We’ve heard of all kinds of ways to unload those late 80s/early 90s baseball cards that generally aren’t worth anything other than memories. We’ve even suggested a few from time-to-time. Apparently, there’s another.
It’s a novel concept initiated by a mystery shopper (no, not a “mystery shopper”, just a person who hasn’t yet been identified). Bring them to a grocery store and leave them sitting around.
While we’re not recommending that as a way to clear those 5,000 count monster boxes out of your closet, someone has taken to leaving a few spread around a Wegman’s Supermarket in Rochester, NY.
A Brady Anderson here. A Paul Zuvella there. Wade Boggs. Tony Gwynn. We’re sure there’s a Juan Gonzalez or two.
Believe it or not, the store and fellow shoppers don’t seem to see it as a bad thing. In fact, WHAM-TV actually came out to do a story on the Johnny Appleseed of Junk Wax, talking to employees and other shoppers.
You can watch the story below (if you can’t see it, click here). While the value quote on that Dale Murphy card is just a bit off (even if it were the reverse negative), it’s still just weird enough to be worth watching.