Mining for Gold … Literally

A few days ago, someone emailed me a list of their baseball cards that they wanted to sell. I took a look over the list, and saw a few cards I was interested in. I called up the seller to ask what he wanted. He mentioned the collection was valued at $20,000 and he was looking for 40 cents on the dollar. I let him know that no one would pay him 40 cents on the dollar, but I would love to take a look at the cards. He seemed a little stand-offish and said he would call me on

Such a Strange Sensation

Well, here I am - at my desk, blogging.  Aside from 8 of the 9 1986-87 Fleer BGS Graded cards I have sitting on my desk that I got the other day, I am cardboard free.  These past few months have been a whirlwind of wheeling and dealing.  All of the collections I have purchased, all of the card show transactions, etc.  Everything is gone.  Well, let me back up a bit here - I do still have my Canseco cards.  I actually just put up the bulk of that collection for sale too.  I have some sort of a


For the past few months, I've been selling off a massive collection I purchased. It was fun, but was getting cumbersome and, well ... old. After rapidly selling through my 3,000 count boxes of stars, rookies and inserts, I was still left with about 50,000 cards. It wasn't just one collection though. It was comprised of a lot of other little collections that I have been accumulating. - HUGE collection sorted mainly by players - Leftovers from a few other collections I had purchased - What was left of a hoard of newer complete sets - Over 200 in person