Two Fridays ago now I was in Minneapolis and found myself needing to kill some time. I had been to one card shop, then made an in-person trade with a fellow member of the trading card database. Papa Hawk Sports & Collectibles was one exit down the freeway from where I was at. So despite not having the best luck there last time, I grabbed a shake at the McDonald's drive-thru across the street and headed south one exit.
This time I had a lot better luck there. First I picked up three Red Sox I needed from 2018 Donruss.
They had 16 cards from 1977 Topps Star Wars that I still needed, all from the green and orange sub-sets. That puts me at exactly 90% complete for that set.
Speaking of which, I saw the Han Solo movie yesterday. It was so-so. I've traditionally been a huge Star Wars fan, but even I now think they are putting out too many movies. They're not as special any more.
Back to cards. By far I bought more hockey than anything else. They were all Minnesota North Stars or Dallas Stars team set needs over a 40 year timeframe. Here are just some of the favorites.
So overall, that Friday in Minneapolis was well worth getting up early and arriving with ample time for card hunting.