This blog is about sports cards. I tend to only purchase cheap items so don't come hear expecting to see big money cards. My teams collections are Chicago White Sox and Michigan Wolverines. I also have a bunch of player collections.

Monday, April 18, 2011

What to do? Give them away!!!

I read a post that I think started over at “A Cardboard Problem”. I sat and read the comments and read a few other blogs who posted their own posts about the subject. What do you do with all the cards you don’t collect?

Before I go into what I have decided about the problem, let me give you a little history about what I do to begin with. I buy cards and turn around and sell them. I know, doesn’t sound like much, or sound like I’m a collector. I just love to open packs or boxes. I love the thrill on what I’m going to get next. I love looking at the cards themselves. But it costs money to collect. I have very little money. I also love to sell on ebay. I love to watch people bidding on my cards. It’s really great when I have a good card on there but I don’t very often. So I buy packs and list what cards I think I can sell. Ebay now allows 100 free listings if they start under $1.00 every month. So I take advantage of those, because it’s free, which is right up my alley. I basically lists numbered, memorabilia (jersey, bat, ect) and autographed cards with a few rookies thrown in. For those of you who open packs, you know you don’t really get that many of the above mentioned cards often. I used to hold the “other” cards and when I get so many, list them in a team lot. What I’ve found out is, not many team lots actually sell. And it’s a pain because I try to list all the cards in the lot because I’m not one to trick people into buying junk cards like some do and that becomes a lot of work.

Before I tell you what I’ve decided to do with the “other” cards, let me say, I’ve really gotten into reading a bunch of card blogs. I currently have 30 blogs bookmarked that I check daily and I seem to be adding more every few days. I love hearing everybody talk about their finds, or about their trades, or pack pulls. I love reading about their love of their teams and that teams players. I love to hear everybody talk about their love of cards. It’s nice to see excitement over what are typically basic cards and not bragging about the 3 color jersey patch 1/1 autographed solid gold card that most people will never own. It’s nice once and awhile, because it is exciting, but not every day with a different “super” card. I’ve also started reading “Mint Condition – How baseball cards become an American Obsession” by Dave Jamieson. If you’re a reader, read it. If your not, take the time to do so anyways. I’m only about 1/4 into it and it is really good. It’s a great read about how cards came about, and I’m sure most of you are like I was and know it was originally ads for tobacco but it started out so much more and has such a rich and somewhat dark history. But it goes into a few people who collected every different card they could and they did it, not for the money, but because they loved it.

So, what have I decided to do with them? I decided I would give them away, mostly free. I have posted a page on this blog, with all the teams listed. And what I want you to do is, let me know which teams you want. I will put you on the list with that team and when I get 50 cards of that team, I will e-mail you, you then have 3 days to paypal me $2.00 to cover shipping, and I will send you the cards. I wouldn’t even charge the $2.00 but like I said earlier, I’m broke and it’s still a pretty good deal (50 cards of your team for $2.00). So either comment on this blog, or shoot me an e-mail at jccsst1022 at gmail dot com and tell me which team you want to be notified about. I will take multiple people for teams, when I send the 1st person listed their cards, I will move their name to the back of the list for that team. And the next person on the list will get the next 50, and so on. I can’t tell you how long it’ll take to get 50 cards, I get some teams a lot more than others and it also depends on how many packs I can buy that week. But I would just love to see the cards go to people who appreciate them. So again, comment or email me (jccsst1022 at gmail dot com), I will add your name (1st come, 1st serve), and when that team gets to 50, I will notify you, you paypal me $2.00, and they will be packed and shipped to you.

If you have a sports or sports blog you want me to check out and possibly bookmark, let me know and I will check it out as well.


  1. I'll gladly take any Cubs and Blue Jays you have.

    Check out my blog too.


  2. Marked you down and your blog would be one of the 30 I already have bookmarked.