan was to see about adding some sort of baseball memorabilia or possibly even cards on the cheep. What I got was something I never even imagined.
Entering the building I started doing the row after row thing. On the third row sitting on a table were these little goodies right here.
At the price I couldn't say no. This had to mostly be because of the memories flowing through my head as I handed over the dollar. I remember as a kid the first time I saw these helmets in one of those quarter candy machines. We barely made trips over to the town where these machines were located so we would save, and or beg for money so we could buy a couple. The machine would torture me as all I ever wanted was the Denver Broncos helmet. Things never worked out until Sunday as that one helmet always seemed to elude my hands. My friend always seemed to get his as he was an Oakland Raiders fan. Still that Broncos helmet never showed up. That was until looking into the bag, and finding two.
While some of these are admittedly in rough shape. I couldn't turn down the chance to not only finally add that Broncos helmet. So despite their age, and what not these will be finding a home in the hobby room at some point. The daughter already has what sounds like a great idea on how to display the entire collection. Once we get it figured out another post might get made. How long it takes to find exactly what she is looking for is yet to be determined. The hunt is most of the fun anyway if you ask me.