Monday, March 4, 2013

Downsizing Some Cards

As I mentioned in a post the other day, I have recently moved. The space I have for my cards hasn't decreased but I would rather say that it has shifted, and I'm attempting to decrease the sheer volume of cards that I own.

So in an effort to do that, I'm attempting to sell some of my cards, a lot of approximately 20,000 cards from the late 1980s through early '90s. I know that a majority of these are from the junk wax era, but I'm sure that someone out there could use them.

I placed an ad for them on Craiglist last week and I have not received any interest yet. I'm hoping that someone out there will reach out to me. I'm not really sure if the price is too high, but $100 for that many cards surely could yield a profit for someone who is willing to go through them. I don't really have the time or motivation to sort through all of them but as you can see, some of the cards are already broken out by set.

If you, or anyone you might know in the Baltimore area, are interested in taking these off of my hands, please let me know. Many of the cards are unsorted, but I doubt there is anything too earth shattering in there.

And if you don't want them, does anyone have any suggestions about what to do with them? Thanks for any help!


Paul Hadsall said...

You might have to lower the price - it looks like it's all late 80s & 90s stuff, and there's just not a lot of demand for that.

If Craigslist doesn't work out, you're probably going to have to recycle the cards or try to find some place to donate them.

Play at the Plate said...

If all else fails you could dontate them to a children's hospital. I did that with 30,000 cards back in 1994 and got a good tax break for it. My accountant ssaid I could claim Beckett value for commons and it worked out good.

Dion's IP Autos only said...

I might be interested in all of them but not for $100, always looking for lots of cards to get signed. Trade maybe? let me know what your think also to ship them would be $$, probably more to ship them then there worth lol Thanks, Dion send me an email and we can discuss

Orioles Magic said...

Paul- Good point, I guess I was just trying to justify the low price per card, but I brought the price down to $50 obo.

PATP-Good call, I'm in favor of doing something like that too. Will see if anyone reaches out to me.

Dion- emailing you...