Speaking as the Chowhound and taco fiend who worried that Los Comales "would pander to the gringo masses drawn in by the surrounding box stores", I want to thank you for this article. You couldn't be more accurate in your description of this gem of a restaurant. More specifically, the al pastor tacos are, indeed, deserving of the high praise. Viva Los Comales #2!
Clearly Umsteadr is in fact Mrs. Chamberlain herself. There is a pattern of this individual taking what are clearly first world problems and escalating them to levels of ridiculous crisis. She has ongoing issues with all of her neighbors, and checking the local records will show that she calls the local sheriff on an almost weekly basis, sometimes for ridiculous external reasons, others for unknown problems that exist within her own household. The bottom line is that Grove Park is a peaceable, friendly neighborhood, extremely cosmopolitan. Mrs. Chamberlain seems to however see it as some Marxist dictatorship. The level of interest in her various issues in the community at large are next to zero. I suggest that the individual concerned seek professional counseling.
This is a good story. I too have cards from the 90's. I would buy the boxes in hopes that 30 years later they would be worth 3X or more what I paid for them. Even though I know I wont be able to sell them at their present condition (mint) due to the value of the cards these days. I at least know they are worth something to me. They represent a chapter in my life.
Also this is for Sara Mertz, I am so sorry for your loss. As for the cards you are buying on ebay, don't think of them as junk. They represent a connection between you and your son. He would be happy that you are doing this in his honor. I think your husband knows why you are buying the cards. Your mailman should he happy , you are paying his salary 44 cents a stamp (lol). Within the past year I started collecting autographs through the mail. Since then I have over 100 autographs. I would send the baseball/football/basketball cards to the players homes, they would sign them and return them back to me. My wife thinks its waste of time and money. I tell her it raises the value of the cards and it gives me something to pass down to my son when he gets older.
PZ as for your cards they range from a few dollars to $100+ if you have a Joe Montana 1981 topps rookie card mint.
If anyone wants to learn how to start doing autographs through the mail let me know. I will give you the info you need to start.
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