They offered an opportunity to take some swings off a pitching machine along the concourse. I believe these are the same cages the players take swings in.
Scotty's Brewhouse in Fort Wayne.
Okay, on to the cards! I hit two card shops on the way back to P-town. You know, a guy has to get out and stretch his legs every once in a while. Right?
The first one was in northwest Indianapolis and was brand new to me. There were quite a few people in their busting boxes at a table and the trash can was over flowing with wrappers. They had CNN on and were discussing politics while ripping cards. It was a cool experience. The card shop had a nice selection of marked down vintage, dime boxes and plenty of packs to purchase. Here's a sampling of what I came away with:
The vintage is for me, but the others came out of the dime box and may find their way into a PWE before too long.
The second store was one I had been to before, but moved to a new address in Normal, IL. Yes, there's a place called Normal. I can't show much from this store because I'd like the rest of it to surprise some of my blogging brethren.
I was a little disappointed in that I arrived right after some one had bought out their dime box. The owner is a box/case buster and typically throws all base cards from products like Bowman's Best, Topps Finest and Stadium Club into the dime box. I thought I might have timed it right and would be able to come away with some Stadium Club singles for cheap, but I just mistimed it. Bummer.
So, that wraps up my mini baseball trip. Two ballparks, a blogger, two card shops and one heckuva a burger. Thanks for stopping by!