After hitting up the Branham Flea Market on Saturday, I made a pitstop over at my buddy Ben's house. He asked me if I wanted to buy the rest of the low-end baseball rookies, inserts, and parallels. I honestly did not. I'm still sorting through the stuff I bought off of him back in September and October.
But this was one of those "too good to pass up" cases. I haven't done an exact count, but I'd estimate that there are 3,500 to 4,000 cards here and I paid $100 for the four boxes. That breaks things down to less than 3¢ per card. In terms of value, it's a great deal. But when you factor in how much time I'll need to sit down and sort... the deal loses its luster.
I spent three hours on Saturday going through this stuff... and three more hours yesterday removing these cards from the penny sleeves. I'm sure I've mentioned my OCD before on this blog. But if I haven't, I'll just say that I have a thing about using old or dirty card supplies. Anyways... I'm only about halfway through the penny sleeve removal process. I'll try and wrap things up this afternoon when I get home from work.
Until then, here is today's question of the day...
If you bought some cards that came in old or dirty penny sleeves, would you keep them in there or swap them out?
I'd say 90% of these cards will be put into one of the new 5,000ct. boxes I picked up two weekends ago without the use of a penny sleeve. The nicer and more valuable cards will be definitely be re-sleeved.
Well that's it for today.
Happy Monday and sayonara!