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Did Anybody Care About 2020 Bowman Heritage?

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Life's been a wee bit too lifey lately, so I haven't had the time to finish any of the 7 stories I've started in the last two months. This one seemed to be the quickest to finish, and it was only started in late August. It'll be a more straightforward review than I usually do, I'm not even going to Whatever it. That would have involved a lot more scanning and three more weeks I don't feel like burning. 2020 Bowman Heritage I first read about 2020 Bowman Heritage last Winter. With 1992 Bowman ranking high in significance to my collecting history, I was very interested in a 2021 tribute. (I'm still planning on a grand 1992 Bowman Whatever someday. Started it over 4 years ago now...) However, 2020 Bowman Heritage would be an online only release, with a strict limit of 3 boxes per order. Some other Topps rules and clubs and stuff I don't care about were involved, but I figured that finding this product on the secondary market could be fairly elusive.  Back i

Abandoned Retail - Sears - St. Paul, MN

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This way to Sears! Oh yeah, that's right...  The St. Paul, MN, Sears department store closed their historic Rice Street location, at 6 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2019. Well, 6 p.m. was the plan, but the store actually closed at noon that day.  When it closed, that left only two remaining Sears locations in Minnesota (and zero Kmarts). The last two Sears locations were at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka, and the Mall of America. Which shouldn't be allowed to exist. Both of those Sears stores would close by the end of March, 2019.  But for now, I'm only concerning myself with the former Sears store at 425 Rice St., in St. Paul, MN. Built by architect Victor Gruen (reputed as the "father of the American shopping mall"), and opened in 1963, the St. Paul Sears was known for its modernist design, which looks very dated today. It also looks very similar to the still standing and still vacant Sears store at the Brookdale Mall . Which I wrote about several years ago, and it