Friday, August 29, 2014

How to Properly Open a Can of 1997 Pinnacle Inside

Over a year ago I was at my LCS and I bought a can of 1997 Pinnacle Inside out of a junk box for a dollar. I've been waiting until the right night to open it up, because I wanted to do it the right way. Enjoy.

That Mussina Diamond die-cut parallel clocks in at 1:63 cans. Pretty good hit, hopefully I can flip it to a die-hard Mike Mussina collector.

Also, the soup was good.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Garage Sale Finds

Back over Memorial Day weekend (yeah, sad, I know) I was up in Minnesota. One morning my sister-in-law, who is an expert at these sort of things, invited us to come along rummaging with her. Let's take a look at what I got.

The very first place we stopped was a garage owned by some real professionals. You could tell that putting out their wares was an every-weekend sort of deal, and that the garage was basically a permanent junk store. There were shelves upon shelves of VHS tapes, and I decided to hone in on the action genre. There's just something about an '80s or early '90s action movie on VHS that gets lost in the translation to another format. The price was right, too, as all tapes were only a quarter apiece. I spent $1.00 total on these movies:

1. Cobra
Never seen it, but looking forward to it. I was never really a big Stallone guy, but I hear this delivers.

2. New Jack City
Urban crime was never really my genre, either. I'm sure I'm making someone very jealous that I get to watch this for the first time.

3. Above the Rim
Ditto. In the interest of full disclosure, I've never seen Juice either.

4. Kickboxer
Now this one I have seen. That Tung Pao is a bad emmer offer.

A few houses later, we happened upon another perma-store garage, this one cleaner and better organized that the one previous. Apparently you pay for the reassurance that you're not going to catch a disease by thumbing through stacks of vinyl, so their tapes were priced at a buck each. I talked the lady down to 50 cents for each of these.

5. Kickboxer 2
Fuck yeah, that domestic violence dude from Step By Step! It feels good to be able to pair the original with its sequel.

6. Delta Force 2
I'm not real big on Chuck Norris movies, so this would be new to me, too. The lady selling them declared, "Ooh, I just love that Chuck Norris." Seal of Fucking Approval.

Finally, the last thing I'll share here was something I got back at the first garage with the quarter VHS tapes. I'm sure everyone has a holy grail of their own personal rummage sale search, and this one was one of mine.

Crossfire (Complete, No Box)

I only think I would have been more psyched if I had found a MIB Fireball Island, but this is pretty good. Crossfire is a stupid, pointless, draining, boring game, but its commercial from its heyday makes it seem totally awesome. The current resale market is pretty hot for this game, even for sets lacking the original box. When I finally get around to selling it, I'm hoping to see a sale price in the $35-$40 range.

Price paid: $3.00