I added a couple more autographs to some of my joshi puroresu trading card PC's recently, ordering from the webstore of a guy who seems to specialize in Japanese wrestling memorabilia. Unfortunately, he seems to be getting ready to downsize his store's inventory in the near future. There are still a couple items he has that I 'need,' so I will have to look into making that happen before I get cut off.
This first one goes into my Command Bolshoi collection. I am not 100% sure, but I think this alternate mask and uniform is what she wears when she wrestles in the Daijo (OSAKA Woman's Pro Wrestling) promotion as opposed to her usual home as the president of JWP Joshi Puroresu. Either way, this is a Bolshoi card I didn't have and I was excited to land it for my collection. It comes from the 2014 BBM True Heart Women's Pro Wrestling set and is serially-numbered # 53 / 90.
Another JWP wrestler I have a PC for is Rabbit Miu. I don't have as many of her cards, and sometimes her name is hard to search for online. On the JWP Facebook page it often gets translated into 'beautiful rodent.' In spite of those difficulties, I was able to get this card from the 2013 BBM True Heart set. It is numbered # 069 / 100.
Here in Ohio I have continued my quest to find neat hobby places to visit. Yesterday after class I stopped in at All-American Trading Cards, which I'd seen on the way to class one day. It was a disappointing mess. The three guys in the store were not interested in having a customer there, there was a motorcycle parked in the middle of a haphazard pile of hobby supplies and cards, and there were stacks and stacks of early- to mid-90's wax and sets everywhere, piled in no particular order all over the floor and tables. The stuff in the display cases looked like it had been sitting in the sun for about 25 years, and I guess a lot of it probably has been there that long. There were a few boxes of recent releases on the shelves behind the displays, but there were no prices anywhere and by the way the guys in the shop were acting it seemed like I was an invader in a private clubhouse more than a customer in a store, so I left.
Tonight while I was grabbing some dinner I saw a shop called The Game Haven. I went in and found that they had most of the same stuff you'd expect to find in a gaming store. I saw a few comic books I would like to get and some promising Lord of the Rings miniatures from Games Workshop in the clearance bin, but I was in a hurry to get home with my food and didn't purchase anything on this visit. I'll probably go back later, though.
Tomorrow I plan to visit a collectibles store called Maverick's. It isn't too far away, and I think they might have Allen & Ginter in stock.