My wife and I traveled to Madison, Wisconsin, to spend the Labor Day weekend with her newly married cousin. They had recently just moved to a new neighborhood and it was the weekend of their annual block party. People from Wisconsin known how to party!
They blocked off the street, brought games like ladder golf, bags, and table tennis. Everyone set up their own card table in the middle of the street to make one loooong dinner table for the pot luck. There was a movie playing once the sun set. After the kids went to bed the adults stayed out, cranked up the music, and turned the street into a dance party. The music was actually pretty good... lots of tunes from the last 25 years and a nice mix of genres. We went to bed "early" and I got up around 2am to go to the bathroom. That's when I looked out the window to see about six people cleaning up.
Before we ventured out to the block party I snuck away to a local card shop attached to the Westgate Mall, known as the Baseball Card Shoppe. I was the only patron in the shop and I talked with a relative of the owner a bit. He was a nice guy and he gave me a quick tour of the place. There was plenty to look at, but what I was impressed with the most was all of the unopened boxes of wax within the store. Many were discounted and some of them dated back to the early 1980s. None were discounted enough for me to pull the trigger, but they were very competitive to Ebay listings, as I checked the app on my phone as I browsed the inventory.
I did make a few purchases, which I thought I would show off.
On to the good stuff!
I paid about half the price of a blaster for the next item, and I'm kicking myself for not buying the other Cubs the shop had.
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the weekend!