A few weeks ago, a guy emailed me about a collection he inherited from his buddy. He had stumbled across my blog, realized that we lived in the same area, and wondered if I'd be interested in purchasing the collection.
He described it as "a couple thousand cards" from "90, 91, 92" that all "look alike". I told him that I wasn't really interested and explained that cards companies during that period cranked up the printing presses to meet the demands of collectors... which at the time was probably the hobby's peak.
I offered to meet up and help him evaluate the collection, so we met up at a local card shop.
As expected, there were tons of 1988 to 1992 sports cards. There were a few decent lowend rookies: 86TT Bo Jackson, 89D Ken Griffey Jr., 88T FB Bo Jackson, and a 89S FB Cris Carter.
To some collector out there, I'm sure it would be worth $25 to $50 to sift through the cards for entertainment purposes. Unfortunately, I don't have the space or time to sift through anymore collections.
I suggested that he post an ad on Craigslist, but I'm not sure what he'll end up doing. Before we left the shop, I inquired about a few items that caught my attention:
2002 Nestle #6 Ichiro Suzuki
You know me... can't get enough of food issues, especially when they're of players I collect.
1987 Donruss Opening Day Set
I've always wanted to add this set to my collection. It features the same card design as the regular base set, but only contained players on the opening day rosters.
1993 Classic Game Pack
I'm assuming these came out of a board game. I mainly was interested in it, because there was a Tony Gwynn card on the back. Actually there were three players I actively collect inside the cellophane package:
Plus a handful of other stars...
Finally, I was interested in this September 1992 issue of Allan Kaye's Sports Cards.
Just another magazine filled with cardboard history and these uncut sheets of cards:
They're not worth anything, but they're nice additions to my uncut sheet collection. I especially like the oversized Will Clark card.
Anyways... I offered him $5 for the lot and he accepted. It lightened his load and added a few additions to my collection without hurting my wallet.
Best of luck Juho on selling that collection. Hopefully, I was able to help you out a little. If not, maybe some fellow bloggers can help you out...
What's the best way to sell five to ten thousand junk wax era sports cards?
Happy Wednesday and sayonara!