Friday, September 30, 2016
A rural town grocery store stop makes for a $uper night...
I have said it before, but I am very much in the "random find' group of collectors. I like the looks of a lot of Super Treasure Hunts, but what is most fun about them is the idea of randomly coming across a Super during my regular routine.
I have no problem with the overnight pallet raiders. Anyone willing to spend their nights hitting multiple Walmarts, knowing that the majority of visits will be fruitless, deserves a bounty every once in awhile. For me, I like the stories around the unexpected find, coupled with the excitement around finding the $uper.
That happened last night. I am in Moab for some meetings, and after dinner with a couple of good friends, I decided to hit the local grocery store, City Market, on the way home. It was close to 11 at night, and the store was essentially empty. City Market is a Kroger chain, and I had seen dump bins in the seasonal section before, so I headed over.
I found two bins, with that fresh look that only a collector can recognize. Cards crisp, lined up 3-by-3 like they were dumped from a case. I decided to flip on my Facebook Live feed, and the video will tell the rest.
My first multiple Super find in a very long time, and they were essentially right next to each other. After stopping the video, I did find another standard Batmobile as well as another Regular Treasure Hunt. And just under all the J Case cards there were some pretty mangled old cards.
I my guess is three cases were dumped, and each case only had one Batmobile, whether a Super or not. I think I did well. My tally for 2016 so far? A Dodge Daytona at a small town Walmart, an Acura NSX at a small town Dollar Tree, a BMW at a small town Walmart, a Ford GT at a small town Walmart, and these Batmobiles at a small town City Market. Sense a pattern?
I LOVE the random find...