Trying not to buy cards

Part 10 in a series chronicling the One Sorry Blog Baseball Card Sell-Off
By Paul Rivas

Editor’s note: One Sorry Blog founder Paul Rivas is selling off his baseball cards on ebay with seller name onesorryblog, keeping only a precious and worthless few. He intends to sell every last card that will bring money at auction and donate the remaining 30,000 for no tax break. Realizing that his last hurrah in the hobby is upon him, Rivas is recording and reflecting on the experience at One Sorry Blog, the thinking collector’s blog.

I already mentioned spending $5.50 at my local card shop on three 86-87 Fleer cards, a move I fruitlessly tried to justify by selling off the DJ card on ebay. The card didn’t sell – twice – and now I’m stuck with it, to go with Tom Chambers, Larry Nance and George Gervin (I can’t remember if I still have the Gervin or if I gave it to the person who bought my Gervin lot). Which got me thinking, maybe I should collect the 86-87 Fleer set, or at least all those that I can get cheaply. There was an eight-card lot on ebay that went for $5 including shipping, and it was a struggle not to bid. Last night I fought myself in my dreams as to whether or not buying 86-87 Fleer could be called anything other than addiction. In my sleep, I regretted selling my Dr. J sticker card for $1.25. Awake, I don’t find it nearly as difficult to not buy things, but in that dream it was tough.

Everyone knows it’s insane to buy cards during a firesale. There’s no doubt in my mind that the Chambers and Nance cards are pop art pieces well worth their $2 price tag, but that’s exactly what most of the 167 things I just sold on ebay were. Style is no excuse. Quite apart from the fact that my relapse almost inspired me to make good on a long-held collecting fantasy, I shouldn’t have gone against the principle of the sale. Remember how hot 86-87 Fleer cards were? They were hot, and I’ve always sort of wished I’d bought them in 1986, when I started collecting, instead of 86 Topps baseball, but that’s another gripe entirely. I acknowledge that I did a stupid thing, but I’m not sorry, and therein could be where the addiction lies.

I knew when this Sell-Off started that it would be all-consuming and heavy duty for as long as it lasted, and that it wouldn’t last very long. All of a sudden, the payments have all but stopped coming, and the 4:45 trips to the post-office are a thing of the past. Maybe I anticipated missing it all, and that’s why I bought those three cards. I tend to think it had more to do with my having come straight from looking at cards with Rob H. for three hours when I bought them. In any event, my ebay feedback is up to 68 now, 100 positives overall and the one mutual punk-out I had with one of my first buyers. It feels good, I suppose, having perfect feedback, and that’s where they get you. Despite being a nightmare to navigate, ebay is sure fun, and easy to get sucked into. As I write this, I’m watching five auctions for 86-87 Fleer items.

Saturday, I listed 14 lots, the last of the singles that are worth the effort and shipping costs to sell. In fact, their worth could not be more in question. I’ve lumped bunches of things together that didn’t sell or that I’d yet to try to sell. I started them all at the legal minimum $0.01, and have slashed shipping costs. It’s likely that some of the 14 lots will sell for less than the worth of their $0.08 rigid top-loaders. On the other end, I’m hoping the Kobe and Garnett stuff brings at least $5 per go. Of course, the stuff in the middle that I don’t think about is what will determine whether or not I make enough money to have made it worth the hour or two I put in on Saturday. Starting everything at $0.01 was Andrew Nixon’s suggestion, and starting the auctions on a Saturday afternoon was Rob Helms’s.

I predict that everything will sell for $0.01!

i’m trying to fix this.

Calculating shipping charges for baseball card sets and singles is tricky

Part 8 in a series chronicling the One Sorry Blog Baseball Card Sell-Off
By Paul Rivas

Editor’s note: One Sorry Blog founder Paul Rivas is selling off his baseball cards on ebay with seller name onesorryblog, keeping only a precious and worthless few. He intends to sell every last card that will bring money at auction and donate the remaining 30,000 for no tax break. Realizing that his last hurrah in the hobby is upon him, Rivas is recording and reflecting on the experience at One Sorry Blog, the thinking collector’s blog.

With the pace of the Sell-Off slackening a bit, I’ve been forced to find new ways of bringing in a few dollars. One has been to sell a few sets, which I’m finding to be as much trouble as I had feared it would. I currently have 93 Bowman, 93 SP and 94 SP for sale, each of which is missing the one big card, and entire versions of 96 SPX and 92 Upper Deck Minor League, which of course has 1992 cards of all the best 1993 rookies. I sold a complete 90 Leaf set to the winner of my 90 Leaf Frank Thomas. I’d offered the complete set on top of the Thomas for an additional $20, including shipping, and he accepted.

Now listen closely: if that same bidder hadn’t won five other items and paid $5.50 in shipping, this would have been quite a bad deal for me. As it turned out, mailing everything together, wrapped in bubble plastic and wedged in another cardboard box, cost $5.58. But the box I stupidly bought cost $2.50, and a roll of bubble paper cost another $2.50, not to mention packing tape for $2.50 more. I’ll use the bubble plastic and tape for future set shipments, but next time I’ll just wrap the wrapped set in brown paper and call it a day, rather than spending foolishly on a second ill-fitting box. There was also the problem of my having forgot that I’d offered the set up at this price and also listing it on ebay. This meant the leading bidder and one of this Sell-Off’s biggest supporters was devastated when I explained to him why I was ending the auction early. I’ve made a mental note to only list things in one place at a time.

Shipping continues to confound me. After seeing what mailing the 90 Leaf would have cost had I not lucked out with the winning bidder being a multiple winner, I’ve upped shipping charges for complete sets to $11. The couple that already had bids remain at $9. This allows for $6 in shipping alone (more for larger sets), plus $2 in packing materials if I can get four sets mailed with the bubble wrap and tape I bought. That leaves $3 to cover gas for the special trip to the post office that mailing a set requires, not to mention time spent packing it up.

Mailing single cards no longer requires a trip to the post office. After a week of sales, I’ve figured out that a single card in a top-loader wrapped in a regular piece of paper and sent in a regular business envelope can fly under the radar and be mailed as a letter with a single 41-cent stamp. Technically, such items should be charged the parcel rate of $1.13 and not the letter rate, but only one postal worker out of ten has charged me correctly. Sending two or three cards this way brings the postage for the improper method up to 73 cents, and up to $1.35 or so for the proper one. One astonishing discovery has been that while bubble mailers cost between $0.80 and $0.99 apiece, they weigh nothing more than a regular envelope! How can this be? Who knows, but yea, verily, it is so. The only problem is that a bubble mailer is indisputably a parcel and not a letter. In summary, a single card in a regular envelope can usually be mailed for a cost of 51 cents (41 for postage plus 10 for a peel-and-stick envelope), whereas a single card in a bubble mailer costs $2.12. By this count, it looks as though I’m making almost $1 in shipping on every item, but then I’ve not counted things such as regular letter paper, staples, time and the occasional need to pay the parcel rate.

Much of what I’ve listed recently in the way of single cards has been as lots of several related cards of the same player. I thought I’d try something new and charge $9 for shipping for these lots, which was cheaper than what, say, eight cards shipped individually would cost the buyer, and 50 cents cheaper than if one buyer bought all eight individually. Selling the lot for cheaper and charging more in shipping would save me close to 50 cents on ebay listing and final value fees, and I was sure buyers would be quick to figure this out. I struggled with the ethics of this, given that I’ve professed to make no money on shipping, but I figured that $3 or so in excess shipping here would go toward gas money, or something. The only comment I’ve received on this new practice came after the lots had been listed for a couple days, by the buyer of both my Moses Malone and Shaq rookie cards, two of my favorites in the entire sale. He suggested that although he didn’t really care, this bit of chicanery might be against ebay policy. I said I’d think it over, and I’ve since decided to heed his concern and drop the shipping down to $6. Thanks to him for reminding me of what I’d stated at the beginning of this sale of my entire collection piece by piece: that my interest was in seeing the cards go to good homes at final prices that reflected their value to buyers.

Another buyer impressed me with his good taste when he picked up my Darryl Dawkins and George Gervin rookies. I was also glad to see a local buyer and friend of mine land my entire collection of 14 Magic Johnson comeback years cards for $1.98 in two separate auctions. This guy was also the recipient of the first One Sorry Blog Baseball Card Sell-Off Readership Appreciation Prize. When I remembered that he collected Marlins cards, on account of his having decided in 1992 that he was going to back the Marlins when they came into the league, I ended the auction for a 94 Bowman’s Best and 96 Finest refractor Edgar Rentería on which he was bidding and gave them to him.

There are more OSBBCSORAPs to come, folks, so keep reading, leave comments and check out the auctions for a chance to grab some great stuff for $0.99. Ninety-five percent of what’s for sale now has one $0.99 bid or no bids at all.

How much is my baseball card collection worth?

Part 7 in a series chronicling the One Sorry Blog Baseball Card Sell-Off
By Paul Rivas

Editor’s note: One Sorry Blog founder Paul Rivas is selling off his baseball cards on ebay with seller name onesorryblog, keeping only a precious and worthless few. He intends to sell every last card that will bring money at auction and donate the remaining 30,000 for no tax break. Realizing that his last hurrah in the hobby is upon him, Rivas is recording and reflecting on the experience at One Sorry Blog, the thinking collector’s blog.

It was in Nicaragua, the country that gave you Dennis Martinez. We were in the last days of the big schlep. Clare had flown home with her Network TV Slut of a sister. I had risen at 5:00 a.m., a good hour or two later than the hours at which I would be asked to rise for the next two days’ buses to San Salvador and then Tapachula. Alone on my last night in Managua, I watched my first American football game of the season, Monday Night Pats at Ravens. I decided to start rooting hard for the Patriots to go undefeated and my Randy Moss rookie cards to be hot at $100 apiece. There followed some thoughts on what I would do for money when I got back to the U.S., and what I would do with all the stuff that I had stored around the county and forgotten about in my two years living in South America. By the time the Pats had pulled it out, I’d decided that slashing 30,000 cards would clean out the closets and bring a few dollars at the same time.

In Santa Barbara, two months, 95 auctions, three private sales and $1163 later, the Nicaragua story is laughable. The Pats slothed it in the Super Bowl, the Moss cards are the only ones I haven’t reclaimed from consignment at the card shop to auction on ebay, and a visit with a friend has served to remind me that 30,000 ain’t even that many: Rob, who has commented on this series, keeps 70,000 1987 Topps.

Dude’s got fourteen 5000-count monster boxes of 87 Topps. Think about what that means for my unopened wax box of the stuff. No good. Garnett cards are hot now, good. Kobe scoring 100 before I list my last ten of his rookie cards, also good. But a 96 Score Cal Ripken #2131 1:100,000,000 packs only brings $0.99? No good. I had dedicated a line or two in this limited edition blog (you are 1:120, one of only 120 readers per day) to how that card was the best card I ever got out of a pack and how I got it in the last pack I ever bought at Great American Baseball Cards. The card was on ebay seven days and inspired $0.99 (49p UK) in bids. How many 12-year-olds made mint condition Leaf sets in 1990 in Santa Barbara? That should make my 1990 Leaf set 1 of 1 or 2, tops, right? And if it is the only one, why shouldn’t the first and best 1990 Leaf set ever assembled by a Santa Barbara 12-year-old command a premium? Here I have the answer to the question of the year: How much is my baseball card collection worth?

86 Donruss Canseco rookie? $7.50. 85 Topps McGwire Olympic rookie professionally graded NM-MT? $10.50. Two (2) mint 87 Fleer Bonds rookies? $23.50. What surprised me is how I couldn’t find anything bad to say about a market such as the current one, a market in which a graded 95 Bowman Andruw Jones NM-MT is only worth $5.50. Who’s Andruw Jones? That card shouldn’t be worth money! Neither should elementary school kids have to spend four years’ allowance to get a nice Canseco rookie! I have no problem with a world in which a mint 93 SP Jeter is $132.50 and a 94 SP A-Rod PSA 8 is $127.50. I say cheap Cansecos for the kids. Meanwhile all adults should read Canseco’s book. You read it on One Sorry Blog: Canseco’s is a hilarious, truthful, irreverent, watershed work, the modern day Oddballs, only in the A Monograph on the Juice called Juiced! sort of way, in which only one in eight paragraphs begins, “I remember this one time in Oakland…” or whichever city. My copy was a present sent first class USPS to Buenos Aires, and I read it the day it arrived.

At the rate things are going, I’ll be selling stuff for another ten days or so. I can imagine listing the last saleable items in the next few days, or maybe I’ll wait to see how the current stuff ends up. I have four real nice sets for sale right now, two of which are missing the best card. I have two very nice rookie card lots for both Kobe and KG to put up today or tomorrow. Beyond that, I can’t see there being very much to sell that’s worth the five minutes and $0.20 required to list it on ebay. I suppose I could package a bunch of rookie and star cards together from ten-year spans and sell those, but it sounds like a right kerfuffle.

Then again, why not? I’m still of the mind that everything, if sold on its own and for its own merits, will sell. I can give you ten good reasons to buy my entire Nolan Ryan collection, but will you want to pay enough to make it worth my while to dig it all up? The fact is, a very high percentage of baseball cards are not only worthless, but a liability. Unless you’re selling the cards out of the back of your Volkswagen, as I have three times since this firesale began, somebody’ll have to pay to ship the stuff. I make no money on shipping, because I think that for what I’m doing, making money on shipping is bad style. If it’s not postage, it’s gasoline spent to get out to Longs on a Saturday, or the half hour spent in line waiting behind two moneygrams to Mexico that the computer was slow to process. I want this firesale to serve as a real-life price guide for the month of February 2008 for anyone who finds himself wondering what a certain of these cards is worth. The final price of all my auctions is the actual price the buyer is willing to pay plus the actual shipping charges and expenses. All the end-of-auction prices for the cards in my collection are, to the penny, exactly what those cards were worth, that week, on ebay.

Eat Me (or, How One Woman Overcomes her Racial Handicap and Prepares Damn Tasty Food from Around the World)

Strictly for High Rollers – Millionaire’s Shortbread
by Clare Nisbet

Shortbread crumbs mixed and ready for pressing The perfect Scottish trifecta - shortbread, caramel, chocolate

It’s a gloomy Monday morning at the downtown headquarters of OSB and the fact that it is a holiday inspired me to write about some serious Scottish dessert – Millionaire’s Shortbread. Besides, the baseball card series is getting old for me and it’s time to inject some good, old-fashioned variety back into this blog. I hope the NWTVS and Ace follow shortly. In my next blog I will take a much needed departure from dessert and Scotland but in the spirit of dusting off the cobwebs at OSB headquarters I am going to stick with what I know and love for one more week. Besides, is it just me or is it enough with the baseball cards already?!

Millionaire’s Shortbread is NOT for the faint of heart. It’s actually likely to push those weak of heart over the cardiac arrest edge. It is a traditional Scottish treat that I used to love as a child – likely contributing to both my chub and my janky teeth. I recently made it for a bunch of Americans at our annual Festivus celebration as a sort of sociological experiment and they couldn’t get enough. It’s true that most Scottish food is based on a “survival of the fittest” mentality and ideal for only those blessed with an iron gut. That being said, if you are tough enough – these are some of the best mouthfuls you’ll ever experience.

This shortbread is a perfect combination of traditional shortbread, homemade caramel, and chocolate. It’s also a great dessert because it’s got a couple of tricky elements that are good for practicing. You can perfect your shortbread and caramel techniques and your patience in the kitchen and what results is to-die-for good.

Here are the three stages for perfect Millionaire’s Shortbread. The best tip I can give you is patience – make sure that the recipe is cooled completely after each layer is completed.


6oz butter6oz granulated sugar
8oz plain flour
2 oz corn flour
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat over to 350. Grease and flour a 12 inch baking tin (the deeper, the better). Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, corn flour, and baking powder. Gradually beat this into the butter and sugar mixture until you have beautiful shortbread crumbs (see photo for example). Spread the mixture into the baking tin and press to create shortbread (with clean fingers is the most old school, and most effective method). Bake shortbread for 20 minutes and cool completely while you prepare the caramel.


6oz sugar
6 oz butter
I can (15 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbs golden syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract

Place all ingredients except the vanilla into a saucepaul. Over very low heat stir until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved (this can take several minutes – just hum and stir, hum and stir). Then bring mixture to a gentle boil and boil for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly. Take the mixture of the heat, let cool for 1 minute then stir in the vanilla. Stir final mixture for 2 more minutes and then pour over the shortbread. Place this in the refrigerator until caramel hardens completely.


All you need is your favorite chocolate. In the spirit of Scotland I use Cadbury’s Dairy Milk and Dark Chocolate.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler over hot water. A touch of butter gives the chocolate a beautiful sheen. Pour it over caramel when it is completely hardened. When the three-layered goodness is completely cooled, cut into squares and enjoy. Guaranteed mad props.

Large-scale price study underway

Part 6 in a series chronicling the One Sorry Blog Baseball Card Sell-Off
By Paul Rivas

Editor’s note: One Sorry Blog founder Paul Rivas is selling off his baseball cards on ebay with seller name onesorryblog, keeping only a precious and worthless few. He intends to sell every last card that will bring money at auction and donate the remaining 30,000 for no tax break. Realizing that his last hurrah in the hobby is upon him, Rivas is recording and reflecting on the experience at One Sorry Blog, the thinking collector’s blog.

Thanks to the many multiple buyers I’ve had so far! I think this is what we’re all striving for. In my experience, doing several deals with the same buyer or seller makes life easier and cheaper on all fronts. I suppose these folks have been enticed by the option ebay gives viewers to view a seller’s other items, as opposed to finding several of my cards on unrelated individual searches, but I don’t know for sure.

Today was my first big day item-wise, with 27 auctions closing. 24 things sold for about $100 total. Not surprisingly, two Jermaine O’Neal parallels and a chingered Doug Flutie rookie did not sell. I still have 131 items for sale, and each of the next few days will involve action similar to today’s. My autographed George Gervin white replica rookie from Topps Chrome, I think, went for $12.05. I’d started it at $9.99, the highest minimum bid I placed on any card in this entire firesale, because I wasn’t sure too many people would be looking for Gervin cards, and I didn’t want to let it go for too little, since I like it plenty and would have been happy to have kept it. Yet today I posted a remarkable 12-card Gervin lot that already has one bid. I also have an 86-87 Fleer card of him for sale. Jermaine O’Neal and Al Harrington autograph inserts bring a buck or two. This shocked me as being absurdly low, but I suppose it shouldn’t. My Byron Scott autographics only went for $4, and he used to run with Showtime. Remember those Skybox autographics? I knew a guy in town who paid $200 for the Grant Hill.

If you’re wondering which is Kobe’s best rookie card besides Chrome, it’s apparently E-XL 2000 by a nose. My Kobe E-XL-2000 sold for $19.05 as compared to my Finest, which only brought $17.50. I professed to have every Kobe rookie card, which I was sure I did until I went running to my parents’ house to dig up the Topps Chrome that I saw was bringing $130 on ebay only to find that I literally had every one but that one. Disappointing, but had I checked my inventory beforehand, I wouldn’t have wasted a trip. I had the O’Neal and Garnett 96-97 Topps Chrome, but not the Kobe. I do have every Garnett rookie, but they’re going fast. It’ll be interesting to see which inserts command bucks and which slip by for 99 cents.

A Canadian bought my Mark McGwire Finest mullet card, and my autographed Garnett insert is going to France. People are really taking to my $1.50 shipping option, as I thought they would. All I did today was put up that Gervin lot and possibly the only two sets I’ll sell intact: 90 Leaf and 96 SPX. I was proud to have made the 90 Leaf set, and I was probably one of the only 12-year-olds in town to put one together. I collected the 96 SPX in my time working at Rob and Eric’s card shop. I tried something a little different today, and listed the shipping for each of the above three items at $9, instructing buyers to consider this when bidding. I’m curious as to whether it will have any effect on the final price. I have quite a few older basketball cards finishing tomorrow.

Whose rookie year card do you think will bring in the most: Dr. J, Moses Malone, Gervin, Darryl Dawkins, Magic, Bird or Rodman?

Much-appreciated support in the face of uncertainty

Part 5 in a series chronicling the One Sorry Blog Baseball Card Sell-Off
By Paul Rivas

Editor’s note: One Sorry Blog founder Paul Rivas is selling off his baseball cards on ebay with seller name onesorryblog, keeping only a precious and worthless few. He intends to sell every last card that will bring money at auction and donate the remaining 30,000 for no tax break. Realizing that his last hurrah in the hobby is upon him, Rivas is recording and reflecting on the experience at One Sorry Blog, the thinking collector’s blog.

Fully four people have written the ebay desk of One Sorry Blog in the last week saying how inspiring they’d each found this little series. A few folks have conveyed their comments on the blog to me verbally, perhaps thinking (as I did) that no one else reads it anyway, and a few others have cabled to say that they’re still reading. One bidder sent me a message on ebay suggesting that I might get more bids for one of my rather nice Garnett cards if I listed it in the basketball instead of baseball category.

In every instance, the message has been encouraging, and surprisingly in line with what I posited in the first part of this series, namely that my turning my early life’s work out to the collecting masses at absurdly cheap prices is a good and necessary thing for the hobby. Everybody is stoked on these cards, and wouldn’t they be? I’ve been astonished at what good condition they’re in (like that Moses Malone, for instance), and as I put another 25 for sale every day on ebay, I’m continually finding things that even I find exciting, and I’m supposed to not be interested anymore.

The card shop owner had warned me: “Be careful. This is just how Josh started again. He came in here talking about selling all his cards, and then he’d find something here that he thought was cool. Then he was buying packs, and now he’s collecting again.” I laughed, but kept finding reasons to go back the next day, on my way to or from my parents’ house, where the scanner and good internet connection are. I’ve probably been in the card store every day for the last week, or more times than I had in the last ten years combined.

Yesterday, though, I saw something there that I hadn’t seen before: one of those old 50-count plastic boxes full of 86-87 Fleer basketball singles. Now I don’t know about our readers around the country, but 86-87 Fleer has never been a common sight in Santa Barbara. Nevertheless, there they were, 50% off book. The two that caught my eye were Larry Nance in the dunk contest and Tom Chambers’ rookie card. I knew I couldn’t bring myself to buy them, not with the money I’d just collected from the sale of my 52 Topps Feller. Then I saw the Dennis Johnson, and I told myself that I could sell the DJ on ebay and it would practically pay for the two.

Like almost all the singles in the card shop, they were on consignment, but these happened to belong to a former teammate of mine on the A’s in the coach-pitch league. I wrestled with it for a good minute or two, and the card shop owner even offered to give me my money back after I’d made the purchase. Yet the moment that I picked up a Tom Chambers rookie card from the most iconic set of basketball cards ever made for $2, I knew what an old neighbor of mine had felt two weeks ago when I’d sold him my 89 Upper Deck factory set for $40 in the post office parking lot and he said, “I’ve wanted this since I was a kid!”

That’s the only way I can describe it: I’ve felt like a kid the last couple weeks. This blog is proof, I mean just look at how many new posts have gone up here in the last week versus the last several months. In preparing to give the friend who bought my Feller card a bunch of old commons, I went through a 3200-count box of pre-1986 cards to make sure there wasn’t anything in there that I should keep. I discovered a pile of about 75 cards in penny sleeves containing rookie cards of the likes of Billy Joe Robidoux, the San Diego Chicken and Fred Dryer, whom I only ever knew as Hunter. My friend said he could see how excited I was about this whole card thing again, and I told him that what was so exciting about it was that I had no idea how long it was going to turn out. I changed my mind every day about how much to keep, I didn’t know if half the cards I put on ebay would even sell and I was still only had four or five auctions ending per day. I’ve sold 20 things for $668 thus far, but I have another 152 auctions ending in the next week. Everything is fleeting these days, and I’m finding that I whenever I sit down to do anything related to cards I feel braced with youth. I write these blog entries at 2 a.m., and I’ve been arriving at my parents’ house earlier and earlier in the day.

The biggest news from the Sell-Off in the last couple days has been that my much-touted 93 SP Jeter rookie went for $132.50, whereas a Garnett autographed card that books for $150 and for which I paid $70 went for $29.02. What’s even more astonishing to me is that a Scoreboard Jermaine O’Neal autograph card looks like it’s gonna go for the 99-cent mininum. My big question these days will be how much money these lesser cards go for. I’m only expecting 10 or so of the 152 items currently remaining to bring in more than $10 apiece, but If Kobe scores 100 points in the next day or two, I’ll be rich.

You just never know with ebay, and that’s part of the fun. There obviously aren’t very many Jermaine O’Neal fans looking for his rookie cards this week, but who’s to say that there won’t be next week? All those great cards I listed that don’t look like they’re going to sell for $0.99 have to be worth more than that to somebody, right? Are you telling me nobody wants a Larry Bird card with Rambis in the background for 49p? No one needs a Doug Flutie rookie card in the next 15 hours?