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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!

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.

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?

For ebayer eyes only: the logistics

Part 3 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.

If you don’t intend to ever use ebay to buy or sell cards, you can skip this one. Still, I hope that you continue reading. I got some encouragement from my cousin-in-law (who has actually appeared on a real football card, which is probably more than any of us can say) today who said he found Part 1 interesting. I said that I hoped it would be interesting for anyone who had ever picked up a baseball card. I was finding it interesting, and I hadn’t seen a baseball card in ten years. And that, I guess, is why I’m writing all this. I’ve definitely been feeling some urgency to get it all down now, while it’s happening, because it could be that I don’t have enough good cards for this epic sale to last even a week.

My first mistake was to offer optional insurance for $1. As it turns out, insurance costs $1.65 and up. I now charge $2 for optional insurance. I didn’t used to offer discounts for combined shipping to winners of multiple auctions (which happens! – see previous post), and no one seemed to mind, but now buyers pay the full shipping price once and add $1 for each additional card. I’ve also implemented what I think is the best shipping for sports cards on ebay. There are two options: the card in a semi-rigid top-loader, wrapped and taped snugly in a regular piece of paper and sent in a regular old envelope for $1.50, OR, the card in a semi-rigid top-loader chucked in a bubble mailer for $3. I make a few cents on both of these options, as with insurance, but not enough to pay for gas to and from the post office. It’s occurred to me to charge a ton in shipping and take less for the cards, because ebay takes a percentage of the final auction price and not of the total auction plus shipping charges, and quite a few sellers apparently do this, but, well, actually I can’t think of a good reason why I don’t do this. I guess I’m striving for total transparency whenever possible, and it’s important to me for potential buyers to know that I offer fair and reasonable shipping rates, even if it costs me a little in the long run.

I’m listed on ebay as preferring PayPal, which I do, because payment is instant, despite never actually asking what percentage of my sales they take, but I also accept money orders and cashier’s checks, in an effort to not discriminate against the Internet shopper with bad credit, or perhaps the Latin American shopper, who doesn’t trust that his credit card information is safe online. But what I didn’t do until today, and what took me a good 20 minutes to figure out how to do, was include a payment address. A payment address is not my registration address or my shipping address, but an address where low-tech buyers should mail their homeless-style payments. This resulted in one buyer probably having to go use the Internet at his local branch library and write me asking for my mailing address for payments which, incidentally, is different from my registration address.

I mentioned that posting a new item for sale takes about five (5) minutes, but I neglected to mention that this was only possible after a 15-minute tutorial on scanning with Dr. Mary Nisbet and a frantic call to my mom asking her how to get the scanner working. Apparently, the thing to do is click scan, then click the little box asking if you want to use the “scanner drivers”, which allow you to perform fancier maneuvers with the thing rather than settle for the more basic options available if you don’t click there. So use the scanner drivers. Then “preview” it. Then something that looks an awful lot like scanning, and which the layman is likely to confuse for scanning, will happen. But it isn’t scanning, it’s just previewing. Then you draw a rectangle around the card and click “scan”, and then it scans for real. Posting similar cards consecutively helps speed things up. Going by sport and year seems to work best, so all the 95-96 basketball cards, then the 96-97s, and when the basketball cards are gone, switch sports. This is so you don’t have to change categories as often, which takes time. Oh yeah, all this scanning came after Craig told me someone told him that scanning works better than photos. I’d been wondering why my photos of my cards were coming out so bad compared to everyone else’s, then I learned it’s because everyone else’s were scans and not photos. Then my scans were no good, and that’s where Dr. Mary Nisbet set me straight.

Now, having 115 things for sale on ebay is an awesome prospect when the first 11 items brought in $408, but what happens when I have 25 auctions ending per day, and 25 payments arriving via Paypal and the mails? I don’t know – talk to me in three days. But what I think will happen is that I’ll no longer feel the need to check up on my auctions every two minutes. It’s also important to remember that I’ve largely been posting the best items first. I expect that eventually, when the popcorn kernels are only popping every few seconds and my cards cease to bring in even the modest $0.99 that I’m asking, I’ll cease to bother with posting 25 things a day. The saving grace is that ebay keeps track of five steps in an idiot-proof manner: buying, paying, shipping, seller leaving feedback, buyer leaving feedback and the item being returned (if necessary), so that it’s hard to lose track of where you are in the process. I leave positive feedback for buyers the minute I hear of them paying. Some sellers like to wait until the buyer leaves positive feedback after receiving the card, but I don’t have the time or attention to detail to get into mind games with buyers and remember who I’m withholding feedback for and why. I have a few things for sale now that I’m not sure will bring 99 cents plus $1.50 shipping, but I’ll know for sure in six days.

In the meantime, these are the things I’ll be thinking about and trying to improve as the big bucks start a-rollin’ in.

What do you folks think about bidding $50 for a card and paying $3 shipping vs. paying $33 for a card and paying $20 shipping? Would you be inclined to opt for one or the other?

Flipping cards for cash ain’t easy

Part 1 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.

Greetings to all you noble collectors out there, millennial hobbyists. I’m selling my sports card collection for whatever I can get for it on ebay, trading memories for cash. This blog series is my contribution to the hobby, a chance for everyone who has ever collected cards in the last 20 years to see exactly what their cards are “worth”.

First, here’s a few things that are important to remember but too depressing to repeat: baseball cards from 1986 to 1996 are the most difficult to sell of any in history due to overproduction and steroids; baseball cards are difficult to sell in February because the season doesn’t properly start until April; football season is well over, and basketball playoff excitement is still months away.

Laughing at these negative market forces, somewhere along the big schlep I decided to sell my cards. It was all part of moving back to my home country for a third time and getting rid of a bunch of stuff that I’d even forgot I had because it’d been stored in my parents’ closets so long. Stuff like Pulp Fiction posters and t-shirts that are no longer appropriate for an engaged man to wear in public. The only differences was that I had over 30,000 baseball cards. Shortly came my first major realization of how this whole process was going to work:

Nobody cares what sets you have!
Aside from the fact that they’re a hassle to ship and almost impossible to grade accurately for prospective buyers, sets are out. I had success selling my boss’ sets from the 70s on ebay about ten years ago, which is not at all relevant to my case today. As a set collector, this was probably the most heart-wrenching revelation of the whole deal: if I ever wanted to sell anything, I’d have to break my painstakingly assembled sets wide open and sack them for the one or two cards in each that someone might buy. In preparing to do so, I learned the most important factor in the card business today:

Condition is king!
Since there is no shortage of even the best cards from each set, the overriding determinant of price is condition. There are plenty of 89 Upper Deck Griffeys, but they’re not all in certifiable mint condition, as identified with a professional grade of PSA 9. Having a handful of cards graded in my final days as a collector was the smartest thing I ever did. Graded cards are the easiest to sell, as their condition is assumed to be indisputable. My graded cards were the first to go on ebay and brought in the most money, by far, per card. In turn, this simple fact drives all card sales on ebay. Any card that is a legitimate candidate for a mint or gem mint grading is one that will command a good price at auction. Check out some completed auction results if you don’t believe me. I have posted 75 cards for sale this week, the condition of every one of which I scrutinized and described as best I could. I’d gained a reputation for being a scrupulous descriptor of the condition of those 70s cards, and I feel that dedicating five minutes per card (the time it takes to scan the card, write the description and post the item on ebay) to describe each card accurately is a good investment. The last thing you want in a firesale is customers returning things. And in a true firesale…

Everything must go!
I ritualistically sorted through my singles eight or nine times, sorting and resorting into smaller and smaller piles, until I realized that I’d rather have the money for all but one or two of them, which comic man Shane Amaya aptly described as more pop art than sports cards. A stack of very nice 70s and 80s basketball cards that I’d set aside for myself went on ebay the next day. Why in hell was I selling them if I didn’t want to sell the nice ones? Five minutes per card is a lot of work when there are 30,000 to go, and if anything was worth selling, it was the historically and stylistically influential cards that I’d handpicked in my last couple years collecting as being culturally relevant. Surely the point of selling any collection is to sell the best pieces. Here I began to understand the crucial role that guys like me play in the sports card hobby:

Save the baseball card hobby – sell your collection!
When you commit to selling your collection piece by piece to the highest bidder, holding nothing back and accepting practically any price, you have a chance to do something great. Nice cards are injected into the hobby at a rate of 25 per day (two hours at the computer). By writing even a one-line explanation of why one of my favorite cards would be a worthy addition to any collection, I initiate a relationship with potential buyers. I can be sure that potential bidders will at least be aware of my point of view, which I hope will be inspiring. Just because I’ve decided I don’t need a great 87-88 Larry Bird showing his leg way up in the air after a rebound and Kurt Rambis in the background anymore doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy it. It’s a great card! That’s why I got it in the first place! And because it’s in great condition, it’s suitable for even the most discerning collector. Whether it goes to a Larry Bird fan who doesn’t care what the corners are like, to somebody trying to build an entire 87-88 set in NM-MT+, or to a white power group, I can be sure it’ll be appreciated. Buyers get exactly the carefully selected cards they’ve been looking for and I am assured of getting exactly what their cards are really “worth”, and…

They’re only worth what somebody will actually pay for them on ebay!
There must be other sports card selling sites out there, but none can have anywhere near the traffic that ebay has, or be as easy to use. I’ve been astonished at how much simpler ebay is to use than I remember it and also at how much more I can do on ebay. ebay keeps track of everything. Paypal is awesome, and payment can be instantaneous. The trick is to get as much money as you can out of each card. When there were no bids on my graded Gwynn, McGwire and Piazza cards after three days, rather than risk somebody being the only one in seven days to be looking for a 93 Finest Piazza PSA 9 and grabbing the card for the starting bid of $0.99, I ended the auction and relisted them at $8.99, $5.99 and $4.99, respectively. They’re all selling now. I didn’t do that for my 95 Bowman Andruw Jones PSA 8, and after a week of very low traffic the winning bidder only had to shell out $5.50, probably a bit lower than what he would have had to pay if I’d started it at $4.99. There’s no danger of starting high-traffic items, like PSA 8 94 SP A-Rods, at $0.99, because the market will not let one of those sell for less than $120 or so. There is, however, a very real chance that there’s only one person looking for a Darryl Dawkins rookie card this week and that that person is willing to pay more than the $0.99 starting price tag. Cards like that one may only worth paying $0.20 to list on ebay, whereas $0.70 spent to list an exceptional 93 SP Jeter with pictures all over the place may have more than a $0.50 impact on the price of the final bid. ebay takes this fee plus 1% of sales, in my case, and Paypal takes another bit from credit and debit card payments.

So those are the dominant themes from these first couple weeks, which thus far include eight sales for about $280 (with one deadbeat buyer not having yet paid his $180 bill) with another 67 cards currently on auction. I’ll put another chunk up today, and hopefully every day, until they no longer bring in enough money to make it worthwhile. I’ll be posting new blog entries as often as interesting stuff happens.

How much would you pay for a 93 Finest McGwire showing his red mullet on front and back?

What’s one card from 1986 to 1996 that you’d like to have?