More for the “random finds” argument.
I have said enough times that I much prefer the random find when it comes to finding Super Treasure Hunts. But taking it further, the more random, the more unexpected, the better.
That goes for places you don’t expect to find one, or times you don’t expect to find, or even Supers themselves that you don’t expect to find.
All of those scenarios apply to the ridiculous find of Lamley Reader Rick Miyasaki this last weekend. Strange time, definitely strange place, and of all the Supers, the 2014 Datsun 510 Wagon – a mere 21 months after it was released.
Rick was in the small town of Logan, Utah last Saturday when he came across a sidewalk sale at a local independent bookstore. I will let him continue:
The Book Table is primarily a book store that also sells instruments, scrapbook supplies and educational toys. The store has been around forever, since 1933 I think. I noticed all of the toys were moved downstairs for the sidewalk sale that Logan downtown frequently has along with a bike race or summer fest. They had one small rotating rack of Hot Wheels amongst all the plastic animals and magic kits. Right there in plain view was the Bluebird Super. All of the HW were old and I’m sure it sat there for a year or two.
I’d say the number one reason anyone would go to the book table is to rent an instrument or buy sheet music. I’ve been having really good luck finding Supers in random old stores lately (found a Ferrari 599 super at Kings in Tremonton recently) so I just checked it out having no idea they sold HW.
Insane. How excited would you be? It is always fun to find a Super, but a Datsun Super, 2 years late, at a book store?
That is what makes Supers fun. Now, is there another dusty 510 Super out there? Rick will tell you yes. So go find it…
(Thanks Rick for sharing.)