By The Free Dictionary‘s definition, an antique is “an object having special value because of its age, especially a domestic item or piece of furniture or handicraft esteemed for its artistry, beauty, or period of origin”, but apparently, the antique stores in Old Town Fredericksburg have a much different interpretation.
Today, while we were supposed to be working on our summer assignments, Meghan and I trekked downtown for a day of shopping. Because there’s nothing better than weaving in and out of antique stores while dealing with tourists and freshman moving into Mary Washington in 90+ degree weather. Anyway, we spent a good two hours going in and out of our usual stores, when we decided to hit up one last antique store before heading to lunch. After twenty minutes of my usual record-rifling and coming up empty, the two of us just began to wander, even though we’ve been through the store’s contents a zillion times before…and tha’ts when we saw them.
Well, sort of.
I absentmindedly flipped through some sports trading cards, when BAM! The thing tried to blind me with a Crosby/Malkin combination set. After recovering, I went to the beginning, and, to my surprise, spotted an Ovie one, which led to several more.
Now, can anyone please tell me how hockey cards of Alexander Ovechkin from the 2008-2009 season can be considered an antique? Sure, Fredericksburg antique shops have a unique definition of the term (Meghan once bought a Power Rangers pin at one, but at least that’s the ninties), but c’mon, that was like two months ago!
But, of course, no complaints here. I bought a double-Ovie combination, and am quite pleased. A successful day in my book, indeed.