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A most unlikely find and an unbelievable price

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    I still don't believe what I came across recently. I was at a small, out of the way dirt track here in the Midwest for their weekly show. After buying a ticket for a lone Jackson I spotted a small stand run by an older gentleman selling cars and flags, among other things run. He had for sale some die cast sprint cars, a couple of 1/18 Minichamps and a version of the 1969 STP winning Hawk.

    I stopped to browse briefly and assumed the Hawk was the Replicarz resin version, which I already had. Upon further examination, I discovered it was actually an ERTL die cast that originally came through (I think) Franklin Mint. It had the original stand but no box. It also had a exceptionally low price tag that caused me to snap the car up right away.

    I walked away with the die cast model of my favorite Indy winner for yet another LONE JACKSON. That's right, for the cost of a race ticket I'm the proud owner of a ERTL Mario Andretti STP 1969 Indy winner, a car I've wanted for years but hard to find and even harder to cough up what some want for it.

    I guess it was my lucky day!!!
    "For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's future, and we are all mortal".

    John Kennedy at American University 1963

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  • #2
    That's awesome! I literally have dreams like that. Cool find!
    I ride tandem/with the random/Things don't run the way I planned them.
    Peter Gabriel, "Humdrum"


    • #3
      Wow!! Score!! That was a great find!


      • #4
        I found a 1970's era Hungness Indy 500 yearbook at a "last chance before the landfill" Goodwill Outlet. Got it for a quarter.

        I was dropping stuff off at another Goodwill and the guy in front of me set down a box of books with 78-79 Autocourse Yearbook sitting on top. I asked if he would mind if I took it. He said go for it. Got that one for free.


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