Mom's Garage Sale Oddball Find From Baseball Card Bill

Many of us probably grew up and knew of an adult baseball card collector that we envied. As an adult he had an awesome collection we could only dream of. “Baseball Card Bill” lived across the street from my childhood home. Twice a year Bill would have a garage sale. His sales varied each time,Continue reading “Mom's Garage Sale Oddball Find From Baseball Card Bill”

What Were The Early Days of Ebay Like?

I’ve been collecting baseball cards since the late 1980’s, when my first packs of cards were 1988 Donruss as a six-year old. Ten years later I was buying and selling on a new thing called the Internet on an online auction site called eBay. The early days of Ebay were far different than what weContinue reading “What Were The Early Days of Ebay Like?”

Trade Bait: Another Truckload of Cards Acquired

I’m always on the lookout for cheap bulk deals. Craigslist, Facebook, Twitter, Blowout Cards Forums, you name it. Several months ago on the Blowout Forums there was a poster who had in his signature: “selling 250,000 cards for $150 in DeKalb, Illinois – pickup only.” DeKalb is a mere two hours from me, and immediatelyContinue reading “Trade Bait: Another Truckload of Cards Acquired”

One Million Cubs Project Weekend Update

It’s been a whirlwind week, including the highest of highs and lowest of lows. The lowest of lows is partly the reason I am behind this week. My father-in-law passed away Wednesday night after battling cancer. It went very quick, as he had been diagnosed just three weeks prior. His mother passed away just fiveContinue reading “One Million Cubs Project Weekend Update”

1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folders Mailday

Wednesday welcomed in another vintage Mailday. Four pre-war cards arrived from the same eBay seller I purchased my “white whale,” recently (more on that later). The initial sale was the result of eBay’s 15% off purchases above $50. Over the weekend, eBay tossed up an 8% eBay bucks campaign, so I utilized that deal toContinue reading “1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folders Mailday”

Huge Trade Nets Nearly 4,000 Cubs Cards

My second large flat rate box of Cubs came on Saturday from Rick in Dover, NH. This trade brought in 3,634 Cubs cards. In return, I’ll be sending Patriots, Red Sox, and a Tim Wallach lot. There was plenty of Ryno inside…to the tune of 315 Ryne Sandberg cards in all. And there were plentyContinue reading “Huge Trade Nets Nearly 4,000 Cubs Cards”

Surprise Box Brings Dozens of New Cubs

Lee recently reached out and said he wanted to send a box of Cubs my way. Did he ever! Upon opening the box I was impressed with some top loaders right off the bat. And there were plenty of other Cubs goodies inside. Kellogg’s released some 3-D Superstars sets in the late 70’s and earlyContinue reading “Surprise Box Brings Dozens of New Cubs”

Two Tobacco Cards Added From Possibly the World's Most Complete Cubs Collection

Back in October I was sent a link to a news story about a Cubs collection. I wasn’t expecting to blow me away. It did. The article wrote about a card shop in Rockford, Illinois (only 90 minutes from where I live) purchasing a large collection believed to be the largest Cubs baseball card collection.Continue reading “Two Tobacco Cards Added From Possibly the World's Most Complete Cubs Collection”

Saving Money Online Selling & Trading Sports Cards

Since I began collecting baseball and football cards as a kid in the late 1980’s I’ve been trading and selling them. There’s a common misconception that floats throughout the hobby that people selling their cards are shysters and are only in it for the money. False…for the most part. While there are people out thereContinue reading “Saving Money Online Selling & Trading Sports Cards”