My last card purchase in the Alamo City

As i’ve mentioned in previous posts, I spent last week and a part of this week moving my mom from San Antonio to her new home in Portland.  She is making this move to be closer to her only son and first grandson…and it’s a pretty big move for her.  We moved to San Antonio in 1979 and remained there for most of our lives.  Both of my parents worked for the Air Force and if you are a military person, you are aware that San Antonio is a large hub for military families to work and retire.  But my mom has decided to retire in Portland and we are very happy to have her here.

So when I was in San Antonio, one of my goals in a short window of time, was to find Sports Cards Plus and pick up some cardboard for the road.  When I left town, I had not visited this shop but had heard great things about it from random postings on line as well as Panini’s blog.  Finding this shop for me was tough as San Antonio has grown 1,000x larger than when I left 10 years ago…so getting around was quite a task.  I felt like a lost tourist looking Pee-Wee’s bike in the Alamo basement.  After 45 minutes of driving and sitting in traffic i find my destination and walk in…My first impressions about the store were pretty high.  It was everything I believe a card shop should be.  Lots of cards laying around and boxes filled with commons organized for set builders.  Opened and unopened boxes of high end cards for those that want to buy an expensive pack or a really expensive box.  Lots of great stuff on display…and I loved everything about the shop.  I wish i could have gone here when I lived in San Antonio.

My time was limited in the shop, so i just poked around for a few minutes and was able to find some Redskins cards to fill my PC…and boy were they gems!

01 RS Tony Banks

and this one…

01 FE Michael Westbrook

and this guy…

08 MU Devin Thomas

I was able to find a nice Stephen Davis card…wish they had a second one so I could add it to the Redskins PC and my Stephen Davis PC.

01 FE Stephen Davis

I also picked up a couple packs of the new Archives football just for fun and pulled a sweet base card of RG3.

13 TA Robert Griffin III

 

4 responses to “My last card purchase in the Alamo City

  1. A. Glad to hear your mom will be close to you and your son.

    B. I wish there were card shops like that in my area.

    C. Whenever I see a UD Masterpieces card, it reminds me how much I miss UD’s presence in the NFL market.

    D. Luckily Topps has several products I love… like Archives. Great RG3 card.

    • Thanks!

      The card shop was really cool. We don’t have anything like that here in Portland either. There is a shop in Gresham that has a ton if stuff, but it’s way out of control and unorganized. The thing I really miss though is the flea markets, it sounds like you guys have a couple really nice ones.

      The archives cards are growing on me.

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