Thursday, March 23, 2017

Random Thoughts

Has anybody had any luck selling cards on a garage sale? Garage sales are big here. Entire neighborhoods will have them on the same weekend. Our neighborhood has one annually and it's the largest one in town. I've thought about setting up a table or two with cards for sale. But it would be a lot of work organizing, moving, and pricing them all. I'm just not sure if it would be worth it. 

I estimate I have somewhere between 200,000 and 300,000 cards. About three-fourths of them are baseball, and about half of them are doubles. I don't want all these doubles taking up all this room. If you're hunting for anything between 1979 and 1993, team sets, partial team sets, singles, or whatnot, let me know and I'll see what I can send your way. They're mostly Topps, but there's a fair amount of others as well. I haven't gotten to know many of you yet, otherwise I'd just start sending things off your want lists. 

Has anybody had luck selling cards on ebay? It seems like a great idea, but most cards go for really cheap. After shipping and fees, I can't imagine getting enough to make the listing, packaging, and mailing worth it. 

And finally, here are a couple more of the Dallas Stars team sets I'm putting together with purchases from Triple Play and ebay. 

They are from 1993-94 and 1994-95, mostly Topps Premier and Upper Deck. 


  1. I've purchased from yard sales but I would say it's not really worth it. You will spend more time trying to keep them from blowing away in the wind. I would suggest COMC, because unlike a yard sale you know people who are looking are card collectors. There is a local car show here that has a coin/card dealer set up and he does really well. Because he's the only dealer there with that material people​look for him, and he's inside the building so no worries about wind or rain.

    1. Thanks, Billy. I will look into COMC.