Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
When Joe Musgrove was dealt to San Diego over the winter, I let go of several of my Musgrove cards, including most of my autographs. I had too many, and his cards were fetching a decent price right after the trade.... Fast forward to last week when he threw the Padres first ever no hitter. I had immediate seller's remorse. Nostalgia washed over me, and I hopped on eBay to see if I could find a cheap rookie. For $6, this is what I came up with. It's nice to have a shiny Big Joe rookie back in my collection.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Nothing to see here, just a blue collar guy from Dayton, Ohio posing for a baseball card photo.
1984 Topps Glossy - Mike Schmidt
"Philadelphia is the only city, where you can experience the thrill of victory and the agony of reading about it the next day."
"Pete Rose is the most likable arrogant person I've ever met."
-Mike Schmidt"If you're associated with the Philadelphia media or town, you look for negatives. I don't know if there's something about their upbringing or they have too many hoagies, or too much cream cheese."
Monday, March 29, 2021
Another month has flown by. I stopped today to take a look at all of the cards I acquired in March, and it was another great month of grabbing singles. The sports card market is still blazing hot, and I'm still taking full advantage of that by continuing to sell cards that I'm ready to move on from. The eBay Standard Envelope mailing option is, in my opinion, one of the greatest things to happen to our hobby in the past decade. It's really enticed me to list some PWE-ship cards that I never would have considered listing.
As I send cards out, I'm able to bring cards in.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
- TCDB trades have picked up
- The market has more buyers than ever, and I've been able to sell cards that have no place in my collection - and historically had few buyers.
- One of my friends who hasn't collected since he was a child is getting back into cards and it's been fun to chat with someone about cards without using the internet as a medium.
- I believe many "dormant" collectors are resurfacing to sell some old cards that are becoming valuable again, and that means options for buyers.
- With all the activity surrounding the hobby, I've also felt more engaged than usual. In the past, it was just us bloggers in our little corner of the internet - some us just writing, some doing some trades, and maybe some buying and selling on eBay, COMC, and SportsLots. It seems like the hobby is more integrated with society now, if that makes any sense.