Recently I've been traveling to New York City quite a bit for work, at least a couple of days a week for about the past two to three months. I really love the city, always have since my very first trip there as an 11-year-old to see the Red Sox and Yankees play at the old Yankee Stadium. Anyway, I'm not sure what took me so long to think of this, but on the train ride out for a recent trip I decided to see if there were any baseball card shops in Manhattan to visit when I found some free time. To my surprise, there's a shop, Chameleon Comics and Cards, just a few blocks from where I'm working.
I stopped by a week or so ago, and found that while the shop is largely focused on comic books, they did have a small area by the door dedicated to sports cards. There were some reasonably priced wax boxes and packs, but what I was most interested in were the two glass display cases. Multiple shelves full of vintage (graded and ungraded), autographs, rookie cards and hits. For such a small area they really had some stuff that was right in my collecting wheelhouse. I could have easily dropped a few hundred dollars, but I exercised some restraint and picked up just a single card:
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