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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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    And the New in Package section for rare lightbulbs and AV cords.
     
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    When my brother last came out to visit, he brought a box of 2014 topps. It was great fun for about 30 minutes.


    I would have had a hard time not picking up all the baseball boxes.
     
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    I feel like these usually don't have much value (and my stores don't have them dirt cheap either). I'll pick them up if I like them myself, but unless a quick google turns up something on the artist...

    I mean, I've bought a signed and numbered Calder print off ebay for under $100, and that's for a household name artist.
     
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    Card collecting had some great rituals—buying a pack, seeing what you got, looking up values, trading.

    I was in the checkout line with three boxes but decided last minute to save the 40 bucks. Probably should have grabbed one at least for old times' sake. They were all sets I collected when I was a kid, too.
     
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    HOLY. CRAP.

    I am hoping some of this lucks lands on me tomorrow when I head out tomorrow.
     
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    Sports Cards are one place where thrifts are especially bad at pricing. They seem to price everything as if it's brand new and top of the heap. I usually will go through binders of cards if there's one there, but typically, these things contain like $2.00 worth of cards and are priced at $20. $40 for three boxes from the early 90s? I'd say that was a solid pass. You can buy boxes far cheaper than that on Ebay if you just want the joy of ripping packs open.

    I still remember the first pack I ever got... It was at an A's game against the Twins back in 1987. I bought a 'rack pack' from a vendor there for the princely sum of $1.50. I remember pulling a Jose Canseco card and thinking it was the greatest thing ever. And yes, I collected for years; in fact last year I donated all but the best cards in my collection. It's down to one small Uhaul box.
     
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    For me the entry point was the 1986 Topps traded set, purchased for $13 at a card store. Canseco, Barry Bonds, Will Clark, Bo Jackson. Good times.
     
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    And the scarf section for wool/cashmere scarves, pocket squares and Hermes wiminz scarves...
     
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    Best. Thrift. Ever...Well, for like the last month or so...


    EPIC Vintage Brooks Brothers wool pants, 31 Can anyone date them?

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    REDIC Bespoke blazer from Bahrain, anyone ever heard of them? AMAZING quality. Savile Row bespoke level. ~44 - 46
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    Orphan and really outdated....I would have passed...

    W.T.F...
     
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    Bad pass, for soooo many reasons. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]Also, NIB Super Nintendo's. playstation 1,2, final fantasy edition ps3's, GameBoy's . 90's Action figures, Anime related toys and figures, Gas powered r/c cars.vintage NBA/NHL jerseys. sports equipment, etc..
    ( i recently thrifted Final Fantasy 4,5,6,7,8 for playstation) and ff4, for super Nes) - planning to be a dad soon. [​IMG]

    in my defence, i'm built like a Gibbon. and i wasn't wearing a belt. that is where they sit fine, and my shirt was not tucked in. so it might seem to make the pants small. thanks for the compliments though, it is appreciated. -
    try not to listen to the CM threads too much, would hate to see you lose your amazing style and go bland. i like your style as is. keep rocking Eazye![​IMG]

    @runyourchain , The coat is not only the heaviest thing in my closet, but my most prized. it is a green/brown D/B, 6 button. dated 1968, and never issued.
     
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    Grenadine, or just woven? Leaning towards the latter.

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    Also, a few more pics of the RLPL and RLBL I picked up a few days ago - the sizing is weird on these - the purple label is tagged a 40R but measures more like a 42, the black label is tagged a 44R but measures more like a 40R?

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    ^ Thats a grenadine!
     
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    Oh sweet. That makes 2 in a week for me...

    Does anyone know what era that BB label dates to?
     
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    I think on ties thats 70s early 80s.
     
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    Well no Tom Ford suits but did pick up this book copyrighted 1918
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    Also picked up this Smashing Pumpkins poster from '96
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    Passing on sports cards at the thrifts is not something to worry about, the value of cards reached their pinnacle in the 90's and most thrifts have been wise to the value of sports cards since then.

    A while back I started up collecting again some stuff from my home hockey team and was surprised at how cheap stuff goes for. All that stuff we all thought was so valuable in the 90's goes for about 10% of what it used to. Even grail pieces such Wayne Gretzky's rookie that used to go for over $1000 for one in average condition can be found for about $300 on ebay. The companies flooded the market with cards back at the peak and the customers realized this and the values reflect it. They do very limited runs, jersey and equipment cards, and autograph cards to create demand now. The newest low run stuff is in demand as well as the very early stuff, but the rest is a pass.

    I did make some money off of cards though recently. In the off season I bought a lot of 6000 of my home team for less than 100 shipped. I kept all the ones I didn't have and have begun selling off the rest in smaller batches. I made the money back many times over selling locally.
     
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    Sorry, but there are very few cards from the early 90s that are worth anything, and certainly none from the sets that were mentioned. Card collecting has taken a huge hit over the past 10 years, once people started realizing that: (A) the companies mass-produced the s--t out of them, and (B) everyone was collecting them and keeping them pristine.

    The only cards from back then that are still worth anything are the rookies from HOFers, but they're still worth far less than they were back in the day.

    If I see cards in a display or something, I'll try to see if I can recognize any potential by looking to see what sets are represented. Generally though, unless you're good at spotting say, 1986 Topps Football from the side profile, you're better off sticking to menswear... There's way more gold in those racks.
     
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