A community sale took place just down the road from me on Saturday morning, so I ran out for some quick hunting before I had to take my son to his soccer game. I didn’t find much, but what I did find was precious. Check this out…
At the first sale, the homeowner was just getting set up and didn’t have a lot out on the lawn yet, so I asked if she had any “boys toys” still in the garage. She didn’t think she had much, BUT she did have some Lord of the Rings figures if I was interested in seeing them. I was. I got a big plastic carrying case filled with Games Workshop wargaming miniature figures for $30. The case and the foam inserts are probably worth $30 alone. There are more than 160 figures–most of them are plastic but maybe a quarter of them are metal. I think I’ll be able to flip these for at least $80 on eBay and then sell the case in a separate auction.
At the same sale, I got these cute little guys. They’re in great shape and will certainly make an appearance in next month’s Countdown to Halloween. Of course, the best part is I got them for free with the LOTR miniatures!
At a different sale, there was a guy with a dozen long boxes of comics out on the lawn with all the comics for a dollar each–he wasn’t selling anything. He also had boxes and boxes of Magic the Gathering, Robotech, and Dr. Who trading cards. This guy was a collector, and I knew I wasn’t going to get any deals from him, but I did buy a small binder of Marvel trading cards for $20–basically what it’s worth–because it was really cool. It contains full sets of Silver Surfer prism cards and Marvel Masterpiece cards, including several chase cards.
Not a bad hour of treasure hunting–anybody else find anything good this weekend?