So on Wednesday afternoon, after getting stuck on traffic and finding myself on Stockton Boulevard (the main drag through South Sacramento), I realized that I wasn't too far from a few thrift stores in the south area. So hey, thought I, maybe I'll find some goodies for my camera (as Nikon's lens compatibility goes all the way back to about the time of the birth of Greg Oden).
While I didn't find those...I did find these two not-so-keepsakes at bargain prices. First off, Thrift Town at Stockton and Lawrence provided this "gem" -- a Darius Songaila plastic bobblehead worth only $3! So I took an impromptu photo of it in its environs outside, with a blank billboard in view. And yes, there was a second Songaila bobblehead available, assuming there is any demand for this lacktion figure of a role player now cashing in millions as part of the Washington
After that was done, I headed over to the Goodwill Store at Franklin and Florin, across the street from an abandoned Albertsons and Burger King duo. Not expecting to find more cartoonish representations of bawful, I ended up finding a Bobby Jackson doll from a Subway promotion -- for those who do believe that working way too hard for mediocrity will be rewarded! Like the Songalia shot, I framed this representation of the Kings' current operating budget pretty much near where I purchased it.
Somehow, I actually paid a dollar more for that, despite the not-so-lifelike detailing! Amazing.
Labels: action figures, Bobby Jackson, Darius Songaila, fan submissions, potato suck race, Sacramento Kings, stupid toys, Suckramento