For the past few days I have been going to Target after class to see if their stocker has put out NASCAR Prizm cards yet. Today we had an exam and after exams people are burnt out, so we just get the rest of the day off because the instructors don't want to waste their time talking to 30 glazed-over students. So I took my exam (I got 100! That gave me enough points to pass the course, but I still have to stay for Week 4 anyway!) and when I got back to the hotel after checking again at Target I didn't want to hang out in my room because the housekeeping folks had all the bedding off my bed and they needed to be in the room doing their stuff. To stay out of their hair I went across the street to the Air Force Museum and ate lunch in the Memorial Park there.
While I was there I was also trying to decide if it was worth driving somewhere like Cincinnati just to look for these cards. My internet searches brought up another card shop here in the Dayton area, TCI Sports Fan. It was just a couple of miles away, and I thought it would be worth checking it out. The shopping center they are located in has seen better days, but upon entering the shop I saw that they had all the things I like. I wish this place was my local card shop. They have NASCAR die-cast, NASCAR cards, UFC cards, WWE cards, sports cards of all types and eras, and everything is clearly marked with a price. Some of the more expensive boxes are opened so you can buy them by the pack. The people running the store were friendly without being pushy. The aisles were big enough to move around in. I just wish I'd found this place earlier in my trip, although my travel budget might not agree with that sentiment.
I milled around for a while and browsed a whole lot of things I wanted to buy, but the thing I really wanted at that moment was some Panini Prizm NASCAR. They had one box on the shelf and I purchased it. If you're ever in the Dayton area, I recommend checking them out. They are the best card store I've found so far. I'd say Bookery Fantasy is the best comic shop I've found, and Maverick's is the best variety comic/card place I've located.
I guess at some point I will do a box break post for this Prizm stuff I purchased.