I love antiquing, but these aren’t antiques

I visited one of our local antique malls Thursday night, and I went straight to the baseball card booth. I’ve shopped here on several occasions and have scored some very nice items, both for myself and for friends. Of course, my focus is Reds cards, but I don’t limit myself if I see something that I really like, even if it doesn’t quite fit into my collection.


Generally speaking, I don’t collect minor league cards. More accurately, I don’t seek them out. But when an opportunity arises to grab an early Jay Bruce card at a low price, I’m on it. There were 11 cards in this pack of 2007 Choice Dayton Dragons cards; there were 33 total cards issued in 2007. I’m assuming these were a stadium giveaway in three waves, but I don’t know for sure.

Bruce back

The pack also included Drew Stubbs, Chris Heisey, and several other players I don’t remember at all. The Dragons’ mascot also had a card in the set, and I love mascots.


I’ve added these cards to my 2007 checklist, and wouldn’t hate it if I stumbled across the final 22 cards in the set for the right price. But I’m not holding my breath, and I’m not seeking them out.

About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on May 19, 2019, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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