The next time someone tells you that base cards from the 90's and 2000's are "worthless", send them a link to this post.
A few months ago I picked up a collection at the flea market and ended up with over 10,000 inserts, parallels, and rookie cards... plus close to 500 memorabilia cards and autographs.
If you're bored, you can read about it here. I It was definitely my finest hobby find.
After the dust settled, here's what was left over (along with some free cards I acquired awhile back on Craigslist)...
Within those boxes were cards ranging from 1987 Topps football to 2010 Upper Deck baseball. There were hundreds, maybe thousands of minor stars and tons of low end rookie cards left inside for someone to find.
I just knew that I didn't want them, which led to my dilemma.
How do I dispose of forty to fifty thousand sports cards?
A. Use them as a tax deduction and donate them to Goodwill.
B. Give them away to my students.
C. Fund my cardboard addiction and sell them on Craigslist.
I decided to test the market and went with the third option. Within 12 hours, I turned these boxes into $100. Not exactly the type of money that will put a person through college, but $100 is better than nothing.
These cards may not have held their value over time, but they're far from "worthless".
Stay tuned. I'll show off the goodies I purchased with the extra cardboard funds.
Happy Monday and sayonara!