i did find one quarter box along the outside row of dealers, and took 3 dodger cards from 2017 topps gallery and corey seager's 2017 topps chrome update/mega box card with me for a buck. i began perusing the tables of wares in the middle of the gym when i walked past a table where the dealer pointed to a small, unorganized box and said "a dollar each", as if that were a good thing when one of the cards visible was a 1989 donruss kirk gibson diamond king. i was ready to be disappointed.
then i found the guy with the multiple quarter boxes. current and retired stars, sorted by name in a couple, plus three boxes of nothing but hall of famers, and another of parallels and inserts. the hall of famer boxes were legitimate (meaning that they weren't just filled with bruce sutter and barry larkin cards) with oddballs and early '80s topps and greats of the game type sets, while the insert box had just about everything aside from game used or autographs.
i dealt with other buyers crowding in and managed to pull 100 cards from these boxes. i wound up with a number of dodger cards that i needed, plus some stuff to send in future trades, and maybe a card or two to flip. here are some of the highlights:
2011 topps heritage jackie robinson story short print
this was one of the first cards i came across, and it drew me in. a jackie sp for a quarter is a good deal, even if it had been the one of him as a baby.
1980-87 sspc baseball immortals jackie robinson
1996 upper deck collector's choice mike piazza you crash the game
1994 upper deck collector's choice mike piazza checklist gold signature parallel
1994 o-pee-chee ozzie smith
1994 ted williams ty cobb
the other cobb card that i have in my memorials collection.
1994 topps gold dan pasqua
2013 panini cooperstown wade boggs color
2003 topps retired signature don sutton
2007 fleer mike cameron mini die-cut gold
there were lots of other cards that i could show and write about, but i'll do just one more.
1960 leaf duke snider